2000 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST
In this issue, we present the finalists in our 13th annual "Product of the Year" competition.
In this issue, we present the finalists in our 13th annual "Product of the Year" competition. This premier competition in the industrial plant engineering and maintenance market features some of the most useful and innovative ideas introduced between October 1, 1999, and September 30, 2000.
Determination of the winners rests in your hands. Look through the entries and vote for the one in each category that you feel is most worthy of recognition. The special ballot located next to p 52 will guide you through the voting process.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards will be presented to the top three vote-getters in each category. The product receiving the most votes overall will capture the Grand Award. You could also be a winner of one of ten $100 prizes that will be awarded to voters through a random drawing of ballots received by December 15, 2000.
The winners of the 2000 "Product of the Year" Awards will be presented at a black-tie reception during the National Plant Engineering Show in Chicago March 5-8, 2001.
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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