Manufacturing plant shares its history
Siemens' Norwood, Ohio, manufacturing plant, winners of Plant Engineering's 2009 Top Plant award, released a video detailing the plant's history.
Siemens’ Norwood, OH, Motor Manufacturing Plant was the 2009 Top Plant winner. A video produced by Siemens looks at the plant’s history, (the plant was built in 1898) its deep roots in the Cincinnati area, and the reinvestment by Siemens into the plant. Siemens spent more than $17 million to purchase new machinery and equipment including $8.5 million worth of machinery and equipment to be used for research and development.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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