Global Plant Engineering debuts
International e-book a partnership with Hannover Messe
From Boston to Bangalore and from Chicago to China, the first issue of Global Plant Engineering landed on desktops around the world in December. The e-book’s unique horizontal format makes it easy for readers to access pertinent plant floor knowledge and critical product and trend information on their computer desktop. The first issue of the e-book can be found by clicking here .
Global Plant Engineering is a partnership between Plant Engineering magazine and Hannover Messe, the German-based trade show organization. Attendees at Hannover Messe shows around the world will get free access to the e-book. Global Plant Engineering made its formal debut at the Hannover Messe show in Bangalore, India on Dec. 10, with editor Bob Vavra present to preview the e-book for more than 10,000 conference attendees.
"We are in a global manufacturing economy, and that economy is being strained today as never before," said Vavra. "The problems faced by plant floor managers around the world are the same. They are being charged with making their plant operations more efficient, safer and more productive while using less resources, natural and financial.
"Joining forces with Plant Engineering gives us a splendid opportunity to share the most exciting developments, topics and trends with our trade fair clientele, which comprises top industry buyers, sellers, decision-makers and users," said Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch, chairman of the board of management of Deutsche Messe.
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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.