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HIGH-TECH POWER PLANT CONTROLS, INTERACTIVE COMPUTER DONATED TO HENRY FORD MUSEUM'S NEW 'MADE IN AMERICA' EXHIBITION

 DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- State-of-the-art power plant control equipment, plus an interactive touch-screen computer that lets everyone feel what it's like to run a power plant, will be donated to Henry Ford Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11:15 a.m. by officials of Bailey Controls Company of Wickliffe, Ohio.
 Gene T. Yon, chief operating officer of Bailey Controls, will present the equipment to museum President Harold K. Skramstad for use in the new "Made in America" exhibition, which opens Dec. 5.
 "The hands-on component will make the power plant control display one of the landmark experiences in 'Made in America,'" Skramstad said. "When visitors get involved in a simulation of power plant oper Bailey INFI 90 s tem being given to the museum is identical to equipment used in more than 10,000 utility, power and process industry installations across the U.S. and around the world. It is featured in a section of "Made in America" that explores our modern electric power network.
 The automatic control system and interactive computer bring up to the moment the exhibition's look at choices and tradeoffs involved in making power for an industrial society, a story that begins with the world's oldest steam engine, a mid-18th century Newcomen, displayed nearby on the museum floor.
 Designed and built at a cost of $6 million, the 50,000-square-foot "Made in America" exhibition showcases pivotal 18th-, 19th- and 20th- century machines that revolutionized the production of power and goods.
 Bailey Controls Company, a division of the Elsag Bailey Group, is a leading supplier of automatic control equipment to steel, paper, chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacturers as well as to the utilities, power and process industries.
 Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village is a national museum of American history and technology founded by Henry Ford in 1929. Located in Dearborn on Village Road at Oakwood Boulevard, the museum is an independent, nonprofit, educational institution not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or the Ford Foundation.
 NOTE: Interviews (with museum and Bailey officials), photo opportunities (of hands-on activity) available at event. CONTACT: Bill Northwood of Henry Ford Museum, 313-271-1620, Ext. 352
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