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DC Velocity Talks about Seegrid Robotics and Jobs

DC Velocity Talks about Seegrid Robotics and Jobs, this can be found in current issue

PRLog - Jun. 29, 2012 - Conventional wisdom holds that automation usually leads to the loss of jobs. But one company has a very different take on the matter.  Mitch Mac Donald recently reported in DC Velocity, with unemployment rates at their highest levels in decades, we do need jobs. We need them badly. But if we hope to drive economic growth, we also have to kickstart manufacturing productivity. That is, we have to find better, faster, and cheaper ways to make products.

Mac Donald suggested while countless companies have realized double-digit productivity gains through automation and robotics, the gains have often come at the price of jobs. But it doesn't have to be that way. A number of companies in the logistics and supply chain world have made that clear. Pittsburgh-based Seegrid Corp., a maker of robotic technology, contends that bringing in robotic devices can actually create jobs in the long term. David Heilman, the company's chief administrative officer, explains the company's position this way: "Our customers are growing and innovating by using robots to increase facility productivity and efficiency to become more profitable, thus expanding their operations and adding more jobs."

DC Velocity notes that Seegrid is not alone in its view. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency that promotes U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, has reached the same conclusion. On a section of its website devoted to next-generation robotics and automation, NIST cites a report by the Computing Community Consortium that concludes in part that "[robotics] clearly represents one of the few technologies capable in the near term of building new companies and creating new jobs."

DC VELOCITY is a business information vehicle in the market speaking to the specific informational needs of distribution center managers and executives. Coverage is transportation and warehousing-focused and captures and holds the attention of business professionals with an editorial package specifically-tailored to their needs.

DC VELOCITY's editorial voice is contemporary, and conversational, offering a refreshing change of pace from typically dry and non-compelling offerings currently in the market. Story starts are comparatively high, and story length is comparatively short when juxtaposed with existing business brands. Respect for the readers' time is paramount. DC VELOCITY offers readers a trusted and reliable source of business intelligence that they can turn to and quickly draw the information that it of interest.

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corp. (www.seegrid.com) brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages.   Seegrid technology can transform industrial vehicles into unmanned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without a need for wire, tape, laser or other automated guided vehicle guidance systems.

Seegrid Corporation
Amanda Merrell

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