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Preparing for a capital purchase in 2006? What’s at the top of your list?
This month’s PE Poll question at www.plantengineering.com asks, “What capital purchase does your plant need to make next: Motors, drives, software, pumps, HVAC or compressors?”
Check out the March issue of PLANT ENGINEERING for the results of February’s PE Poll question.
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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