Product of the Year entry forms now available
If you developed a new product for purchase between October 1, 2007, and today, enter the Product of the Year competition. Entries due Sept. 12, 2008.
In the November issues of PLANT ENGINEERING , we publish our Product of the Year finalists, as chosen by a panel of industry experts. A special ballot allows readers to vote for their top five
choices in the contest.
Some products reflect the current sophisticated, high-tech world, while others represent pure simplicity of design. All of our winners, however, have been honored for creating an especially useful product for the plant engineer.
Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are announced in each of 16 categories, plus a Grand Award winner. Awards are presented at a black-tie reception during the PLANT ENGINEERING Manufacturing Summit
Does your product stand up to the competition? Enter here and find out. Entries due Sept. 12, 2008.
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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.
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