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Southern New England District Holiday Party with Speaker Laurie Harbour

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

PMA Holiday Party with a Metalforming Outlook: Preparing for the Future
Presentation by Laurie Harbour, Harbour Results

Includes special ceremony to recognize long-time PMA member companies in the Southern New England District!

Come join us for our annual holiday party with guest speaker Laurie Harbour from Harbour Results. The manufacturing industry is dynamic and over the past several years has seen both opportunities and challenges. The key to success are those businesses that have improved flexibility and de-risked their business. Laurie Harbour will join our holiday party to recap key events impacting the metal forming industry in 2023 and share a 2024 forecast. The information and intelligence shared will help businesses better understand the current manufacturing landscape and prepare for the future.

As an industry thought-leader, she is regularly quoted in both business and trade magazines. Additionally, she speaks to companies and at forums on topics such leadership, cultural transformation, supplier collaboration, manufacturing, overall business operations improvement and manufacturing forecasting.

As President and CEO of Harbour Results Inc., Laurie Harbour leads a team of analysts and manufacturing consultants to help small- to medium- sized manufacturers develop short- and long-term strategies, improve their operations, reduce risks and optimize business.

As a trusted advisor to the North American manufacturing industry, HRI monitors, researches and analyzes the manufacturing value stream to identify strengths and weaknesses, gaps and risks, and business and operational opportunities in an effort to help the industry transform to be more successful in the global marketplace. Additionally, the company is the leading forecaster for the automotive tool and die industry, collecting and analyzing data on a regular basis through Harbour IQ, our proprietary market intelligence tool. Laurie and her team utilize this information along with their expertise to help companies solve problems and improve business.

We will also proudly be recognizing companies that have been a part of PMA for 40+ years. Come meet members from these great companies and learn what they have gotten out of PMA over the years, and why they choose to stay!


  • Wednesday, December 13th 2023


  • Cheshire Craft Brewing     
    125 Commerce Ct Ste 7                             
    Cheshire, CT 06410                  
    Phone:      203-806-1027                   


  • 4:30 p.m. - Registration
  • 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. - Dinner
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - Presentation
  • 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Networking

Registration Information:

Price includes dinner and one drink ticket.

Deadline for registration is “no later than” Friday, December 8th, 2023.
Note: A 72-hour cancellation notice must be received for credit consideration towards a future meeting.

Please click here for a printable meeting notice and registration form. 

Who should attend:

All! This is a celebration of a great year and long-time members! 

Directions to Chesire Craft Brewing:
From 84 West: Take Exit 27 for I-691 E toward Meriden Take exit 7 for CT-10 toward Cheshire/ Milldale. Turn Left off the exit on to CT-10 S. Turn Right onto Commerce Court. Turn Left into first industrial Park. Location is STE 7 (towards the middle of the buildings)

From I-84 East: Take Exit 27 for I-691 E toward Meriden. Take exit 7 for CT-10 toward Cheshire/ Milldale. Turn Right off the exit on to CT-10 S. Turn Right onto Commerce Court. Turn Left into first industrial Park. Location is STE 7 (towards the middle of the buildings)

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