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Most people see a semi-trailer as merely "a box on wheels," says Wabash National Corp. Chief Technology Officer Rod Ehrlich. In reality, he notes, trailer manufacturing is a complex process involving a breadth of technology and engineering that would surprise most Hoosiers. The Lafayette-based trailer manufacturer has opened the new Ehrlich Innovation Center to highlight the company's contributions to the sector, boost business and mark Wabash's survival after some of the toughest years in the industry.
Since the 2010 release of Phase I: A Plan for Indiana's Logistics Future by the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council, the Indiana General Assembly studied and discussed the innovative policy recommendations inside this plan, but up to this point had taken little action. 2013 ended this non-action and turned it into major action. Confucius once said, "It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop." Some of the recommendations that the General Assembly turned into reality this session are not only good for the logistics industry, but for all business and Hoosiers as well. The policies passed will help to create jobs, economic development investment and better infrastructure for our airports, railroads, roads and ports statewide.
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