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SME, STIQ and REAI Announce Strategic Partnership for Upcoming 3-in-1 Manufacturing Event

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Toronto, Ont. — Mar. 11, 2013 – The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Sous-Traitance Industrielle Quebec (STIQ) and Regroupement des Équipementiers en Automatisation Industrielle (REAI) have announced their strategic partnership to support Quebec manufacturing companies at an upcoming manufacturing event this April 23- 24 at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montreal.

The PMDS (Plant Management and Design Engineering Show) which will be co-located with the AmExpo (Advanced Manufacturing Expo) and Contrex (Contract Manufacturing Show) will feature approximately 80 companies exhibiting and showcasing ways to improve production processes and offer alternative solutions to enhance production.

“This collaborative effort between our associations is to demonstrate to manufacturing companies in Quebec that there are solutions to their production requirements right here in their own backyard. Whether companies are interested in constructing their own solutions or looking for contract manufacturers to bring their products to market, there are numerous companies (big and small) that have the products and knowledge to fulfill these orders” said Merry Dang, Marketing Manager, SME.

The April event will provide educational conference sessions and presentations to address the challenges that face manufacturers today including global competitiveness, identifying ways to grow business while maintaining costs and providing certification opportunities.

To learn more about these events, visit fabricationquebec.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Nick Samain
Group Manager, SME Canada
Direct: 647.968.1681
Email: nsamain@sme.org

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (www.sme.org)
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world's leading resource for manufacturing information and knowledge. With Canadian headquarters in Toronto, the society promotes an increased awareness of the value of manufacturing among industry professionals and the general public, while supporting educational initiatives and introducing career options for those entering the industry. For half a million manufacturing engineers, executives and members in more than 70 countries around the globe, SME is the source for knowledge, networking and skills development opportunities that help them advance their careers, their companies and their industries.

Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (www.stiq.com)
Founded in 1987, Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (STIQ) is an association of Quebec based manufacturing companies. STIQ’s mission is to foster the development of business relations by linking together manufacturers and suppliers.

STIQ is an association representing over 500 members and customers of all sizes and operating in various industries and services.

STIQ offers professional and technical services aimed at creating strong supplier networks for local and international markets.

A leader in its industry, STIQ possesses nationally and internationally renowned partners. STIQ is a proactive partner for companies operating at various levels of the supply chain.

Regroupement des Équipementiers en Automatisation Industrielle (www.reai.ca)
The REAI is a group of Quebec manufacturers of industrial equipment with automation solutions to increase productivity.

The REAI group endorses its members to Quebec manufacturers and internationally, promoting automation of production, government and economic decision making and networking activities.

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If you have questions about the press release or need additional information, please contact SME Public Relations at communications@sme.org.