Automate 2011 Speaker Makes Case for U.S. Growth Through Automation

Source: ControlDesign.com

Mar 02, 2011

Drew Greenblatt, President, Marlin Steel Wire Products
Drew Greenblatt, President, Marlin Steel Wire Products

Employees in highly automated factories are paid more, have a more secure future with better benefits, work in a safer workplace, and have more interesting jobs, according to Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products. He also contends that automated companies are more likely to survive down economies because they can ship faster and produce a better-quality product consistently.

Greenblatt will be delivering his message on how to grow great jobs and profits with automation in Session 1 at Automate 2011 on Tuesday, March 22 in Chicago. He is among 70 speakers in the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics. It is collocated with ProMat, a material handling and logistics show sponsored by MHIA.

Also chairman of the Regional Manufacturing Institute and on the executive board of the National Association of Manufacturers, Greenblatt has testified multiple times to the U.S. Congress on regulation, taxation, global competition and exports.

Marlin Steel manufactures wire baskets, wire forms and sheet metal fabrication. The company makes everything in the United States and exports to 33 countries. The company is also on a six-year run of increased corporate profits and revenues.

Marlin Steel’s industrial baskets are exported for parts washing applications (ultrasonic cleaning baskets) by such companies a Sanofi, Pfizer, Merck, Roche, Genentech, UTC, GE Medical, Baxter, Raytheon and Northrop, which are the kind of companies registering for Automate, which bills itself as the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America.

Automate demonstrates the full spectrum of automation technologies and solutions for a broad array of industries that provide integration of automation, robotics and machine vision. Attendees can solve challenges that face their industry and learn from real-world solutions, sometimes with insights gained by those in other industries. The show features the latest robotic, vision, motion control and automation technologies and systems from global suppliers.

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