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North American robotics companies break sales record set last year

Shipments and orders up by double digits over record set in first half of 2012.
By Josh Bond, Contributing Editor
August 14, 2013

Robotics companies in North America are having their second consecutive banner year, with estimates that there are now as many as 230,000 robots in use in Unites States factories alone. Jeff Burnstein, president of the Robotics Industries Association, added that observers believe only 10% of U.S. companies that could benefit from robotics have installed any, including many in the growing materials handling market. Read the full article on

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Josh Bond
Contributing Editor

Josh Bond is a contributing editor to Modern. In addition to working on Modern’s annual Casebook and being a member of the Show Daily team, Josh covers lift trucks for the magazine.

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