Danfoss receives refrigeration award
The U.K.-based Institute of Refrigeration recognizes Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc. founder Ron Conry for his contributions to the HVAC industry.
The institute awards the gold medal each year to someone who has made noteworthy, practical contributions to advance refrigeration and air conditioning technology. Conry and his team designed a centrifugal compressor that operates at high variable speeds, and is energy-efficient, oil-free, lightweight, quiet, and cost-competitive.
The international award has been sponsored for 32 years by J&E Hall International , a U.K.-based HVAC/R supplier.
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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