Manufacturing Technology – Work Smarter, Not Harder

CEDA, in partnership with the Northwest Intermountain Manufacturing Association, with funding support from USDA Rural Development, hosted a workshop on automation and robotics on September 29th at the Clearwater Casino Events Center. Titled “Manufacturing Technology – Work Smarter, Not Harder” the event featured Dr. John Shovic of the U of I Industrial Robotics Program, Regional Economist Lisa Grigg, technology vendors, and area manufacturer panelists that have adopted technology to improve productivity, workforce retention and added value with higher skill/higher pay jobs. Over 50 people participated including manufacturers, students, and educators.

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