Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller; it would be remiss to talk about America’s rise to global economic dominance without mentioning the manufacturing tycoons who drove it. Yet the America they knew, the America they helped build, has changed.
The workplace is changing. Technology is ever-present in virtually every kind of job today, from taxi drivers hired via smartphones, to teachers instructing their classrooms via digital displays. Some of the most dramatic changes of all are taking place in our factories and other industrial environments.
Still delivering power and driving society Gears have been intimately linked with various forms of human activity ever since the ancient Greeks. They played an important role in the Industrial Revolution by transmitting the power from steam engines, and their distinctive shape is often used as a symbol of industry. Even now, no other power transmitting method matches their efficiency.