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Advanced Manufacturing Night returns to Fluor Field in Greenville — what to expect

Jason Thomas //June 18, 2024//

Manufacturing and engineering technology trends will be on full display with the annual Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night at Fluor Field. (Photo/Jason Thomas)

Manufacturing and engineering technology trends will be on full display with the annual Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night at Fluor Field. (Photo/Jason Thomas)

Manufacturing and engineering technology trends will be on full display with the annual Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night at Fluor Field. (Photo/Jason Thomas)

Manufacturing and engineering technology trends will be on full display with the annual Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night at Fluor Field. (Photo/Jason Thomas)

Advanced Manufacturing Night returns to Fluor Field in Greenville — what to expect

Jason Thomas //June 18, 2024//

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Manufacturing and engineering technology trends will be on full display with the annual Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Night at Fluor Field.

The ninth annual event is set for Tuesday, June 25.

The Greenville Drive, BMW, Michelin North America, Inc., GE Vernova, Greenville Technical College and Greenville County Schools will host the event.

Each year, AM&E Night welcomes, on a complimentary basis, thousands of K-12 students to the ballpark as the event is used to “ignite the passion” for AM&E with young people and their families to ensure the region’s largest and most innovative employers have the workforce they need for future growth and success, according to a news release.

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AM&E Night this year will feature educational content relevant for all students and parents, including more than 25 interactive exhibits on the stadium concourse, the release stated. The exhibits will be from leading AM&E companies and organizations throughout the region showcasing a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering content including machine learning and technology, automation, mechatronics, 3D printing & scanning, computer manufacturing, engineering design, and more.

This year’s confirmed exhibitors include:

  • Returning: BMW, Michelin, Greenville Technical College, GE Vernova, Greenville County Schools, Milliken, Bosch, Bosch Rexroth, Duke Energy, Dodge Industrial
  • New for 2024: Arthrex, Ryobi, Wauseon Machine.

“Our associates are always enthusiastic about Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Night,” said Dr. Robert Engelhorn, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing, in the release. “This event provides a wonderful platform for our BMW Scholars team to demonstrate the innovations in today’s manufacturing environment while also educating youth and adults on exciting careers such as robotics, mechatronics, and automotive engineering.”

The Boston Red Sox will also return to AM&E Night for a second straight year with a concourse display showcasing how analytics & technology are transforming the player development process across baseball, the release stated.

Students will have the opportunity to join the “Young Innovators Club” — an incentive for students to visit all the exhibits on the stadium concourse and by doing so having a chance to win great prizes and experiences.

AM&E Night will also feature a panel discussion with industry leaders talking directly to students and parents about the best way to pursue careers in advanced manufacturing and technology, the release stated. This year’s panelists include:

  • Ericka Suber (HR manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion, BMW)
  • Shane Long (vice president of global supply chain, GE Vernova)
  • Kelvin Byrd (dean, School of Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Technology, Greenville Technical College)
  • Jason Loftis (senior site continuous improvement manager, Michelin).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Alex Estevez, venture partner, Accel Partners.

“At this annual event, students and parents can hear from industry leaders, educators, and apprentices about the opportunities that are waiting in advanced manufacturing and engineering,” said Keith Miller, president of GTC, in the release. “It’s wonderful to see families interact with technology and get excited about these very promising fields.”

All K-12 students can attend AM&E Night on a fully complimentary basis.

Ballpark gates and the stadium concourse open at 6 p.m. The panel discussion in the 500 Club begins at 6:15 p.m. And first pitch of the Drive game against the Hickory Crawdads is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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