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
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.