Man opens fire at St. Louis area power company
Gunman opens fire on employees of ABB Power Plant in the St. Louis area.
According to the AP , a man with an assault rifle walked into a St. Louis-based business Thursday and shot at least three people and their conditions were not immediately known. The shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. CST at the ABB Power Plant. Two hours later it was believed that the shooter was still in the building. The Swiss-based ABB Group makes power transmission and industrial automation equipment and the company manufacturers transformers at the St. Louis location. Read chief editor Michael Ivanovich's blog on violence in the workplace for more information.
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.