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AI Seen Helping to Add Jobs as Small Manufacturers Pursue Automation 

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More people will be needed to digest the vast amounts of data generated from the floor as manufacturers pursue AI and automation, dispelling the notion of job loss.  
By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
The emergence of an advanced plastic manufacturing plant in Brookneal, Va. tells a story about the impact of AI on small manufacturing firms.   
Local entrepreneur Hugh E. Williams started American Plastic Fabricators to shape small plastic parts needed by a range of customers. Eventually the company became competitive in the manufacture of polyethylene and high-density plastics fabrication. The plant was visited recently by Kevin Scott, …

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