Electrical, power study released
This study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems.
This 2013 study was conducted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in April and May to evaluate customer awareness, usage of, and preference for suppliers of various types of electrical and power products and systems. Respondents indicated that they’d been involved for several years in specifying electrical and power systems; 66% said they’d spent 20 years or more in the industry. These seasoned vets are very involved in the specification of electrical and power systems. Seventy-seven percent determine requirements/write specs, 66% recommend brands, and 62% supervise or consult on projects.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.