Gulf Disaster: Comparing Regulatory Climate
The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico occurred off the coast of the United States, but a similar incident could happen anywhere there is offshore drilling.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico occurred off the coast of the United States, but a similar incident could happen anywhere there is offshore drilling. When you hear former BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward say in a BBC interview his company’s response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico was insufficient.
"We were making it up day to day,” Hayward said of BP’s rescue plan.
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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.