ASHRAE, AHR Expo to be held in Chicago in January
ASHRAE will return to Chicago for the 2012 Winter Conference. Chicago will also serve as the site of the AHR Expo, co-sponsored and held in conjunction with the Winter Conference.
ASHRAE will return to Chicago for the 2012 Winter Conference. Members have the chance to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high-performing buildings and integrated design; as well as participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain ASHRAE certifications.
Chicago will also serve as the site of the AHR Expo, co-sponsored and held in conjunction with the Winter Conference. The two events combine to create the ideal atmosphere for those interested in advancing the building industry to network, inspect the latest technology, and learn about the newest practices for the built environment.
ASHRAE events will be held Jan. 21 to 25. AHR Expo events will be held Jan. 23 to 25.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.