Excerpt from Michael Molnar, Chief Manufacturing Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology

April 30, 2013

Michael Molnar

Chief Manufacturing Officer

National Institute of Standards and Technology

A whole lot of global companies have found out in addition to IP [intellectual property] issues with outsourcing that suddenly if our advanced manufacturing plant is here and our design is there, our competition is doing more innovative things than we are.

That’s the sexy word: hubs. Hubs are where the talent is. Hubs are where the supply base is. Hubs are where the technology development is.

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