POY Finalist: Vertical leveler dock door
Finalist in Material Handling Systems in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The VertiCool door was specifically designed for use with vertical storing dock levelers. The VertiCool features a 4-in.-thick R-23 insulated panel that mirrors the insulated wall panel for superior thermal protection in 48-in. panel heights, reducing the number of panel joints by 50%—which allows for easy cleaning and better energy efficiency.
Dual-compression side seals are mounted to the door panel to prevent damage and maintain effectiveness outside, while a closed-cell foam interior prevents moisture accumulation and additional door damage inside.
TKO Dock Doors
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.