In an effort to support the U.S. manufacturing industry and promote economic growth, Barack Obama announced that the Digital Lab for Manufacturing in Chicago will receive $70 million through a US Department of Defense (DoD) cooperative agreement.  As part of the agreement, Siemens was selected as the only supplier of PLM software that will serve as a top tier partner for the Digital Lab.  As a sole PLM supplier, Siemens will be providing their ongoing strategic leadership in bringing the Digital Lab’s potential and vision to realization.  The Digital Lab will be housed in Chicago with a network of world-class technology companies as well as defense and commercial manufacturers, and research sites across the United States.
President Barack Obama tours the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Ia., April 27, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software is used throughout the global manufacturing industry to design, develop and manufacture some of the world’s most sophisticated products in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, medical devices, shipbuilding, apparel and machinery. Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corp., believes that today’s software and technology have helped the manufacturing industry to become one of the most sophisticated and innovative areas of business in the world.  Mr. Spiegel believes that software and technology will help the US become a manufacturer world-leader, as well as sustain and strengthen the middle class.  Spiegel stated, “The Digital Lab will serve as an economic catalyst in the region and across the country.”
Saratech is proud to be a Siemen’s partner in providing product lifecycle management (PLM) software that is used throughout the global manufacturing industry to improve productivity, efficiency and enforce US economic growth.