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Meghan Burris, Director of Public Affairs
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Introduced by Guy Coviello, Foundation President, Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you, Guy, for that kind introduction, and for hosting us here at America Makes, the National Additive, and Manufacturing Innovation Institute. I am extremely pleased to witness the ingenuity and discovery that is taking place in the heart of downtown Youngstown. It is reflective of this state’s...

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Thank you, Mark, for that kind introduction, and for hosting us here at the MBA Conference Center. And congratulations on 115 years of your company providing goods and services to the many generations of industrial firms that have benefited from your longevity. It says a lot about your company culture for it to have weathered countless downturns, big changes in technology, and the rise of global...

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