The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute proudly announces that it has opened an office in St Petersburg, FL. The ARM Institute, a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Department of Defense, has the mission of catalyzing robotic technologies and workforce skilling solutions to strengthen and grow U.S. manufacturing, working with a national consortium of over 360 member organizations.
The new office is located in the Tampa Bay Innovation Center in St. Petersburg, FL. The ARM Institute headquarters has been in Pittsburgh, PA since its formation in 2017.
“Florida was the logical choice for the ARM Institute’s second location”, stated Suzy Teele, ARM Institute Chief Strategy Officer. “There are over 13,000 manufacturing organizations in critical industry sectors such as aerospace, electronics, defense, apparel, and food production that can greatly benefit from advanced automation. Florida is also widely recognized as a fast-growing state for technology and innovation. These facts, along with our active Florida-based projects with member organizations such as Johnson and Johnson, Lockheed Martin, and AmSkills, among others, convinced us that we could further our regional support and execute our mission on a significant level by opening an office in this region.”
Added Arnie Kravitz, ARM Institute Chief Innovation Officer, “Over the past several years, our Institute has brought about $13M in both technology and workforce projects to the region, with funding from the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Labor. Twenty percent of the ARM Institute’s consortium membership is in the region, and we expect that number to grow.”