POY Finalist: Drain seal
Finalist in Environmental Health in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Ultra-Drain Seal is a transparent drain protector that allows responders to see stoppage of spills. The clear material provides an unobstructed view of the covered drains, enabling responders to quickly see if spills are entering the drain through cracks in the surface, imperfections in the grating, or other irregularities that can break the seal.
The reinforcing mesh is “sandwiched” between layers of polyurethane that increase durability and resistance to tearing. The unique, urethane construction allows the pad to deform and seal off most drains, temporarily sealing to any smooth surface.
UltraTech International, Inc.
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.