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FaB Scaler Forum: What Experience Has Taught Us About Automation | October 13, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: FaB Events



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There are two type of jobs in this new age: those that are augmented by automation, and those that are replaced by automation. 

Learn how the 71-year-old O&H Danish Bakery embraces automation from simple pick and place to robots. Vice President Peter Olesen, fourth generation of the family-owned business that produces world-famous Kringles, will share what experience has taught them about embracing, evolving, and adapting automation technologies to grow their business.

Have you considered how automation might help your business grow?  Eric Kraus, Director of Automation at Doig Corp., will share their know-how. Be better prepared to assess when automation is right, from early automation projects addressing the low-hanging fruit to robots, systems integrators, and custom machine builders.

With a people shortage afoot for the foreseeable future, integrating automation into your operations can make all the difference. To learn more about the people shortage, refer to FaB’s August 3 Industry Briefing with Dennis Winters, Chief Economist with Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development (DWD). One of Mr. Winters' key take-aways to addressing the people shortage was automation. Another was technology training.

At this Scaler Forum, we'll also share information about the Fast Forward Grants available through DWD, available to augment technical training costs that may come with automation.



10:50-11:00 AM
Login for the meeting to start by 10:00 AM

11:00–11:10 AM
Welcome & FaB Wisconsin update by Shelley Jurewicz, Chief FaBricating Officer

11:10–11:25 AM
Assessing when to automate by Eric Kraus, Director of Automation, Doig Corporation

11:25-11:55 AM
What experience has taught us about automating, by Peter Olesen, O&H Danish Bakery

11:55 AM-12:00 PM
Wrap up & transition to optional Q&A

12:00-12:30 PM 
Optional Q&A session



These online check-ins will be open to all members (and their employees) in good standing. See if your company is a member herePreregistration is required. 




Contact: Emily Allen, FaB Wisconsin | [email protected]