One year later: Tesoro refinery blast
Tesoro Corp did not adequately maintain a heat exchanger at its Anacortes, Washington, refinery that exploded one year ago leaving seven dead
Tesoro Corp did not adequately maintain a heat exchanger at its Anacortes, Washington, refinery that exploded one year ago leaving seven dead, a safety board said. Companies need to "make the investments necessary to ensure safe operations," said U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso. "Companies that continue to invest in safety and recognize its importance will reap benefits far into the future."
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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