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August 30, 2022

Quarterly virtual meetings for NC Chamber’s Cornerstone Members to address real-life business scenarios with state & national experts.

The NC Chamber is pleased to offer its complimentary NC Manufacturing Council. Open only to Cornerstone Member companies, the Council will offer an avenue to discuss timely topics with subject matter experts on issues including workforce challenges, future talent pipeline, supply chain, and recent trade trends. Manufacturers across sectors will have the opportunity to network and share best practices. Council members will also provide feedback for the NC Chamber’s advocacy priorities and legislative agenda.

August NC Manufacturing Council Focus: Workforce Opportunities and Challenges


  • Meredith Archie, President of the NC Chamber Foundation
  • TBD, National Association of Manufacturers

Invitations with registration information are emailed directly to members. Not a Cornerstone Member and interested in receiving access as one of your benefits? Contact our team.

We thank and congratulate the inaugural members of the NC Manufacturing Council:

Anheuser Busch Glen Raven
AW North Carolina Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Biogen Honda Aircraft Company
BorgWarner Turbo Systems Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing
Caterpillar Mallinckrodt
Cook Medical ManpowerGroup
Corning Mark Fleming, LLC
Cummins Merck & Company
Denso Manufacturing Nutrien
Domtar Open Book Extracts
Doosan Portable Power Service Thread
Eaton Shurtape Technologies
EGGER Wood Products Wastequip
Enviva Holdings


Wednesday, May 11
10:00 amWelcome Remarks
  • Jake Sipe, Senior Member Relations Manager, NC Chamber
10:05 amPractical Solutions for International Trade and Supply Chain Challenges

The last few years have seen substantial volatility in international trade.  Tariffs, logistics disruptions, shortages, geopolitical crises, COVID-19, and other circumstances have led businesses to consider how to make their international supply chains more reliable and resilient while reducing costs and uncertainty.  Continued tensions with China and ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine ensure that international trade measures like export controls, sanctions, and tariffs will become an even more prominent feature of the economic landscape in the months and years ahead.

Jamieson Greer and Pat Togni, international trade partners at the law firm King & Spalding LLP, will present on practical solutions for companies facing disruption or costs related to their international supply chains.  Topics will include assessing and mitigating risk exposure related to China and other jurisdictions, taking advantage of preferential trade agreements, optimizing import operations to reduce duty exposure, and building effective relationships with government policymakers.

Further, Jamieson and Pat will discuss how companies seeking to strengthen their domestic manufacturing footprint can use domestic trade remedies to compete more effectively with imports and secure federal funding and procurement opportunities to increase demand for U.S.-produced content.

10:30 amCouncil Member Feedback and Discussion
10:45 amMeeting Adjourns