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By all accounts, January is starting off on a good note. Are we headed in the right direction? Take this simple poll, and tell us what you think.
By all accounts, January is starting off on a good note. I just got off the phone with a member of our editorial advisory board, and he indicated that his company is doing well, and has been doing fairly well through the down economy. He also indicated things are looking good for 2011. He said part of it is because of the types of buildings they chose to engineer, but he also feels that the overall attitude in the engineering marketplace is good.
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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.