Manufacturing Excellence Award nominations open
AME contest deadline is April 2, 2012.
The AME Manufacturing Excellence Award recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business operations. The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. This award supports AME's mission of inspiring commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practices.
The AME Manufacturing Excellence Award recipients will be honored at the AME International Excellence Inside Conference to be held October 15 - 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
If you believe your company, client or supplier should be considered for the award, please download the Award Intent to Apply form and the Award Application Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria. For more information, including an overview of the award process and profile of last year’s recipients, please visit ame.org/awards.
All applications must be submitted by April 2, 2012. Applicants will be notified of the results of their submission by August 15, 2012.
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.