NMW opens with five partner shows
National Manufacturing Week arrives at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 23-25 as part of the latest Canon Communications blitzkrieg of trade shows.
National Manufacturing Week arrives at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, Sept. 23-25 as part of the latest Canon Communications blitzkrieg of trade shows. Co-located with Assembly Technology Expo, Electronics Assembly Show, Plastics USA/Plastec Midwest, Medical Design and Manufacturing Midwest, and the Green Manufacturing Expo, NMW will again be comprised of the Design Engineering, Plant Engineering, Industrial Automation and Enterprise IT pavilions.
Conferences at NMW begin Monday, Sept. 22, with topics ranging from business strategies for sustainability to rapid prototyping to Lean maintenance and quality management, among others.
Two keynote events are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23. At 9 a.m., a panel discussion on practicing sustainability features panelists Greg Sebasky, senior vice president and CEO for Philips Healthcare; Leslie Collins of Hewlett Packard; and Rick Rommel, vice president of Best Buy. At 1 p.m., Daniel S. Sullivan, U.S. Department of State, presents Free Trade: Strengthening America and its Partners .
NMW: The nuts & bolts
Dates : Sept. 23-25
Venue : Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Hours of operation : 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
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.