The 20-year-old temporary worker was crushed to death when the assembly line stopped and she and three of her co-workers entered a robotic station to clear a sensor fault, and the robot started abruptly.
“This innovation center will add to Dow’s world-class R&D engine, and could have been located anywhere in the world,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow CEO. “We chose Michigan, our home for more than 119 years because of the highly-skilled workforce in the state and because we believe the incoming Presidential administration understands the importance of R&D investment and its multiplier impact on U.S. manufacturing jobs.”
Two thirds (66%) of companies reported that their most successful innovations in the last two years have been derived from improved customer experiences and related new business models versus new products alone.
“Infor’s demonstrated capability to help companies across a wide spectrum of industries automate and improve efficiency is relevant to our broad portfolio of invested companies and we look forward to exploring co-innovation opportunities,” said Koch Equity Development.
The U.S. and global economy has reacted in mixed fashion since the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States. One of the most significant potential fallouts though, is a trade war with China.
“This contract gives us the unique opportunity to create more impact in our industry by expanding apprenticeships to underrepresented populations and to new companies looking to establish a sustainable talent pipeline," said Jim Wall, NIMS executive director.