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.
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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.
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