Providing executive power
In the days surrounding President Obama's inauguration, Aggreko provided temporary power and heat for the various events and security.
As the United States ushered in a new leader on Jan. 20, Aggreko provided power to the people behind the scenes and helped make the surrounding spectacle possible.
The equipment Aggreko provided for the inaugural events provided:
* Enough electricity to power 350,000 medium-size homes
* Enough heat for 250,000 medium-size homes
* Nearly enough cable (35 miles) to stretch from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore.
The company sourced equipment from their nationwide network of service centers, starting installation 13 days before the actual inauguration. Crews are scheduled to remove the last piece of Aggreko equipment from the scene by Jan. 25.
Aggreko has provided power and temperature control for the last three inaugurations. In addition, the company provided equipment that powered Obama’s election-night shindig in Chicago’s Grant Park.
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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