AMC Press Release

Manufacturing Month continues with tour of Local Motors. Cutting edge custom vehicle-maker just part of several tours in month that culminates with Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon on October 30th

Phoenix – Arizona Manufacturers Council (AMC) members and business leaders on Friday had the great privilege of touring Local Motors’ two Valley facilities for an up-close look as some truly leading edge manufacturing.

Headquartered in Chandler, Local Motors is leveraging innovative technology to revolutionize specialty car-making. From co-creation techniques to open-source design, 3D-printing, and the emergence of worldwide microfactories, Local Motors is the embodiment of the diversity and depth of manufacturing in Arizona we celebrate all month long during Manufacturers Month.

The AMC thanks co-founder John “Jay” Rogers and his incredible team for the opportunity to see firsthand the innovative design and build-out of some truly spectacular vehicles made right here in Arizona, including the Rally Fighter, a futuristic, fully-customizable off-road vehicle that is as at home on the set of a Transformer movie as it is rambling along rugged desert trails.

Friday’s tour, and the numerous others hosted by the AMC all month long, is a lead-up to the 2015 Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon on October 30th. At the AMC’s signature event, Arizona’s manufacturing community is celebrated for its tremendous role in building the world and reshaping the future.

The 2015 Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon is set to take place at the Arizona Biltmore on October 30th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. The morning summit will feature an update from Washington with Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers, expert panel discussions that will address manufacturing workforce needs and federal challenges, and a special announcement by Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Rufus Glasper. The afternoon luncheon will feature a keynote address by Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein.

Awards will also be presented to local manufacturers for Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Sustainability, Manufacturer of the Year (Small/Medium), and Manufacturer of the Year (Large).

The event will conclude with a highly anticipated congressional panel discussion featuring five members of Arizona’s congressional delegation discussing issues critical to the local manufacturing industry.

The line-up of monthlong Manufacturers Month tours and events is posted at

A comprehensive list of all statewide Manufacturers Month events is posted at

And guests may register for the 2015 Arizona Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon at

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The Arizona Manufacturers Council, an affiliate of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is the leading manufacturing lobbying association at the state capitol, and the official state affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. For more information about the Arizona Manufacturers Council or to follow us on Twitter or Facebook, please visit

About Local Motors: Local Motors is a technology company that designs, builds, and sells vehicles. From bytes-to-bits, the Local Motors platform combines global co-creation with local micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations, like the world’s first 3D-printed car, to market at unprecedented speed. To learn more about and join the Local Motors community, please connect on or follow on Twitter @localmotors. Discover more at