The Thought Leader Interview: GE’s Bill Ruh on the Industrial Internet Revolution

(Strategy-Business, 2/1/17) According to Bill Ruh, the underpinnings of our industrial society will be profoundly changed by 2020. Every form of large-scale machinery will be suffused with sensors and software controls, all more and more interoperable. Increasing productivity, raising profits, eliminating waste, ensuring environmental quality, and improving manufacturing processes will…

Serta Simmons Bedding Announces Multi-Year Investment in U.S. to Meet Increased Demand

(BusinessWire, 2/13/17) Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (“SSB”), the largest manufacturer and distributor of mattresses in the United States, announced today that, in response to strong demand, the Company is making a $100+ million, multi-year investment to expand its manufacturing footprint and extend its advertising efforts. SSB is expanding its capacity…

On This Day: February 16

(This Day in Aviation) 16 February 1946: The Sikorsky S-51 prototype, NX92800, made its first flight. The test pilot was Dimitry D. (“Jimmy”) Viner, who later made the first civilian rescue using a helicopter. The S-51 was the first helicopter intended for commercial use, though it was also widely used…