Research and development are key in the manufacturing industry. Read about why, in this article.

CBS Detroit

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth-based SuperiorControls says it is helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States through turn-key installation of portable assembly lines.
Recently, many United States companies have announced their intention to bring production back to the U.S., but because they have invested heavily in overseas plants, this can be a slow and expensive process.
SuperiorControls is working with U.S. companies to design and build assembly lines that can be easily expanded, changed and relocated, making it possible to retain 90 percent of the assembly line investment when moved to a new location.  In Georgia, SuperiorControls is using this technology to help a maker of large off-road vehicles “re-shore” production from Japan, creating 1,400 new U.S. manufacturing jobs.
Battery-free automated guided vehicles, inductive power transfer and manufacturing execution systems are used to create flexible, turn-key assembly lines with very little investment anchored to the physical location. …

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