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Industry Outlook: Smart Manufacturing Is Key

mcdermottSustainability is good business practice, and what we see in customers across all industries is that it makes even better business sense, driving long-term competitive advantage. There are two aspects of sustainability emerging as market forces in the manufacturing space, driven by innovative automation solutions. The first is meeting the immediate cost-savings needs our customers require today. The other is looking toward our future, setting a vision for how smart manufacturing will meet the demands of tomorrow and will be a key to economic recovery.
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Industry Outlook: Creating Sustainable Value

dettloffOne of our missions at SKF is to equip our customers worldwide with the technologies, products and services that can help them weather the current economic downturn and build toward a more competitive and healthier future. A key driver behind this mission is the quest for sustainability, with an emphasis on ways to increase energy efficiency, reduce negative environmental impact and add value in the process.
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Industry Outlook: We’re Staying The Course

colipA year ago, most manufacturers were working overtime to get as much product produced and to the marketplace as possible. Distributors were just as busy making sure that they had the MRO products necessary to keep all those production lines up and running at full efficiency. Now, one year later, both OEMs and distributors are struggling to keep people working and their production lines running. At Baldor we are working very closely with all of our customers to help them through this very tough time.
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Industry Outlook: Improving The Road Ahead

brian_odonnellWhile the current economic downturn has caused a considerable business challenge for many companies, we need to make sure those near-term issues don’t alter the work that needs to be done to establish and build a strong long-term future. As Sir Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
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