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Schott Meets Congress

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2012
Schott North America Inc. of Elmsford, N.Y., has met with US congressional leaders to discuss the importance of the optics industry to the country and ways in which Congress can spur job creation in the industry and support its critical high-technology manufacturing and growth. The visits are part of Schott’s involvement with SPIE in hosting the annual “Congressional Visits Day” to raise awareness of and support for science, engineering and technology at the federal level. Schott Defense specifically met with congressional leaders to advance investment in military glass and optics technology.

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