Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Night coming to Fluor Field for a seventh year

July 19, 2022

The Greenville Drive, BMW, Michelin, Greenville County Schools, GE, and Greenville Technical College will host Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AM&E) Night at Fluor Field on Tuesday, July 26. The goal is to build awareness and “ignite the passion” with students, parents, and guidance counselors across the Upstate about the exciting career opportunities that are available in the rapidly changing world of advanced manufacturing and engineering.

Organizers have scaled up efforts to bring awareness to the growing skills gap challenge in the Upstate. This year’s event will feature a panel discussion held on Fluor Field’s new District 356 entertainment space that is open to all attendees. The panel is comprised of leaders from across the Upstate talking about how students can best pursue advanced manufacturing & engineering as a career opportunity. Included on the leadership panel are Dr. Robert Engelhorn (President & CEO of BMW Manufacturing), Dr. Keith Miller (President of Greenville Technical College), Cauiss Holmes (Manufacturing Director at Michelin’s Earthmover Facility), and David Kirk (graduate of the Bachelor in Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology at Greenville Technical College). The expert panel will be moderated by Alex Estevez (Partner, Accel Partners), one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

The concourse at Fluor Field and all game programming will be designed to open the eyes of young people to the exciting career opportunities available in manufacturing and engineering. To encourage students to enjoy this important learning experience, the Drive is providing tickets to all K-12 students on a complimentary basis.

Students and all event attendees will be able to attend the panel discussion and visit highly engaging exhibits on the stadium concourse from the region’s largest companies demonstrating the creative application of technology to the manufacturing process. Exhibits will include an on-site Michelin-wrapped BMW M2 competition vehicle, robotics demonstrations and robot races from Bosch Rexroth, 3D modeling and blue light scanning from General Electric, and much more. As students visit each exhibit, they will be enrolled in the “Young Innovators Club” giving them the opportunity to win great prizes including drones, BMW driving experiences, and more. Adults are also encouraged to attend AM&E Night and enjoy a great evening of Drive baseball with tickets starting at just $9.

Attendees are encouraged to attend the pregame activities that include live music, entertainment, light food, and beverages with the panel discussion starting at 5:30 p.m. at District 356 behind Fluor Field. For activities, schedules, and locations, visit:

First pitch of the Drive game versus Bowling Green follows at 7:05 pm.