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Manufacturing Chat – a social networking opportunity for manufacturers

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Historically, manufacturers haven’t had a lot of online networking opportunities. That’s why I was so excited to discover Manufacturing Chat (mfgchat)—a bi-weekly Twitter chat about all things manufacturing. Hosted by Billy Strawter Jr. (@3sixteenweb) and National Industrial Supply (@nischain) mfgchat offers manufacturing experts, leaders and trailblazers a chance to connect through social media and discuss their industry.

At every mfgchat, a topic is chosen and five discussion questions are presented. Using the hashtag #mfgchat, participants can post responses to the questions, ask their own questions or debate points with others. The entire transcript is then posted online and made available for review.

I love mfgchat, and have attended the last few sessions—last time, I even got a chance to select some of the discussion questions. It’s easy to get involved; you don’t need a Twitter account to follow along, but you do need one to participate.

I definitely appreciate the effort mfgchat is making to get manufacturers together online for industry conversation. I am always on the lookout for more ways to connect with the industry, and I will be sure to share any additional opportunities I stumble upon.

The next mfgchat is at 12pm EST on Wednesday, April 20th. To join the conversation, follow @mfgchat or the #mfgchat Twitter stream. Post to the conversation by adding #mfgchat to your response. And if you’re interested in connecting with Arena Solutions on Twitter, you can you can follow us at (@arenasolutions). Hope to see you online!

About the Author

Alex Gammelgard

Alex managed social media marketing and communications at Arena from 2011 to 2012. Although coming in fresh to the manufacturing industry, Alex is married to an engineer and is well ...

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