How to be a Top Plant
The 2011 Top Plant winner, NACCO Materials Handling Group, provided Plant Engineering with a tour of their Berea, Ky. facility.
The seven-minute video from NACCO Materials Handling Group, the 2011 Top Plant award winner, shows how a manufacturing operation comes together around the idea of continuous improvement, safety and quality to product lift trucks in Berea, Ky. It also discusses how the selection as Plant Engineering’s 2011 Top Plant has affected the employees throughout the community.
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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.