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SMITH & WESSON REVITALIZES MANUFACTURING

 DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) President Frank McCarty, CMfgE, will visit Smith & Wesson in Springfield, Mass., to salute the manufacturer's significant revitalization program.
 During McCarty's Nov. 2 visit he will discuss his theories on reinventing manufacturing. The talk will be followed by a tour of the facility during which Smith & Wesson will show how they moved from traditional to high-tech manufacturing through cost reductions, revamping of an old facility and restructuring of their labor force.
 "We at SME know manufacturing has been and still is the backbone of our country. That is why we are proud to help Smith & Wesson highlight their achievements toward world-class manufacturing," McCarty said.
 All members of SME from the geographic region were invited to attend this sold-out event highlighting the Smith & Wesson facility. Other guests will include Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Jim Shriver.
 McCarty will announce the rejuvenation of SME Pioneer Valley Chapter No. 32. Those interested in future events should fax their name and address to Jim Pelletier at 413-734-9023.
 SME, headquartered in Dearborn, is an international professional society dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the field of manufacturing engineering and management. Founded in 1932, SME has more than 75,000 members in 68 countries and sponsors over 325 senior chapters and 220 student chapters worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Pelletier, engineering manager of Smith & Wesson, 413-781-8300, or fax, 413-734-9023/


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