Top Plant deadline extended to Sept. 1
Take your shot at joining past winners BMW Manufacturing Co., Schneider Electric/Square D, Toyota, Daimler-Chrysler, S&C Electric and Hewlett Packard as a Top Plant winner.
If you’re running a little behind schedule on your 2007 Top Plant Award application, don’t worry. The deadline for this year’s award honoring outstanding manufacturing facilities has been extended to Sept. 1. Entry forms are available
. Take your shot at joining past winners BMW Manufacturing Co., Schneider Electric/Square D, Toyota, Daimler-Chrysler, S&C Electric and Hewlett Packard as a Top Plant winner. For more information on the Top Plant program, call editor Bob Vavra at 630/288-8779 or email him at BVavra@cfemedia.com .
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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