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Used General Motors Fire Hoses Get New Life at Potter Park Zoo

Fire hoses from Flint Metal Center are repurposed as toys for monkeys, tigers and river otters
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FLINT, Mich., January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A colony of spider monkeys, an endangered Amur tiger and a family of North American river otters are enjoying a new set of toys and enrichment items thanks to General Motors and the Flint Metal Center.

Rockwell Automation Joins Tech Companies to Support Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute's Smart Manufacturing Program and Facilities

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Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute (Purdue Polytechnic) is receiving support from major technology companies for the college’s Smart Manufacturing program and facilities. Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, PTC, Endress+Hauser, Foundry Education Foundation, International Society of Automation, and the US-DoE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) are collaborating to support faculty and staff of the Polytechnic as they transform learning to prepare the next generation of graduates specializing in 21st-century manufacturing technologies.    

Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

Summary: 
  • This development contributes to the sustainable supply of natural rubber.
  • The enhanced system utilizes Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. 
  • The new system seeks an optimal tree planting plan over more than 30 years, which improves and stabilizes the plantation yield. 
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  • This development contributes to the sustainable supply of natural rubber.
  • The enhanced system utilizes Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. 
  • The new system seeks an optimal tree planting plan over more than 30 years, which improves and stabilizes the plantation yield. 

Black & Veatch Sells Data Analytics Solutions Leader Atonix Digital™

Atonix Digital to focus on resource intensive clients seeking operational efficiency through data driven intelligence
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As demand for innovative, scalable asset performance management (APM) platforms rises, Black & Veatch has sold Atonix Digital™ LLC, a software company focused on operational intelligence  for resource intensive industries to the management team of Atonix Digital. The sale, three years after the launch of Atonix Digital as a wholly owned subsidiary, will enhance the software company’s flexibility and further accelerate its growth opportunities in serving the expanding digital infrastructure economy.  

Cummins INC. and Purdue University Pilot a Game-Changing Digital Workforce Development Program: Indiana Digital Crossroads

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Indianapolis, Ind., January 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Purdue University are partnering on a pilot workforce development program, Indiana Digital Crossroads, as an initiative to address regional workforce challenges in technology-based fields.

The program – initially piloted in early 2020 – allows Purdue to employ some of its top data science students as a consulting team. The students work under contract on data-intensive projects for companies that then benefit from the students’ fresh, creative approaches. 

Composites and the Pandemic: How Material Conversion Helps Us Move Forward

by Marcio A. Sandri - President, Composites at Owens Corning
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I don’t remember in my lifetime a year of change that compares with 2020. It is impacting every aspect of our daily lives – work, play, health, social interaction, economics, travel and tourism, politics, racial and social unrest.

For many, life and business have been turned upside down, which demands of leaders a clearly defined path forward framed by the new reality, promising drivers and trends, new technologies/approaches, and sustainability. 

How has COVID-19 Affected Industrial and Cloud Markets?

by Ali Husain
Blog

All of us worldwide are dealing with the challenging new environment of COVID-19. I have been relatively lucky and only have had to share my home office with first-grade distant learning!

With the reality of the situation, businesses are finding ways to continue to serve their markets and customers.  Now that we have lived with this new reality for six months, trends in industrial markets are becoming clearer.

Arrow Electronics Expands Support for DigiTruck and Neema International in Tanzania

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics is reaffirming its commitment to Neema International, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children with the help of technology. Arrow has selected Neema as a 2020 holiday charity and will support the nonprofit’s computer education and scholarship programs in 2021.

Neema operates in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Its facilities include an Arrow DigiTruck technology classroom. 

Responsible Business Alliance Launches Worker Voice Platform

New tools include worker surveys, audit support, mobile learning, and grievance reporting
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its worker voice platform to help members and their suppliers improve conditions in their international supply chains by giving workers more ways to provide feedback and learn important professional and personal skills while providing companies with greater visibility into facilities.

Two Technologies Available Today to Resolve Climate Change

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by Jean-Pascal Tricoire

The past year has certainly provided its fair share of challenges. Our communities are working collectively to endure and overcome both COVID-19 and the accompanying recession the pandemic has helped cause. While we understandably have our attention fixed on ending these urgent dilemmas, we must not lose sight of the biggest looming threat to people and our planet: climate change.

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