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Burr Oak Tool Participates In U.S. Manufacturing Presentation



(l-r) Gary Hamel, Professor and Author; Newell Franks, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Burr Oak Tool Inc.; Bub Lutz, retired Vice Chairman, General Motors; Helmuth Ludwig, CEO, Siemens Industry, North America. Photo courtesy of Michael Rubottom Photography.

Newell Franks, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Burr Oak Tool Inc. participated in a recent event co-hosted by Industry Week and Siemens. The event was held in Chicago and focused on solutions to help U.S. manufacturers remain competitive.

Franks' presentation posed the question of how U.S manufacturers could succeed on a global scale, while detailing factors that may help companies to do so. Franks stressed the importance of investing in current equipment and technology and keeping personnel trained, while continuing with innovation to meet customer demands.

"How can U.S.-based manufacturing companies survive and thrive on a global stage?" asked Newell Franks.

  • Develop people
  • Embrace technology
  • Voice of the customer
  • Innovate
  • Convergence brings success.

Burr Oak Tool Inc. designs customized production machinery for the heat transfer and tube processing industries.

For more information contact:

Timothy Doot

VP Marketing and International Development

Burr Oak Tool Inc.

405 West South Street

Sturgis, MI 49091

269-651-9393

www.burroak.com

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