Safety Feature: Keeping Disaster in Check
Five years ago a huge fireball lifted the lid off the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in Hertfordshire, England. The disaster that struck early that December 11, 2005 morning left 43 hospitalized and an entire nation in shock. That disaster is why safety should come first, that’s why an integrated safety shutdown system and fire and gas system will keep disaster at bay.
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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