The Dayton Business Journal recently hosted a virtual roundtable with some of the region’s top manufacturing executives to examine the importance of automation to small and mid-sized manufacturers.
OMA board member Steve Staub, president of Staub Manufacturing Solutions, is quoted as saying that “one of the biggest challenges facing the future of automation is the stigma surrounding the word” and the assumption that robotics means lost jobs. Staub’s business recently invested $3 million to replace four outdated laser machines with two new pieces of equipment. “The end result wasn’t lost jobs, but higher wages” and upskilled employees, as well as a 25% increase in output.
See the article here (subscription). 10/28/2020