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Local Economy Ranks High For Manufacturing

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Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky earned high marks in an annual manufacturing report, demonstrating the strength of the manufacturing and logistics industry in the tri-state area. Conexus Indiana and Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) released their annual Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card last month, grading each state in several areas of the economy that affect the success of manufacturing and logistics, including the health of the manufacturing and logistics industries, the state of human capital, the cost of worker benefits, diversification of the industries, state-level productivity and innovation, expected fiscal liability, the state climate, and global reach.

R.A. Jones Gains Competitive Advantage

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ncreasing throughput, reducing energy use, and reducing operating and maintenance costs are three approaches packaging companies often take to gain a competitive advantage. While most companies tackle one approach at a time, R.A. Jones took on all three with the help of CBT and Rockwell Automation. R.A. Jones recently redesigned its Legacy 3 small center cartoner to help its customers that needed a faster throughput while keeping maintenance and energy costs low. CBT put R.A. Jones in touch with Rockwell Automation's engineering team to develop an iTRAK solution.

CBT Gives Back: Hoxworth Blood Drive

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Every three seconds, someone needs blood. Locally, 350 blood donors and 40 platelet donors are needed every day to help save the lives of people in our community. In light of the tri-state's shortage of blood, CBT employees rolled up their sleeves to help community members in need. Hoxworth Blood Center depends on donations from local businesses and community members to make a difference in the lives of patients in tri-state hospitals. Together, Hoxworth and CBT are helping our family, friends, and neighbors.

Free Automation Training Available On-Demand

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Looking for a quick, affordable way to update your skill set? CBT partner Rockwell Automation offers a library of webinars covering the industrial automation industry's hottest topics in its Fundamentals Series. These 15- to 20-minute training videos are hosted by Rockwell Automation's magazine, The Journal, and guests from Rockwell Automation's PartnerNetwork and provide information on basic principals and techniques on topics important to you. In addition to the library of training videos, supporting materials - including white papers, product sheets, infographics, and other related videos - are also provided to supplement your education.

CBT To Move HQ In 2016

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After an extensive two-year search, CBT Company, a leading local supplier of automation, power transmission, electrical supplies, belting and pneumatics solutions and related services, announced today that it will move its headquarters to 5500 Ridge Ave., Columbia Township, in the third quarter of 2016. CBT, formerly Cincinnati Belting & Transmission, was quickly outgrowing its West 6th Street facility, so leadership began searching in 2013 for a new location that could support its expanded product and service offerings for the next 30 years. A site within 10 miles of its current location, close proximity to major highways and a single-floor facility were key requirements for the new location to support a seamless transition for CBT’s customers and employees.

Diagnose Your Safety Program

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A safe workplace for your employees improves productivity, efficiencies, and employee morale. In Diagnose Your Safety Program, Rockwell Automation Programs Manager Steve Ludwig addresses how you can evaluate and measure your safety program based on safety culture, procedures, and technologies. Improve productivity, efficiencies, and employee moral with Ludwig's assessment scale and improvement plan.

What to Consider When Choosing a Motor Enclosure

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You’ve configured the perfect speed, horsepower, and power supply for your motor’s application. Have you thought about your motor enclosure? Motor enclosures not only house the motor’s moving components, but also provide protection for the motor. The right enclosure ensures optimal performance and reliability. It also helps protect your employees from the motor. In addition to the size and configuration of the motor, the environment, cooing method, and industry codes may influence the type of motor enclosure necessary for your application.

What Is The Connected Enterprise?

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With competition on the rise, the need for manufacturers to improve what and how information is shared is at an all-time high. Better information sharing drives better decision making, exposes inefficiencies, and sparks collaboration. Rockwell Automation’s Connected Enterprise aims to bring together plant floor operations technology with business level information technology, converting information into data that drives better decisions.