Engineering company adopts parent name
Schirmer Engineering adopts Aon name, expands global reach and services.
Aon Corporation, a global risk management and human capital solutions firm, announced that Schirmer Engineering has been rebranded Aon Fire Protection Engineering. Aon's fire protection engineering, building code consulting, life safety and security consulting group was acquired in 2001 and serves its clients through 19 offices worldwide. By associating more closely in name with Aon, clients and project partners of Aon Fire Protection Engineering will realize added value, such as single-source access to an integrated team of knowledge leaders available locally in 500 offices across 120 countries, and expertise covering all aspects of risk management, including property risk control and business protection.
Aon Fire Protection Engineering remains an integral part of Aon's Global Risk Consulting practice.
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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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