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Level One compressed air challenge training sessions focus on ways to improve productivity and energy savings through better planning and operation.
Level One compressed air challenge training sessions focus on ways to improve productivity and energy savings through better planning and operation. One-day sessions include information on calculating energy costs of compressed air, how to cut operating costs, and strategies for improving system efficiency and reliability. The schedule is Chicago, January 26; Dallas, January 28; Las Vegas, February 8; Newark, March 8; and Atlanta, March 13. Call 800-862-2086 for more information.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey