Assess your facility's energy upgrade potential
Indoor air quality: There are plenty of resources available, including sources from utility companies and equipment manufacturers, to help with energy efficiency upgrades
Facility managers considering energy-efficiency upgrades don’t have to do their ROI calculations in a vacuum. There are plenty of resources available, including sources from utility companies and equipment manufacturers. For example, Rite-Hite offers several different customized energy-saving assessment programs, including calculations focused on loading dock areas, interior doors, and HVLS fans. All use standard industry procedures; in the case of fans, Rite-Hite’s ROI Analysis Calculator incorporates ASHRAE fundamentals, national weather data, and building-specific variables to calculate potential energy (and cost) savings.
While potential savings vary from facility to facility, they can be quite significant. For example, upgrades to dock equipment (such as shelters or leveler seals) can save a company as much as $1,000 annually, while interior and exterior door upgrades can generate annual savings up to $10,000. HVLS fan installations can help companies reduce heating and cooling costs as much as 20%-30% annually, depending on the climate.
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These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.