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ProMat 2013 is open for productivity

On the show floor, ProMat is featuring 800 exhibits and a broad scope of educational content, including three keynotes, 100 show floor seminars and five educational tracks. As always, the focus is on new and existing solutions that save space, increase throughput, improve accuracy and impact productivity. The bottom line is savings.

David Young, chairman of MHI, sponsor of ProMat 2013 and Catherine Morris, chairperson of the Robotic Industries Association, sponsor of Automate 2013, cut the ribbon to open ProMat 2013.

By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor
January 21, 2013

Let the show begin and the savings commence. That was the message from David Young, chairman of MHI, the sponsor of ProMat 2013. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, the show got underway at 10 a.m. on Monday.

“This is the expo where supply chain solutions connect,” Young said. “Over the next four days, you will experience equipment and systems solutions as well as learning opportunities that will enhance the performance and efficiency of your manufacturing and supply chain operations.”

On the show floor, ProMat is featuring 800 exhibits and a broad scope of educational content, including three keynotes, 100 show floor seminars and five educational tracks. As always, the focus is on new and existing solutions that save space, increase throughput, improve accuracy and impact productivity. The bottom line is savings.

Carrying that theme forward, ProMat is announcing on Tuesday its first-ever ProMat Innovation Award winners, a showcase of new products and innovations on display. In addition, ProMat 2013 is co-locating with Automate 2013, where attendees can see the latest developments in robotics, motion control and vision and imaging technologies.

Also on hand was Don Welsh, CEO of Choose Chicago. His organization, as well as the offices of the mayor and governor, welcomed attendees to Chicago and thanked the industry for its business.

“When it comes to uncovering those big ideas, products and people that will make all the difference in moving your business and supply chain forward, over the next four days McCormick Place is the place to find them,” Young said.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.

About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Executive Editor

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. More recently, Trebilcock became editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.


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