POY Finalist: Spill response pool
Finalist in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Ultra-Pop Up Pool Plus is a spill response pool that quickly opens and unfurls to capture large spills. Available in 150-, 66-, and 20-gal sizes, the bladder will automatically expand/unfurl as the liquid level in the pool rises. The pool can be stored efficiently inside spill kits, under/behind seats, or in tool boxes. The Ultra-Pop Up Pool Plus features chemical resistance to diesel fuel, antifreeze, acids, caustics, and corrosives. Since the pool opens and is ready to respond in seconds, spillage and exposure of hazardous material to the environment is minimized.
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.