Smartest Building in America winners announced
Siemens has awarded the Providence St. Peter and Jackson South Community hosptals as their Smartest Building in America contest winners.
Siemens Industry Inc. has announced it has selected the winners of the 2011 Smartest Building in America Challenge. This year two hospitals will share $40,000 in Siemens products and services. Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash. and, Jackson South Community Hospital, Miami, elevated themselves above the other entries to claim Grand and Runner-Up prizes, respectively.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com
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.