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CEO Forum Presentation Addresses Manufacturing Jobs in NH

Contact: Barbara Draper

March 16, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire CEO Forum will present “Working to Keep Manufacturing Jobs in New Hampshire,” Thursday, April 1, 8-10 a.m., at The Yard Restaurant in Manchester. Duane C. Montopoli, president and CEO, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., will discuss the company's navigation through the financial difficulties it has experienced over the past few years, and what it is doing to preserve jobs. The presentation includes a breakfast buffet and a question-and-answer period.

Hitchiner is the largest NH-based manufacturing employer with plants in Milford and Littleton, and in Mexico. The company makes investment cast metal parts and assemblies for automotive, aerospace, military and recreational applications.

To register or to become a member of the CEO Forum, call Barbara Draper at (603) 862-1107, or e-mail her at

Initiated in 1997, The CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the Division of Continuing Education serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies in northern New England. The Forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. The CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood.

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