PowerAmerica Joined by Second Manufacturing Hub at N.C. State
Another federal manufacturing hub will join PowerAmerica on the campus of N.C. State University. On June 20, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the ninth announced hub in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, of which PowerAmerica is a member. While SMII will be headquartered in Los Angeles, N.C. State will house its southeast hub. The new Institute will work in the areas of advanced sensors and controls, data analytics, advanced predictive modeling and simulation software, and application toolkits that can dramatically reduce energy expenses in advanced manufacturing.
The new hub, “is exciting news, and we are thrilled for our Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition friends, including those in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at N.C. State, the N.C. Manufacturing Extension Program, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and all the team members that won this tremendous opportunity for the nation,” said Ret. Major General Nick Justice, executive director of PowerAmerica. “The hub will allow us to take advantage of these emerging technologies on a greater, more efficient scale.”
White House announcement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/20/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-winner-new-smart-manufacturing
N.C. State announcement: https://news.ncsu.edu/2016/06/southeast-manufacturing-innovation-hub-2016/