The Manufacturing and Transportation Summit in Chicago kicks off our 2009 global coverage of Reuters Summits. Over the next 41 weeks we'll bring you exclusive interviews from around the world with corporate executives, government leaders and others who can give us key insights into what's ahead for their industries. First off, to get us ready for a more in-depth look at the manufacturing industry we spent a day last week in Rock Hill, SC home to two of Terex's (TEX.N) manufacturing operations. Rock Hill is located just about 20 minutes south of Charlotte, NC. Terex Hydra Platforms manufactures a product that looks like something out of the movie Transfomers. Check out the story: