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Trading on the American Dream

Trading on the American Dream

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) To say we are in a period of great change and uncertainty would be an understatement, but through all of that one thing remains clear: economists of all stripes tell us that free, fair trade is good for jobs, good for families, and good for workers. While it is unclear where the next administration’s trade policy will take us, we do know that in a…

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Act Now to Modernize the Grid

Act Now to Modernize the Grid

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) Over the past decade, we have seen a shift in our nation’s energy and electricity landscape, presenting new technology and new consumer demand challenges. Congress has yet to address these new dynamics or help build a sustainable energy future. America is now a leading producer of oil and natural gas. At the same time, there has been explosive growth of cleaner, lower Read more […]

The Challenge: Building a Digital Enterprise

The Challenge: Building a Digital Enterprise

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Anne Cooney, President of Process Industries and Drives, Siemens USA When I started my career as a machinist in the 1980s, manufacturing software was in its infancy. On the factory floor, some basic tasks were being automated. But I did not imagine that we would soon find ourselves designing new products on a computer or learning how to program robots. Today, this is the reality,…

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