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Public, business, and academic leaders convene for major announcement about the future of advanced manufacturing in South Carolina

At the University of South Carolina’s McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, Siemens and USC will announce a comprehensive academic partnership with the University of South Carolina to advance manufacturing and workforce development and support major employers throughout the state. Governor Henry McMaster, USC President Harris Pastides and Raj Batra, president, Siemens Digital Factory Division will serve as featured speakers.

Following the announcement, the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research will be open for tours.

On: Thursday, June 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., there will be an announcement of Academic Partnership between University of South Carolina and Siemens at the McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at 1000 Catawba Street in Columbia.  The event will feature remarks from Governor Henry McMaster, USC president Harris Pastides, Siemens Digital Factory Division president Raj Batra, and Dean Hossein Haj-Hariri of the College of Engineering and Computing. Bill Kirkland, the executive director of the USC Office of Economic Engagement, will moderate the event.

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood.  For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnostics. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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