Personal air conditioning vest
The Vortec Personal Air Conditioning (PAC) vest has been redesigned to include an integrated belt, allowing a quick connection to cool and warm air
The Vortec Personal Air Conditioning (PAC) vest has been redesigned to include an integrated belt with a heat-resistant Nexus belt buckle, which holds the tubing for delivering hot or cold air to the wearer. This lets the worker receive even more cool or warm air to combat extreme ambient conditions. The adjustable waist belt on the Vortec PAC provides a quick connection to cool or warm air with the Dual Action PAC switching quickly from hot to cold. The vests are available in three sizes and can be worn under other protective clothing and can be adjusted even with gloved hands.
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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.