EGSA Spring Conference
The Electrical Generating Systems Association is holding its spring conference in Austin, Texas, March 25-27, 2012.
The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) has opened registration for the EGSA Spring Conference. It is scheduled for March 25-27, 2012, in Austin, Texas, and will focus on the economy at large. The theme is "Finding Opportunity in an Uncertain Environment." The EGSA Keynote Speaker, Mark Sanborn, will focus on this subject with his presentation "Up, Down or Sideways: How to Find Opportunity in an Uncertain Environment." The theme of the presentation and of the convention as a whole is how to adjust and realize opportunities in a market that is often changing direction and focus.
Other topics will include the use of social media, the future of genset controls, and how to prepare for unexpected events.
The convention itself is being held at the Hyatt Regency Austin and registration is currently open. Member registration fees are $525 and non-member fees are $675 until February 17, 2012. Further registration details, along with the form, can be found here.
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.