Before anything else can happen in the design and construction of a manufacturing plant, the piping and instrumentation diagrams (P+IDs) are created, mapping out the plant’s processes. The outline includes equipment, pipes and instrumentation which diagram a plant’s operation as a schematic.
Increasing labor costs in China--which have seen increases in the range of 15 to 20% annually in recent years--are compelling many companies here in the United States to seek lower costs in Southeast Asia.
The federal government is not typically seen as a business, but Corpus Christi Army Depot,the Army’s rotary wing maintenance and repair facility has caught the attention of one high-level Defense official who thinks that this is exactly what the government needs.
The market for lumber is in a constant state of flux based on factors like the time of year and current customer demand, and mills such as Pleasant River Lumber need to be highly efficient to stay competitive.