Video: Festo talks steady growth in the manufacturing industry
In an interview with Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra, Festo product management group manager Frank Langro discussed the signs of steady growth in the industry and the company’s efforts to encourage young people to explore manufacturing as a career. The relationship between flying penguins and manufacturing also came up.
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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.