Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 18-24: GM plant revival, safety data collection, GM recall crisis, more

Articles about a GM plant’s revival in Michigan, safety data collection, the GM recall crisis, machine safety tips for the plant floor, and delivering data from the plant were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 18-24. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra August 25, 2014

1. From bankruptcy to rebirth

In a summer of turmoil at GM, one Michigan plant keeps building on its second chance.

2. Safety data collection process as important as what’s collected

Take the system beyond paper to process hazard analysis.

3. In her own words: Mary Barra and the GM recall crisis

New CEO at GM spends her first year dealing with the recall crisis.

4. Machine safety tips to prevent plant injuries

Machinery can increase production with less labor, but heavy machinery also presents safety hazards and workers must be fully trained and aware of the machine operations to avoid injuries.

5. Delivering data from the plant floor

Digital technology brings asset performance information throughout the enterprise with the ubiquity of cloud technology, improved analytics, and increased mobility driving productivity throughout manufacturing industries.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, August 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is web content manager for CFE Media and Technology.