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Leading the New American Manufacturing Renaissance with Andrew Crowe
Episode 4630th March 2021 • Manufacturing Happy Hour • Chris Luecke
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Andrew Crowe might just be the most important person in manufacturing right now. He's a teacher, brand energizer, and a strong proponent for diversity in manufacturing, but that’s just scratching the surface.

After discovering the promise and potential of manufacturing after college, he created the Elevate Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. Elevate is a program that brings together companies, educators, and the next generation of aspiring youth to fill critical manufacturing jobs and lead the new American manufacturing renaissance.

In this episode of Manufacturing Happy Hour, Andrew shares his story and how he finally found his passion in manufacturing. He discusses why manufacturing is such a great career for young people in terms of salary, training, and progression. He also shares how he teaches and inspires the next generation of manufacturing industry leaders.

In this episode, find out:

  • How Andrew’s background influenced his decision to go to college and pursue a career
  • How Andrew first discovered his passion for manufacturing
  • Elevate’s mission to inspire the next generation of manufacturing industry leaders
  • Diversity and inclusion in the manufacturing industry
  • How Andrew works with individuals and companies to get people into manufacturing

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “We’re moving from a skilled trade to a smart trade.” – Andrew Crowe
  • “Industry 4.0 is on the way right now.”  – Andrew Crowe
  • “All hope is not lost. American manufacturing is coming back.”  – Andrew Crowe

Links & mentions:

  • Elevate Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, website coming soon…
  • Ranken Technical College, the leading Missouri technical college
  • Andrew Crowe on MakingChips, another fantastic manufacturing podcast where you can hear more about Andrew’s story
  • Earthbound Beer, a local St. Louis craft brewery on historic Cherokee Street
  • Saint Louis Hop Shop, a retail craft beer store located in the Cherokee Street Business District of St. Louis, MO
  • Black is Beautiful, a collaborative beer industry effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily

Make sure to visit for detailed show notes and a full list of resources mentioned in this episode. Stay Innovative, Stay Thirsty.




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