Obama’s Job Council will be at Seegrid for a Manufacturing Listening and Action Session roundtable on October 11, 2011. This session will provide local executives the opportunity to share their views and network with those advising the president. The roundtable session will be held at Seegrid’s headquarters located at 216 Park West Dr., in Pittsburgh, PA. The session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and close at 10:15 a.m., however, prior to the session, breakfast and a tour of Seegrid will be provided at 8:00 a.m. The session will be run by: Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric Company; Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel Corporation; Antonio Perez, Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak Company; Karen Mills, Administrator, Small Business Administration.
Seegrid Vision-Guided Pallet Trucks are the leader in Robotic Industrial Trucks. The company is completing the second expansion within two years. Seegrid recently completed renovating a 10,000-square-foot facility, conveniently connected to the current 30,000-square-foot location in RIDC Park West. Seegrid’s rapid growth includes doubling the employee base in the past two years, plans to continue to grow in the region, and bringing new jobs to Pittsburgh.
Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corp. (www.seegrid.com) brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. With more than thirty years of innovation and research by the leading robotic scientists, engineers, programmers and logistics practitioners worldwide, Seegrid’s exclusive Robotic Industrial Trucks are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into un-manned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGV) guidance systems. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Scott Friedman, Co-Founder and CEO of Seegrid, started the company with a clear mission: taking the driver off a forklift would be safer and save money. Seegrid is now poised as a leader in the $38 billion forklift market.
Those wishing to attend President Obama’s Job Council, including members of the media, must contact Seegrid’s Amanda Merrell no later than Monday, October 10th at 412-551-6081.