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December 1, 2021



As we all know, much has happened in the two years since we have gathered together for a
Management Update Conference…and a lot has changed. Through it all, the precision
machining industry has been a constant force – we have dealt with many challenges, but we
have weathered the storm, adapted and thrived.

As we push to move positively forward into 2022, the Update Committee is focused on
preparing a conference to help you and your organization address management needs,
including the number one issue facing all of our shops – employee and workforce development.

Topics will dive deep into the how-to’s for attracting, finding, recruiting, and hiring new
employees, as well as retaining and managing the ones you have. Randy Beck from Ernst &
Young speaks on recruiting and hiring in today’s world, Jeff Kortes talks about how to KEEP
them. Hear from your peers as they share their finding, recruiting and hiring successes; USA
Olympic Rugby coach Mike Friday offers his strategies on how to meld diverse personalities and
to focus on one main goal; John Miller talks about the “question behind the question” and the
importance of personal accountability; and, of course, we’ll get an economic update from ITR
Economics economist, Lauren Saidel-Baker and latest HR updates from Melanie Webber, Fisher
Phillips LLP.

Visit the conference website for all the details: 

Join us in the colorful and vibrant city of New Orleans, February 10-13, to re-connect and
network in-person with your industry peers, learn from the speakers and each other, and bring
home new ideas to strengthen your workforce base and build on your organization’s success in
2022 and beyond.



                                JoAnn Vlach                                                                      Kyle Detterbeck
              Efficient Machine Products Corp.                                    Lester Detterbeck Enterprises Ltd.