Rooftop energy unit
Rebel rooftop unit
The Rebel rooftop unit’s energy efficiency almost doubles the ASHRAE 90.1 minimum standard for energy efficiency. The performance features outlined by the challenge are aimed at reducing energy use by as much as 50% to 60% over current equipment. The Rebel uses variable heat pump technology with auxiliary gas heat, as well as an advanced variable inverter scroll compressor.
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.