Four aluminum machined levels
The four new aluminum machined levels—4-Vial Aluminum Machined Torpedo Level (Model 400UM), 5-Vial Aluminum Machined Torpedo Level (Model 500UM), 5-Vial Aluminum Machined Laser Level (Model 800LMI), and U-Shape, V-Groove 10-Function Aluminum Machined Level (Model F-10)—are heavy-duty and lightweight. They are built from a solid block of aluminum and come with rare earth magnets that are v-grooved for maximum stability on pipe or magnetic metal surfaces. The levels are especially ideal for applications that involve reading slope, such as replacing or installing new drain pipe.
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.