• St. Louis Reclaiming Its Reputation As A Global-Caliber Manufacturing Hub
    Our region’s manufacturers and product developers are working together to rebuild St. Louis’ great legacy as a World-Class manufacturing hub.
    St. Louis, MO – Aug 26, 2019 – In the morning of August 29th, Craftsmen Industries will play host to St. Louis Makes, a local nonprofit collective of our region’s premier manufactures and product developers. The mission is to promote the best products, the best practices and best in skillsets unique to our community while providing growth opportunities for its members and the St. Louis region as a whole. With an expected attendance of over 100, the event will include leadership from CEO’s, Presidents and Directors from St. Louis’ most innovative and historically important manufacturing companies converging to share ideas and insights on how to promote the entire St. Louis Manufacturing landscape on a global scale.
    St. Louis’ ability to deliver a superior product didn’t happen by chance. Globally dominate companies, including Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Bayer/Monsanto and Anheuser Busch, headquartered here and demanded excellence. Our manufacturing businesses were built to respond. “The most challenging verticals in manufacturing are Aerospace/Defense and Life Sciences,” explains Marc Bowers, CEO of St. Louis Makes. “Both have their foundations firmly planted right here in our city. The superiority of our capabilities was necessary to meet the demands of customers right in our backyard.”
    Over 100 years ago, the strength of the region’s economy, location and our unique capabilities solidified St. Louis’ position as a leader in global manufacturing. According to stlouismakes.org, manufacturing remains a quarter of the St Louis region’s economic activity. St. Louis Makes exists to preserve and promote this community by delivering education, networking, showcase events and market analysis to ensure its ongoing growth, strength and profitability while creating a more diverse community of like-minded businesses who will advocate for Manufacturing in the region.
    “While the rest of the world sees a decline in many sectors of American dominance, St. Louis is taking its destiny into its own hands. Standing out as a beacon of American innovation, the greater St. Louis region continues its legacy as the nation’s top manufacturing hub. The competitively-dominant factors in our success include the strength of our local workforce, the strong foundation of our education, our creative history, ingenuity, and a work ethic superior to any other region I’ve had the honor to lead.” said Mark Steele, President and CEO of Craftsmen Industries in St. Charles. “We’re proud to promote this region, our industry and the future of manufacturing. We’re proud to be a part of the success in this unique community and to play host to so many more who share a vision of creating a region of the best in manufacturing in the global marketplace.”
    Date and Time:
    August 29th 9 a.m.  – 11 a.m.
    Expected Attendance: 100+
    Arrivals & Check In: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
    9-9:30 a.m. Networking
    9:30-10:00 a.m. Welcome 3-5 mins (Marc Bower, CEO, St. Louis Makes), Introduction and Keynote 10-15 mins (Mark Steele, CEO, Craftsmen Industries)
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Tours of the Facility
    10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Open Q/A with Craftsmen Leadership
    10:50 a.m. Close
    Craftsmen Industries
    3101 Elm Point Industrial Drive
    St. Charles, MO 63301

    Event Link And More Information Here:
    About St. Louis Makes:
    St. Louis Makes is a private nonprofit with the mission is to promote and grow manufacturing revenue and employment across the St. Louis region’s manufacturing supply chain. St. Louis Makes provides networking, education and analysis programs, which connect and train makers, inventors and manufacturing companies through best practices in product management, new product development and business development.
    St Louis Makes will address these opportunities through three platforms:
    ·         Education: St Louis Makes conducts educational workshops on manufacturing industry specific topics designed to help existing manufacturers and entrepreneurs grow their ideas into new products.
    ·         Events: St Louis Makes is creating events that bring innovators and manufacturers together and that help showcase the manufacturing industry to the broader community. 
    ·         Analysis: St. Louis Makes is a nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and industry best practices in innovation. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical learning and growth opportunities for manufacturers, makers and other innovators.
    About Craftsmen Industries:
    Craftsmen Industries is a full-service, single-source, end-to-end fabricator of unique, highly complex, mobile support assets. Since 1982, we have served the marketing, aerospace and defense, racing, architectural, environmental, industrial and food-service industries. Our portfolio includes globally recognized brands as well as rapid-deployment expandable trailers, mobile kitchens, command centers, emergency response communication, power and utility solutions, maintenance stands, and container solutions.
    We deliver Ideation to Creation, Fast.
    For over 37+ years, our capabilities remain un-matched. With over 160,000 sq. ft of production floor and 160+ craftsmen and women dedicated to quality, service, and speed, our history of customer success, satisfaction and retention remains a testament to our workmanship.
    Our uniqueness is our competitive advantage because we own the entire, highly integrated production process, eliminating the unnecessary frustrations, complications and costly complexity of a multi-vendor solution. Our ability to engineer and quickly fabricate complex one-off solutions is built upon this end-to-end integration of the entire supply chain – from engineering and design to fabrication. Our strict adherence to our ISO 9001:2015 Certification ensures the highest quality throughout the entire process.

    Dave Scott
    Director, New Business
    3101 Elm Point Industrial Drive
    St. Charles, MO 63301 
    m (618) 578-8384

    d (636) 940-5818

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