Brent Lammert Friday 10.09.2015

Understanding new methane regulations

Faced with new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposals for greenhouse gas reduction, oil and gas companies are turning to optical gas imaging to hu... read more

Tom Voss, Daniel Penn Associates Friday 10.09.2015

Single part or multiple part operations: What’s best for your company?

When multiple parts being machined at one operation at the same time is required for production rates, that rate needs to be maintained throughout the series of... read more

Bob Vavra Friday 10.09.2015

Hannover Messe: A great venue for small manufacturers

Commerce, industry leaders tout U.S. Partner Country status for 2016.

Daymon Thompson Thursday 10.08.2015

Smartphones and tablets in manufacturing

Manufacturing environments are seeing wisdom in adopting smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, offering faster access to critical information and problem-... read more

Bob Vavra Wednesday 10.07.2015

As Partner Country, U.S. to showcase manufacturing strength, growth

As Partner Country, U.S. to showcase manufacturing strength and growth as the world's largest manufacturing economy at the world's largest industrial technology... read more

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What is your planned use for robotics in the coming year?
We have integrated robotics into all applicable areas of our plant.
We are planning to add robots in the coming years.
We are studying whether robots are appropriate for our operation.
We have no plans to use robots in our processes.

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2015 Lubrication Guide: Green and gold in lubrication: Environmentally friendly fluids and sealing systems offer a new perspective
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Annual Salary Survey

After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.

The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.

Read more: 2014 Salary Survey: Confidence rises amid the challenges

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