(October 29-31, 2013)TD Convention Center, Greenville, South Carolina. South-Tec draws manufacturing suppliers, distributors and equipment builders from across North America and around the world. With hundreds of exhibitors, attendees will find all the products and services needed to streamline their various manufacturing processes. Automotive, advanced materials, energy, aerospace, biosciences plus many others are all represented. Over 34 percent of the jobs in the Greenville region are tied to manufacturing, drawing a skilled workforce that invigorates the area with new ideas and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Panel discussions include workforce development, supply chain optimization and a brief manufacturing overview from the Department of Defense. The Additive Manufacturing/3-D Printing Resource Center will offer new technologies and designs that can help lower production expenses.