Season premieres for ‘Profiles in Manufacturing,’ ‘Road Trippin’ with Steve,’‘Manufacturing Explorers,’ and ‘Smart(er) Shop’
The documentary-style series follows a diverse set of individuals who are helping to shape the modern manufacturing industry, including a precision machine shop owner, a renowned publisher, and an individual dedicated to walking the talk to bridge the diversity and skills gap.
McLean, Va. (May 22, 2023) — AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology has announced 2023 premiere dates for its IMTS+ Original Series, with Season Three of "Profiles in Manufacturing" airing on May 25 on IMTS+ on IMTS.com. The documentary-style series follows a diverse set of individuals who are helping to shape the modern manufacturing industry, including a precision machine shop owner, a renowned publisher, and an individual dedicated to walking the talk to bridge the diversity and skills gap.
Other IMTS+ Original Series airing dates include Season Three of "Road Trippin' with Steve" on July 27; Season Three of "Manufacturing Explorers" on Sept. 28; and Season Two of "Smart(er) Shop" on Oct. 26.
‘Profiles in Manufacturing'
Season Three of "Profiles in Manufacturing" starts with a profile of Courtney Silver, president of Ketchie Inc., who got into manufacturing with her late husband, Bobby Ketchie, and his precision machine shop.
"Looking back, I stepped through that door and immediately fell in love with machining and manufacturing," Silver says (view preview video). "I love the fact that we're working with our hands, our hearts, and our minds to make products that are useful all across the country."
Viewers will be captivated by the enthusiasm of Andrew Crowe (view preview video), founder of the New American Manufacturing Renaissance, as he speaks about what each of us can do to bring about a new renaissance for American manufacturing. Crowe, a former machinist, a former educator, former teenage father, and yes, a former felon, brings awareness of the diversity and skills gap within the manufacturing sector to attract, recruit, and retain the next-generation workforce.
"We have an amazing opportunity to take an antiquated system and turn it around on its head," says Crowe. "We not only have to rebrand, but we need to reset."
The final episode of "Profiles in Manufacturing" tells the story of a storyteller, the chairman and CEO of Gardner Business Media (GBM), Rick Kline Sr. (view preview video). Just about every job shop or manufacturer in the industry has adopted a better way of doing things because of GBM.
"If we keep producing content that people want and that inspires companies to improve, we're going to have a successful future," says Kline.
IMTS+ is where you can always find the personalities, innovations, and ideas that are moving the manufacturing industry forward. Watch. Read. Experience the stories around the power of manufacturing technology. Visit IMTS+ on IMTS.com and discover the people in manufacturing who are transforming technologies, changing the future, and providing opportunities throughout the United States and beyond.