Siemens Energy & Automation recently announced the company’s 1,000-ft Exider technology train will tour the United States starting February 23 in Chicago for National Manufacturing Week.

After leaving Chicago, “trade show on wheels” will embark on a 10-city, coast-to-coast tour. The train houses technology like 224 plasma screen TVs and monitors, 189 DVD players, four servers, nine miles of electrical cables, and almost two miles of data lines. Visitors can tour railcars modeled after customer themes like machine tool components, commercial and residential power distribution, and engineering services.

Since its European launch in 2002, the trade show has toured more than 90 cities in 20 countries and hosted 80,000 visitors. The company hopes to reach 15,000 engineers, contractors, and other industry professionals in the United States.

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