Gain Your Competitive Edge

Dominate the Market with Game-Changing Automation

October 29-30, 2024
Council Bluffs, IA

In the fast-paced world of manufacturing, staying ahead of the competition is like a high-stakes sports tournament. To secure your victory, you need to gain your competitive edge, and that means embracing robotic automation.

The future of manufacturing is a fierce competition, full of opportunities for those ready to take the lead. To remain globally competitive in an ever-changing environment, it’s crucial to gain your competitive edge by integrating cutting-edge robotic automation.

Whether you’re well into your automation journey and looking to upgrade and optimize your systems, or you’re just starting out and exploring the possibilities for the first time, this event is designed for you. Automation is a complex and evolving field, and our goal is to provide valuable insights and solutions tailored to meet the needs of all attendees, regardless of their experience level. With informative presentations, interactive breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, we’re excited to help you secure your competitive edge through automation.

Join us for a two-day hands-on experience with state-of-the-art robotic systems, and hear from industry leaders about their own successes with automation. Witness live demonstrations of robots tackling diverse challenges, and discover how robotic solutions can give you the edge you need to succeed in an evolving industry.

At this year’s invite-only Celebrate Manufacturing event, we’ll dive deep into the challenges of the manufacturing industry and the advantages of robotic integration for your specific situation.

Your invitation grants you exclusive, VIP access to:

  • One-on-one discussions with world-class experts to answer your questions about preparing for the future
  • Hands-on experience controlling a robot
  • Breakout sessions
  • Networking with other, non-competing manufacturers facing similar challenges

Bring your questions, goals, and imagination to this exciting event, and discover how robotics can help you overcome production and hiring challenges.

This is an exclusive opportunity to gain your competitive edge and score big with robotics.

Celebrate Manufacturing 2023 Recap

Experts and attendees share the unforgettable experience of Celebrate Manufacturing in 2023.


October 29-30, 2024

2096 21st Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

1:30 p.m. Check-in

2:00 p.m. Kick-off

2:30 p.m. Plant tour

4:00 p.m. Breakout session 1 (40 min) Topic TBD

4:50 p.m. Breakout session 2 (40 min) Topic TBD

5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour begins

6:00 p.m. Dinner and games

2096 21st Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

7:30 a.m. Welcome and breakfast

8:30 a.m. Panel
Hear from an industry-expert led panel discussing the state of automation and best practices in manufacturing.

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Breakout session 3 (40 min) Topic TBD

11:05 a.m. Breakout session 4 (40 min) Topic TBD

11:45 a.m. Regroup and recap
12:00 p.m. Box lunch

Experts will be available on Wednesday afternoon for an individual strategy session. Slots will fill up quickly. If interested, please contact

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See the advantages from one company's choice to automate!

Welding is essential but often dangerous and physically demanding. Prince Hydraulics partnered with Acieta to streamline this process, making repetitive tasks easier and safer with the innovative Port Welder.

This video showcases how automation can transform manufacturing. This advanced robotic welding system enhances precision and efficiency in hydraulic cylinder fabrication, slashing production time and labor costs while maintaining top-tier quality. By embracing this technology, manufacturers can boost productivity and secure a competitive edge. Automation isn’t just an option; it’s a necessity for survival and growth in today’s industry.


Steve Alexander, Vice President of Operations and Standards, Acieta | Presenter
Steve is Vice President of Wisconsin Operations and Standards for Acieta. Utilizing his vast experience with machine tool and robotics technologies, Steve has spent over 23 years helping manufacturers thrive in a competitive global economy. Steve enjoys the hands-on experience of helping companies solve challenges with robotics.

Milton Guerry, President, SCHUNK | Panelist

Milton Guerry heads the customer and industry focused SCHUNK USA team and is responsible for market-driven input to the global SCHUNK organization. He is active in industry advancements in both automation and machining. Milton serves on the Robotic Tech Sector Board and on the parent board of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). He is the past president of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and is active in many other industry associations and events. Milton joined SCHUNK in 2000 and held several leadership roles before assuming his current role as President in 2007. Prior to joining SCHUNK, Milton began his career in the automotive industry in various engineering and technical roles.

Robby Komljenovic, Chairman & CEO, Acieta | Panel Moderator

Originally born and educated in Germany, Robby has 30+ years of experience in the machine tool systems and automation industry. He is responsible for leading Acieta’s relentless drive to deliver cutting-edge automation systems that help manufacturers to be more competitive and attractive places to work. Robby excels at developing and mentoring high-performing teams to serve customers locally and globally.

Greg Morehouse, Vice President Custom Systems & Sales, Acieta | Event Host and Presenter

Greg is responsible for leading a sales team in providing state-of-the-art custom automation solutions for customers. Greg has been with Acieta over 8 years with roles within the Procurement, Project Management and Sales groups. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Acieta’s Council Bluffs, Iowa operations where he led teams responsible for design, production, and commissioning of robotic automation projects.


Contact or call 262-933-0018 with any questions. Fill out the form below to RSVP.

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2501 Bass Pro Dr, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Omaha East/Council Bluffs, IA
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Photos and video will be taken at the event that may be used for marketing purposes.

Safety glasses (provided) and closed toe shoes are required for all plant tours.

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