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Technology deployment and assimilation
Author(s): Edward H. Kwiatkowski
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Paper Abstract

Cleveland, with its surrounding industrial region, historically has been one of the great manufacturing centers in America. From the mid-19th Century's fledgling steel industry to today's sophisticated durable goods manufacturing base, the economic strength of Northern Ohio has been built on manufacturing. But success has not been easily won, especially in recent years. In the late '70s and early '80s regional manufacturing companies, mainly small and medium sized, faced overwhelming adversity: foreign competition, lack of available capital, management-labor conflicts, and a serious recession -- all of which resulted in a loss of nearly one-quarter of the area's manufacturing jobs. It was under these conditions that in 1984 an organized group of area business and civic leaders, known as Cleveland Tomorrow, established the Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP). CAMP's mandate: To unify industrial, government, and university resources in a mutual effort to improve manufacturing through advanced technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2102, Coupling Technology to National Need, (7 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.170617
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Edward H. Kwiatkowski, Cleveland Advanced Manufacturing Program (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2102:
Coupling Technology to National Need
Arthur H. Guenther; Louis D. Higgs, Editor(s)

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