Partnerships for $500
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network has a center in every one of the 50 states (and Puerto Rico) and over 2000 manufacturing and business specialists to help you assess your company, develop solutions, create partnerships, and continue learning through seminars and training programs. Some examples of where MEP has helped organizations are process improvement, materials engineering, plant layout, energy audits, and CAD/CAM/CAE. In addition to having helpful information on how to start a partnership and whether a partnership is right for you, the MEP web site also includes success stories, hot industry topics, breaking news, and industry trends information.
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.