Expo at Salina Industrial Park to Celebrate Manufacturing in Central New York

Salina, N.Y. -- More than 40 manufacturers from the Greater Syracuse area will display their products at an expo Thursday (Oct. 5) to promote manufacturing in Central New York.

"Making it in Central New York Celebration '17" will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salina Industrial Powerpark, the former General Motors Inland Fisher Guide plan at 1 General Motors Drive in Salina.

The expo is being hosted by the Central New York chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and is being sponsored by Le Moyne College, Marquardt Switches and Stickley Furniture. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.

Organizers said the purpose of the event is to raise awareness of manufacturers that are thriving in Central New York and to provide a networking opportunity for professionals.

Companies will display their products, prototypes and processes. There also will be representatives from performing arts and sports organizations from the region, local historians and community leaders. In addition, there will be music, food and beverages.

GM closed the Inland Fisher Guide plant in 1993, but the facility has been converted into an industrial park is now leased to numerous smaller manufacturers.

The complete story in the Post-Standard can be found here.