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Wabash partnership with Purdue aimed at digital transformation.

Banner image: Wabash National Corp., now known as Wabash, is collaborating with Purdue to expand with a new space in the Discovery Park District at Purdue.

The business of manufacturing, logistics and transportation, like a lot of businesses, is undergoing a data-driven digital transformation, and Wabash, an innovation leader for engineered solutions in those fields, intends to stay ahead of the curve.

Wabash, formerly Wabash National, and Purdue last year announced a five-year research and development partnership that could apply cutting-edge knowledge in areas ranging from advanced engineering and quantum computing to materials science and electric vehicles to challenges facing the company and its customers — among them the exploding growth of e-commerce and home delivery, and a growing emphasis on sustainability and automation.

They will open a 2,000-square-foot space in the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Purdue by opening this new space to enrich our collaboration with students, faculty and other Discovery Park businesses,” said Dave Teeter, senior director of talent and organizational effectiveness for Wabash. “Purdue offers extraordinary talent that will help us continue to grow here in Greater Lafayette. We will use this new space on campus to engage with the Purdue community on co-sponsored projects, student outreach, career development, research and innovation.”

Wabash joins a growing list of businesses and organizations opening spaces in the Discovery Park District at Purdue, which also will be home to novel 5G and 6G technologies. The district is a 400-acre launchpad where businesses of all sizes can access a business-minded university, global talent pipelines, and advanced research and development facilities to solve business problems.