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Richard McCormack to Speak on U.S. Manufacturing At DFMA Forum in Rhode Island, June 9-10

Trade policy expert, book author and editor of Manufacturing & Technology News tackles
“From Policy to Technology: The State of U.S Manufacturing Today”

WAKEFIELD, R.I., USA, May 27, 2009 – Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., announced today that author and editor Richard McCormack will give the first presentation at the twenty-fourth annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®), on June 9-10, 2009. The Forum, titled “Reviving Manufacturing through Better Design,” will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, R.I., USA.

McCormack, who has addressed trade issues and national manufacturing policy before the U.S. Congress, will deliver his Forum presentation, “From Policy to Technology: The State of U.S Manufacturing Today,” on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. He will also take part in a four-person panel discussion on Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., titled “Reviving U.S. Manufacturing: How to Make It Happen.” DFMA Forum speakers and audience are comprised of leading U.S. manufacturers and software development firms, along with members of the Rhode Island business and educational community.

“Richard McCormack is a familiar name in American manufacturing circles,” said John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “He brings unique insight and strong opinion to the subject of how we, as a nation, have arrived at this economic juncture in manufacturing and trade. Our conference is committed to offering the frankest, most focused and most practical answers we can gather on what needs to be done now in U.S. manufacturing, both in terms of using the best design technologies and managing the outcome.”

About Richard McCormack

Richard McCormack is editor and publisher of Manufacturing & Technology News, a publication he created in 1994. He was founding editor of High Performance Computing and Communication Week in 1991 (where he covered the birth of the Internet) and was founding editor of New Technology Week in 1987. Prior to that he was a reporter for, and became editor of, The Energy Daily, where he focused on coverage of the nuclear power industry. As a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, he has covered science, technology, industry and government for 26 years, specializing in economic competitiveness and globalization. He is author of the book "Lean Machines: Learning from the Leaders of the Next Industrial Revolution" and the forthcoming "Manufacturing a Better Future for America." His work has appeared in hundreds of publications and has been cited and read throughout the world.

About the DFMA Forum

The Forum is the foremost conference worldwide on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) methodologies and software. DFMA structures team knowledge and guides early collaboration efforts to combine increased performance functionality and innovation with significant product cost reduction.

The Forum provides valuable insights to managers, strategists, and financial decision-makers, including product designers, manufacturing engineers, supply-chain managers and purchasing personnel. Papers offered this year cover topics such as Eco-design; web-based, interactive 3D assembly documentation; DFMA and OEM and supply-chain partnerships; cost engineering; and new 3D CAD technologies for streamlining design to manufacturing. For information on the 2009 International DFMA Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly, go to http://www.dfma.com/forum/index.html

About Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.

Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., was the first company to commercialize Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) methodologies and software tools, which make it possible to evaluate, estimate, and reduce the manufacturing cost of a product in the design phase through product simplification and cost estimation. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, including Dell, John Deere, Harley-Davidson, and Whirlpool, use DFMA to cut the costs of their manufactured products and achieve design innovation in their markets. The company was founded in 1983 and received the National Medal of Technology Award in 1991. For more information about DFMA software, workshops, consulting services, and international conferences, contact Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., 138 Main Street, Wakefield, RI  02879, USA. Tel. (401) 783-5840. Fax (401) 783-6872. Web site: www.dfma.com. E-mail: info@dfma.com.

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