September Manufacturing Division Meeting

Manufacturing Division Graphic - industrial bits and screws in shades of silver and blue Manufacturing
  • 9/11/2019 - 9/12/2019
  • Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    2370 Cherahala Blvd
    Knoxville,  TN  37932
  • Event Type : Meeting
    Event Code : 919C


The Fall meeting of the NDIA Manufacturing Division will focus on advanced technology for defense manufacturing and supply chains. The program features speeches by industry, academia, and government aboutdifferent aspects of how advanced technology is changing the landscape for small manufacturers in supply chains, and the needs of the primes and systems integrators to factor technology integration into their supply chains.

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility Tour
The Fall meeting's host, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will be giving a tour on Thursday, September 12, as part of the September Division Meeting. Please visit the Oak Ridge MDF Tour webpage for more information.

The Meeting is open to all interested parties who want to understand more on the issues facing U.S. defense manufacturing.

 *Please note: This event is closed to the press. 

  Registration Notice  

Registration is closed for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Alissa Meehan at 703-247-2540 or 

*Please note: Due to this facility requirements, this event will have NO on-site registrations. 

The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.



  • Image of Dr. John Hopkins; Hopkins is only shown from the shoulders up; he is facing the viewer from a slight angle. He has an open mouth smile, blue eyes, and wears a dark suit and blue tie.

    Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

    Dr. John Hopkins


  • Image of Tom Kurfess; a middle-aged man who is standing before large machinery in the ORNL lab. He is smiling, has his arms crossed by his chest, and wears a blue button down shirt and safety goggles.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

    Dr. Thomas Kurfess

    Chief Manufacturing Officer

  • Image of Dr. Lonnie Love, a middle aged Caucasian man with blue eyes and a grin on his face. He is seated before a blue backdrop and wears a dark jacket and blue-gray tie.

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Dr. Lonnie Love

    Group Leader, Manufacturing Systems Research Group

  • Image of Adele Ratcliff. A woman with short brown hair stands in front of an American flag and a gray background. She has a dark blazer on and a gray shirt. She has an open mouth smile.

    Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy

    Adele Ratcliff

    Director, Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment


Alissa Meehan
(703) 247-2540

Mr. Dave Chesebrough
(703) 247-2597