The Motley Fool's industrials analyst, Isaac Pino, recently attended The Atlantic magazine's Manufacturing Summit for insight into the industry, and visited GE's (NYSE: GE ) offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza for a closer look at the $250 billion conglomerate. Isaac and Motley Fool Money host Chris Hill weigh in on the company's transformation over the past few years, its game-changing investments in 3-D printing and the industrial Internet, and the opportunity ahead for GE shareholders.
In the following segment, Isaac takes a closer look at GE's mission to return to its industrial roots, to invest heavily in manufacturing, mining, and energy, and to drive higher returns in a typically low-margin sector by introducing software applications. The rise of intelligent machines is just around the corner, and GE is harnessing big data to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and bolster margins through its services businesses.
For GE, the recent financial crisis struck a blow, but management took advantage of the market's dip to make strategic bets in energy. If you're a GE investor, you need to understand how these bets could drive this company to become the world's infrastructure leader. At the same time, you need to be aware of the threats to GE's portfolio. To help, we're offering comprehensive coverage for investors in a premium report on General Electric, in which our industrials analyst breaks down GE's multiple businesses. You'll find reasons to buy or sell GE, and you'll receive continuing updates as major events unfold during the year. To get started, click here now.