Annually, the NCA partners with Northwestern State University and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of Louisiana to host both the Northwest Louisiana and the Central Louisiana  Manufacturing Manager’s Councils for a summit to focus on areas of timely concern.  In 2016, the focus was on increased technical training with an emphasis on on-the-job training; thus was born the AMT concept; in 2017, we focused more on work-based learning.

This year’s event featured a stellar agenda of speakers on Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0!

A record crowd of more than 85 attendees came together representing industry and educational partners from around central and north Louisiana.  Review the agenda below, as well as access documents from the event.

Thank you to our sponsors and event exhibitors, all of whom added so much to the Summit and without whom we could not have had such a successful event!

Check back soon for photos!

Thank you to our coordinating partners

Thank you to our Sponsors


Northwest Louisiana Manufacturers Council Central Louisiana Manufacturers Council Alliance
WeyerhaeuserInternational Paper – Red River Mill RoyOMartin
LSU - Industrial Assessment CenterITS / FestoJM Test