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PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Aug 9, 2016) - Northwest Analytics (NWA), leading provider of manufacturing intelligence and analytics software, today announced that it has joined an extraordinary collection of industry, non-profit and government partners in the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), based in Chicago. 

NWA joins other industry-leading manufacturers, academic institutions and government entities to reestablish U.S. manufacturing's global leadership position through the application of new and innovative technologies. This provides NWA a unique opportunity to continue to drive the development of innovative manufacturing intelligence and analytics solutions, bridging islands of process data in real-time into understandable, actionable information, transforming manufacturing operations, enhancing operational safety, and increasing competitive advantages.

"We are truly excited to support this one-of-a-kind endeavor in technological innovation within the manufacturing industry," said Northwest Analytics CEO Bob Ward. "Our participation in the research and development of tomorrow's technologies goes to the core of who we are as a company as we are committed to continue to provide manufacturers ways to dramatically increase efficiency and productivity."

UI LABS is a Chicago-based research and commercialization collaborative, bringing together leading companies, researchers and entrepreneurs to define problems, design partnerships and deliver scalable solutions to tomorrow's most important challenges. The DMDII was the first Lab by UI Labs that currently has more than 240 partner organizations and $30 million awarded to research and development projects throughout the country. Since the launch of the DMDII they have been working on subsequent Labs including City Digital and the Illinois Manufacturing Lab (IML). 

About Northwest Analytics, Inc.
Northwest Analytics, Inc. is a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence and SPC software solutions for manufacturers. NWA delivers real-time manufacturing analytics and visibility, SPC charting and enterprise reporting to 35% of the Forbes 1000 manufacturers and more than 5,000 manufacturing customers worldwide. NWA has focused exclusively on manufacturing for more than 25 years, providing a powerful, easy-to-use suite of manufacturing intelligence and SPC solutions that emphasize enterprise-wide integration, analysis and visibility. NWA is the partner-of-choice when it comes to helping its customers increase operating efficiencies and throughput, while delivering a fast and effective ROI. For more information, visit

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