Scott Aberle, CEO of Premier Fabrication, LLC was invited to join Illinois Senator,Dick Durbin, Representative, Cheri Bustos and other leaders in industry, education and economic development for an update on the Institute’s progress. William King, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer of the Institute led the discussion on how Peoria area
manufacturing companies can get involved.
Mr. Aberle emphasized the importance such initiatives can offer small to mid-size manufacturing companies like Premier Fabrication which may be challenged to access the research resources and advances in technology larger companies can develop internally.
The Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute is located in the Chicago area and was created earlier this year with a $70 million federal investment by the Department of Defense and is expected to generate thousands of jobs in advanced manufacturing fields, improve military readiness and make our regional economy more competitive.
The event was hosted by Bradley University on September 24, 2014 in Westlake Hall.