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.
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.