Bob Vavra, content manager, Plant Engineering. Courtesy: CFE Media

Bob Vavra

Bob is the Content Manager for Plant Engineering.


Industry News June 3, 2019

PMI slips again as tariffs have an impact

Manufacturing index stays in growth range, but slides to a 17-month low of 52.1%.

By Bob Vavra
Educational Facilities May 20, 2019

Gene Wolfe: 1931-2019

Former Plant Engineering senior editor became fantasy writing legend.

By Bob Vavra
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 17, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric acquires Iconics to advance IIoT offerings

Manufacturing, building automation products strengthened by deal, company officials say.

By Bob Vavra
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance May 13, 2019

The need for speed

In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.

By Bob Vavra
Data Acquisition, DAQ May 7, 2019

Apple, SAP to expand enterprise partnership

CEOs Tim Cook, Bill McDermott discuss move to Mac functionality, data security.

By Bob Vavra
Industry News May 1, 2019

PMI stumbles to 2 ½-year low as border concerns emerge

On 10th anniversary of manufacturing rebound, the purchasing manufacturers' index (PMI) falls to 52.8%.

By Bob Vavra
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance April 16, 2019

Bumper crop

Flex-N-Gate looks to grow its business and help Detroit’s rebounding manufacturing base.

By Bob Vavra
Plant Automation April 15, 2019

Taking control of controls

Ford’s 10-year operational evolution started with network standards.

By Bob Vavra
Educational Facilities April 11, 2019

How wide is your door?

Manufacturers need to search far and wide to get people for the positions they are having trouble filling.

By Bob Vavra
Optalign touch, Pruftechnik
Awards April 9, 2019

2018 Product of the Year Winners

The 2018 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2018 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.

By Bob Vavra
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