Solutions to tomorrow's problems
I greatly enjoyed reading Thomas J. Malott's article, "Creating your own workforce: When you need skilled workers, will you be able to find them?" in the Management Side of Engineering section of the July 1998 issue. Mr.
I greatly enjoyed reading Thomas J. Malott's article, "Creating your own workforce: When you need skilled workers, will you be able to find them?" in the Management Side of Engineering section of the July 1998 issue.
Mr. Malott wrote eloquently about a problem that is looming large for American industry and businesses. His article went beyond simply calling our attention to tomorrow's problems by also offering some very practical solutions. -- James J. Thornton, Maintenance Technical Support Manager, Grain Processing Corp., Muscatine, IA
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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