Mayor Emanuel addressed the students attending the opening: “You’re our children, your future is our future, and we are going to invest in that future”.
TRUMPF SMART FACTORY Companies like Tumpf, a German machine tool manufacturer creating highly specialized products, have experienced dramatic success in New England and Chicago thanks to high-tech smart factories designed for versatility, customization and short production runs. Trumpf, which counts John Deere among its customers, experienced a 21% increase in sales over the mid-2017/18 financial year. Trumpf’s smart factory functions as a factory and a showroom, demonstrating the possibility of the highly customizable, cutting edge manufacturing infrastructure to its Illinois clients. Currently, the factory is configured to make specialist goods related to the production of sheet metal, a significant aspect of Chicago’s manufacturing economy: 40% of the United States’ sheet metal is made in and around Illinois. w w w.busi ne ssc hief. com