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FANUC Robotics Hosts Panel Discussion Focused on Ohio’s Labor And Manufacturing Crisis

FANUC America Corporation

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. will host business, economic and political leaders on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at its facility in Mason, Ohio to discuss the jobs and manufacturing crisis in Ohio, and recommend innovative strategies to attract high-tech companies to the state.

“This is an excellent opportunity for a wide range of leadership to exchange ideas on how we can create jobs and restore prosperity in Ohio,” said John Roemisch, General Manager, FANUC Robotics Eastern Region. 

Roemisch will participate in the panel discussion along with Ryan Patterson, Jr., Sr. District Manager for FANUC Robotics Central.  “I speak with companies in Ohio on a daily basis about the future of manufacturing in this state,” said Patterson.  “Everybody is eager for Ohio to make a turnaround, and we’re hopeful that these types of forums will generate a new excitement for manufacturing.”

Additional panel members will include John Kasich, Ohio’s gubernatorial candidate for 2010, and a former nine-term U.S. Congressman (and Chairman of the House Budget Committee), Jeb Bush, former two-term Governor of Florida, and five business leaders from Ohio.

“In addition to bringing new businesses to Ohio, we will discuss the need for existing manufacturers to consider productivity-enhancing technologies like robots and automation so that they can remain competitive,” said Roemisch. 

FANUC Robotics Central is located at 7700 Innovation Way, Mason, OH.

FANUC Robotics America, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures industrial robots and robotic systems for a wide range of applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, picking, packing, palletizing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. The company also provides application-specific software, controls, vision products, and complete support services.  After 27 years of success, FANUC Robotics maintains its position as the leading robotics company in the Americas.  A subsidiary of FANUC LTD in Japan, the company is headquartered in Detroit, and has facilities in Chicago; Los Angeles; Charlotte; Cincinnati; Toronto; Montreal; Aguascalientes, Mexico; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.   Over 210,000 FANUC robots are installed worldwide.  FANUC Robotics supports Save Your Factory, an initiative encouraging manufacturers to embrace automation and robotics to maximize their competitive position. Contact FANUC Robotics at www.fanucrobotics.com  or by calling 1-800-iQ-ROBOT, option 5.

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