Brooklyn-born MakerBot, the leader in consumer 3D printing, is moving all their manufacturing to China. This move comes less than a year after the company expanded their Industry City factory.
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The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership announced today that Forest City Ratner President and CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin and Makerbot CEO Bre Prettis had been named co-chairs of the organization’s board.
“MaryAnne and Bre embody a new generation of Brooklyn entrepreneurs, and I am delighted that we’ll be able to tap into their experience and wisdom,” Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Tucker Reed said in a press release. “Nothing reflects innovation more than Bre’s ingenious MakerBot 3D Printing Ecosystem and there’s no better example of a prominent CEO and company dedicated to innovation and to the continued success of the Downtown Brooklyn area than MaryAnne and Forest City Ratner Companies.”
DBP is a nonprofit local development corporation that manages three business improvement districts: the MetroTech BID, Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID and Fulton Mall Improvement Association.
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