Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit Webinar series starts July 14
Keynote speakers at 2014 Summit will discuss manufacturing excellence, preview presentations in September.
The Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit Webinar series, sponsored by Hannover Fairs USA and produced by CFE Media, will preview topics that will be presented at the 2014 Summit on Sept. 10, part of the Industrial Automation North American pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show in Chicago Sept. 8-13.
The two keynote speakers at this year’s event will discuss their presentations and talk about issues related to manufacturing excellence. They include:
Mick Wilz (Sur-Seal)
Monday, July 14, starting at 1p.m. CDT
Expanding your manufacturing facility isn’t usually something that becomes a team project with all of your employees engaged. One Cincinnati manufacturer shows that employee engagement with such a project is like building a new facility; it happens one brick at a time.
Karen Kurek (McGladrey LLP)
Thursday, July 17, starting at 9:30 a.m. CDT
Karen Kurek, principal at McGladrey and head of its manufacturing practice, will discuss their exclusive Manufacturing Monitor Report for the first time since its August release and highlight the trends and challenges for manufacturing in the next two years.
Click here to register for either of these two events.
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.