POY Finalist: Retrofit kits
Finalist in Lighting in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The series of four contractor-friendly Metalux fluorescent retrofit kits are designed to meet and exceed energy needs and guidelines while improving light quality. The Metalux Commercial, OpticaHP, Architectural, and Cruze retrofit kits consist of architecturally inspired designs that update a building’s look and value, while offering a wide range of features and benefits that save energy, time, and money.
The retrofit kits include unique construction features, such as one-piece tool-less reflectors with “squeeze and fit” mounting capability, Ready-Set captive and secure self-tapping screws, and prewired ballast and assembly for fast installation.
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.