Sound bytes from ProMat 2007
Did you miss the ProMat 2007 show held this week at Chicago’s McCormick Place? Plant Engineering was there and spoke to some of the experts on the show floor. Senior Editor Kevin Campbell visited with Gregg Branning , president of Accu-Sort Systems , George Marshall , director of sales development for warehouse products for Hyster Company , Ken Fry , business development manager, global OEM team for Rockwell Automation , John Nofsinger , CEO of show sponsor MHIA and Stephen Legg , director, product and technology development for FKI Logistex on some of the trends in the industry that they’re seeing. Just click on their names to hear what they had to say!
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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