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Joining Forces success in Belfast

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Connect, no.80, October 1996

Joining Forces presented four workshops at a recent conference in Belfast.

Organised by Industrial Research & Technology Unit (IRTU) the event was designed to alert manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland to the assistance provided through the Joining Forces programme to small and medium-sized companies.

An introduction was given by the Chief Executive or IRTU, Greg McConnell and commendation by industry came from Bill Gallagher of Harland & Wolff.

Over 100 companies were represented on the day, giving a wide audience for all the workshops which covered plastics and composites, stainless steel welding, mild steel welding and microjoining and electronic packaging. Interactive sessions run by TWI staff stimulated active participation and great interest amongst the audience.

A number of Product & Process Reviews have since been undertaken in the region, helping companies identify opportunities to improve their manufacturing performance.

For further information on the Joining Forces programme and the help it can offer industry, call the Joining Forces Information Desk on 01223 893879 (e-mail: joining_forces@twi.co.uk ).

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