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.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey