Toyota stays on the sidelines
Slumping auto sales force automaker to close plants for 11 more days
Toyota will keep its global manufacturing plants closed for an additional 11 days in
The Japanese automaker, which had scheduled plant closings a Toyota spokesman told CNN .
Detroit-based automakers continued to slump in the fourth quarter of 2008, with Chrysler its sales dropped 37% , matching the decline of Japanese automakers Nissan and Honda.
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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.