In a meeting in Washington D.C. with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross,
Rockwell Automation President and Chief Executive Officer Blake Moret
confirmed the company’s commitment to supporting programs and policies
that will create new, high-paying manufacturing jobs for U.S. workers.
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Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Jr. discuss a variety of topics related to advanced manufacturing. In this photo (left to right): Bruce Quinn, vice president, Government Affairs, Rockwell Automation; Rachael Conrad, regional vice president, Rockwell Automation; Wilbur Ross Jr., commerce secretary; Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation; and Patrick Leon, buyer, Rockwell Automation. (Photo: Business Wire)
During the meeting with Secretary Ross, Moret, who previously served as
chair of the Board of the NAM Manufacturing Institute, highlighted the
contributions Rockwell Automation has made to lifelong learning and its
critical role in bolstering modern manufacturing competitiveness.
“Lifelong learning for factory workers provides a competitive advantage.
No matter how much you automate, your people will remain your most
important asset,” Moret said. “Suppliers, producers and the government
all have a role to play in evolving the workforce to adapt to changes in
this industry and to train workers for these highly skilled roles.”
Rockwell Automation, the largest company focused purely on industrial
automation and information systems, works with more than 80 percent of
U.S. manufacturing companies. As a longtime advocate for American
manufacturing, the company has made significant investments in lifelong
learning to help prepare workers for careers in manufacturing, as well
as for new roles as technologies and jobs evolve.
Company support includes programs for both employees and customers,
A comprehensive training program that prepares 15,000 individuals
annually through combined classroom learning and on-the-job training.
Government partnerships including the Department of Defense’s new
public-private Manufacturing USA initiative, the Advanced Regenerative
Manufacturing Institute. Rockwell Automation is the critical
industrial automation partner in the effort to innovate mass
production of tissue and organ biofabrication. The partnership
includes a $10 million donation over five years.
An ongoing commitment to encouraging new careers in STEM, including a
recent $12 million, four-year commitment to FIRST
® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology), founded to spark young people’s interest and inspire
their participation in science and technology.
An award-winning Culture of Inclusion program that addresses the
recruitment, development and advancement of women that has led to
proven, measurable results.
“The meeting with Secretary Ross was beneficial in establishing a
dialogue about how we can build the future of U.S. manufacturing.
Rockwell Automation is dedicated to advancing the industry through
lifelong training, workforce development, technology advancements and
meaningful partnerships,” said Moret. “We look forward to working with
Secretary Ross and his team on these issues.”
About Rockwell Automation
Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated
to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more
productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people and
serves customers in more than 80 countries.
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