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 Who:              The Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics Services Group at WithumSmith+Brown (Withum), PC, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Somerset County Business Partnership and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)

 What:             are hosting “Driving Business through Sustainability,” the premier Manufacturing Cabinet event featuring noted guest speaker and Columbia University professor William “Bill” Russell, who also is a principal of a sustainability management consulting company called Transitioning to Green, Inc.

 When:            Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 Where:           The Madison Hotel, 1 Convent Rd., Morristown, NJ

 Why:              Given the renewed national and regional focus on manufacturing as a stimulus for economic growth and expansion, the Manufacturing Cabinet co-founders established this group to advance the full spectrum of manufacturing in New Jersey and beyond, from logistics and distribution to the entire supply chain. As the sector continues its comeback, the Manucturing Cabinet is bringing together some of the business and industry’s greatest minds.

In New Jersey, there are more than 10,500 manufacturing businesses and over 360,000 jobs – both of which are growing. Driving this manufacturing rebirth is New Jersey’s highly educated workforce as well as serving as home to the East Coast’s largest port facility and an extensive highway and rail network. In addition, the state’s high population density is a magnet for retailers.

The cabinet is being spearheaded by Jim Hannan, practice leader of Withum’s Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics Service Group; Paul Boudreau, president of Morris County Chamber of Commerce; Michael Kerwin, president and chief executive officer of Somerset County Business Partnership; and John Kennedy, chief executive officer of NJMEP.