Global decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens

first_imgGlobal decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:German engineering firm Siemens plans to dismiss about 200 workers at a gas turbines parts and components service center in Houston, Texas, next year due to weaker global demand, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.The Texas operation will close between late 2019 and 2020, according to the spokesman, who called the decision “difficult.”In a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, Siemens also pointed to overcapacity within its network.Siemens said in September that it would cut 2,900 jobs in Germany to boost the competitiveness of its Power and Gas and Process Industries divisions.Along with turbine competitors General Electric and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Siemens has faced oversupply and declining sales as demand for gas turbines has plunged.More: Siemens to shut Texas turbines service facility, dismiss workerslast_img read more

Measure the success of your business development efforts

first_imgWhen it comes to motivating business development staff, credit union leaders should look to the Fitbit.That’s because this device does everything a manager should: provide pertinent, relevant data to people in a way that motivates them and helps them understand their environment and actions.“That’s what we should be doing in business development,” said John Godwin, principal at Haynes Godwin Consulting and a former credit union business development executive. He addressed the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.Godwin stressed the importance of tracking statistics and goals that are critical to business development success. Doing so helps ensure accountability among staff—and desired results.He said business development goals should be intelligent, agreed-upon, motivational, specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more