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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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey