An impressed president
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the USA pavilion of Hannover Messe.
President Obama gives the thumbs up to a demonstration at the Rittal booth at Hannover Messe 2016’s first full day on Monday, April 25. The president was accompanied on the tour by German chancellor Angela Merkel.
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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