POY Finalist: Curtain wall
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The sliding Blast Freezer Curtain Wall is a light, safe, and affordable airflow and thermal barrier for blast freezer cells. This insulated curtain wall eliminates the need for heavy and dangerous insulated panel doors used by food manufacturers and distributors to seal their blast freezers/chillers.
It provides a safer and simpler alternative for food processors to quickly bring seafood, meat, and other foods to an optimal temperature to maintain their freshness, safety, and integrity. The Blast Freezer Curtain Walls are custom-designed to match each customer’s unique application and specifications.
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.