Premiering Today: Edge Factor Episode at Center Rock
The latest episode of The Edge Factor takes you through the story of the drilling team that worked to free the miners trapped in the Chilean mine last year.
The latest episode of the Edge Factor makes its online debut today. In this episode, The Edge Factor’s team visits Center Rock Inc., maker of the rock drilling tools that were used to free the trapped miners in Chile last year. The episode made its screen debut just two days ago at the Manufacturing For Growth (MFG) meeting in Arizona. The episode was a rousing hit among the attendees to this national meeting, and received praise from Peter Perez, U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, who spoke immediately after the episode was shown.
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