Metric, metric, and more metric
Is metric-related government and industry news important to your operations? Are you still pulling out conversion tables and your calculator to figure out metric equivalents? If so, then you may want to add metricUSA (www.metricusa.
Is metric-related government and industry news important to your operations? Are you still pulling out conversion tables and your calculator to figure out metric equivalents? If so, then you may want to add metricUSA (www.metricusa.com) to your web browser's bookmarks. In addition to a metric news section and a handy metric conversion calculator, this web site includes a directory of manufacturers that provide metric products and services, a calendar of events related to the metric industry, and lots of information about the metric system and its standards. Product and services news items can be submitted by subscribers to metricUSA free of charge, and submissions for general metric related industry or government news items by any interested party are welcome.
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.