Fire conference lands in Chicago in June
The National Fire Protection Assn. Conference and Expo will bring a range of products, technology, and networking opportunities to the Windy City.
Scheduled June 8-11, the 2009 National Fire Protection Assn. (NFPA) Conference and Expo will bring fire and life safety professionals from around the globe to Chicago’s McCormick Place for educational sessions, product demonstrations, and other learning opportunities.
The exposition component of the event will showcase products and technologies from 300 leading industry vendors. In addition, the educational program offers seminars in a number of topic tracks:
* Fire Protection Engineering
* Building and Life Safety
* Codes and Standards
* Detection and Suppression
* Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity
* Fire and Emergency Response
* Facility Fire Safety and Security
* Public Education
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.