DAWA Solutions Group is hosting the Manufacturing and Logistics Conference July 23-24 at the Grand Williston Hotel in Williston, North Dakota, to explore manufacturing and logistics opportunities in the Bakken region.
The petroleum sector contributed $30.4 billion to the North Dakota economy in 2011, according to research conducted at North Dakota State University. The energy industry utilizes a vast array of tools and equipment and large quantities of commodities. Traditionally, these products are manufactured, remanufactured and sourced long distances away from the Bakken region.
Time savings and cost reductions can be achieved through regional manufacturing, remanufacturing and recertification as well as changes in the supply chain and logistics channels.
Known as ManLog, the Manufacturing and Logistics Conference “brings together manufacturers, machinists, suppliers, commodity sources, logistics companies and other stakeholders with the energy industry to explore opportunities in North Dakota and the Bakken,” said Jeff Zarling, president of DAWA Solutions Group.
The scale of economic activity, the needs of the oil and gas industry, the capabilities of regional manufacturers and the services of transportation and logistics companies have combined to create unprecedented business development opportunities in the upper Midwest.
“Given the magnitude and expected duration of energy development and economic activity in the Bakken shale play, now is the time to explore manufacturing, remanufacturing and logistics opportunities in the region to diversify and grow our economy further,” Zarling said.
The conference will offer presentations, networking and trade show exhibits, as well as field tours of local jobsites. ManLog is ideal for those involved with oil and gas operating companies, oil field service companies, manufacturers, coatings, transportation and transload service providers, investors, community economic developers and others. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the market needs and challenges as well as how to do business in the region and with the energy industry.
For more information or to register online, visit www.ManLogND.com.