Siemens celebrates Ohio plant relaunch
After $30 million investment, global motors facility now "a center of excellence"
Siemens Energy & Automation
The State of Ohio provided a number of incentives to Siemens to help secure the investment,
"I am honored to be a part of the inauguration of the Norwood Motor Manufacturing Facility," said Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. "Ohio's economic prowess has been driven by manufacturing. And investments by global manufacturing companies such as Siemens represent the future of Ohio's economic landscape."
"American workers are the best in the world, their education and skill level are great assets in the global marketplace. Siemens realized this, and their investment will pay dividends for both Ohio workers, and their shareholders," said Ohio U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt. "I look forward to a long term mutually beneficial relationship between Siemens and Southern Ohio."
"The Norwood facility is a great example of how technological innovation can help revitalize an industry, especially with the help of a highly skilled and productive work force," said George Nolen, president and CEO of Siemens Corporation. "In partnering with Siemens and its workforce, the State of Ohio has demonstrated great vision and a meaningful commitment to innovation and the health of manufacturing in America."
"Siemens is committed to our employees and to manufacturing in the U.S.," said Dennis Sadlowski, president and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. "With the strong workforce here in Norwood and the expansion complete, Siemens is confident the Norwood facility will remain a center of excellence for the company by producing the highest-quality motors for our customers and driving motor technology innovations that will dramatically improve the efficiency of manufacturing throughout the world."
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.