2010 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR: Vote now for the year's top new products
Qualified Plant Engineering readers can vote now to determine the 2010 Product of the Year winners.
The voting for the 2010 Plant Engineering Product of the Year awards is now under way. Click here to review your official ballot and this year’s finalists.
Qualified readers in print and online – those people who have specific buy-specify responsibilities in their manufacturing facilities – are qualified to vote on the 2010 Product of the Year awards. Only those votes will be counted toward the most prestigious new product award in the manufacturing industry. This ensures that the people who vote on the products are also the people who use the products.
The products earning the most votes in these categories will be presented the Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies at the 2011 Manufacturing/Automation Summit on March 21 in Chicago. The product with the single highest vote total will receive the coveted Grand Award as the outstanding new product of the year.
Review this year’s finalists, and vote today.
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
2012 Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.