Special report: The electrical infrastructure business
Schneider Electric's Don Rickey discusses trends and issues in the firm's infrastructure business.
Don Rickey, senior vice president for the U.S. Infrastructure Business at Schneider Electric, meets with Bob Vavra of Plant Engineering to discuss the medium-voltage electrical distribution business and a host of other items.
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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.