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Automation’s Environmental Benefit

board-markingAutomation ultimately benefits the planet by helping to bring manufacturing back to the United States, where pollution is regulated.

When I first started in this business roughly 22 years ago, manufacturers used automation as a tool to increase production, speed up processes and improve cost effectiveness. It was not the norm to employ automation to drive sustainability. The desire to get costs down was enough to cause many manufacturers to seek better conditions overseas. The prevailing thought was to take advantage of the low cost labor force offered by Mexico, China, India and other countries. Continue Reading →