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Fall NexGen event adds evening educational sessions

This fall's NexGen event is scheduled for Oct. 5-7 in North Carolina. The three-day open house event, presented by Biesse America, C.R. Onsrud, Costa & Grissom Machinery, Delmac Machinery Group, Holzma U.S. and Stiles Machinery, includes the addition of an evening educational session and reception in each of the major cities of the participating companies.

All of the one-hour presentations begin at 5 p.m. (EST) and is followed by a reception.

The first evening seminar on Oct. 5 will be at the Comfort Suites Airport in Greensboro, N.C. Presenter Steve Walker, an extension specialist for North Carolina State University's Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center, will talk about the critical aspects of any lean manufacturing implementation.

The Oct. 6 seminar will be at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Mooresville, N.C. Presenter Paul Hoffman, a LEED consultant for Choate Construction Co., will focus on the LEED rating system and the challenges and opportunities presented to the various industries associated with the building industry. Hoffman will also discuss the various government incentives, rebates and allowances that sustainable design brings to building owners, builders and designers such as the 179D Federal Energy Tax Deduction.

The Oct. 7 seminar will be at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Presenter Brandon Uttley, president of Web Business Freedom Inc., will discuss social media and its implications for businesses. He will review the latest trends and how to strategically use the most effective tools, including Facebook, Twitter and more. Attendees will discover how to effectively monitor online conversations, respond to issues and spread messages quickly and cost effectively.

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