Rep. Tom Reed (R, 23) of Corning hosted the second annual manufacturing summit in Corning on Tuesday at the Corning-Painted Post High School. According to Reed, it’s all in an effort to promote manufacturing jobs now, and prepare for the future. 

The summit brought together other state and local lawmakers, as well as economic development professionals and representatives from 100 area manufacturers to network and discuss how to prepare the region to become a leader in that sector when the next wave of manufacturing jobs hits the U.S. 

“We are the on the cusp of a renaissance in US manufacturing, and what I want to make sure is our region is at the front of the line when it comes to creating those jobs right here in our backyard. And this (the summit) is about bringing resources together. We’ve got national leaders together, we have local partners and I’ll tell you, it’s been an exciting day putting these two together,” said Reed. 

The six-hour long event concluded with a tour of the Corning Diesel plant.