2016 Product of the Year Awards
The 2016 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored.
Plant Engineering's 2016 Product of the Year program consisted of 15 categories with 50 winners. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2017 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner hosted by both Plant Engineering and Control Engineering.
The 29th annual Plant Engineering Product of the Year competition is a celebration of all that is new and innovative in product development. It is also a time to evaluate your own needs within the plant to see what areas of your operation need improvement. Chances are, the solutions are among the winning products.
Learn about how to enter into the 2017 Product of the Year program by visiting the Product of the Year page.
Thank you to all of this year's participants and finalists, and congratulations to the 2016 award winners!
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey