Understanding the impact, upgrade requirements of the 2007 EISA
Motion Industries, Baldor and U.S. Motors have launched a website to assist users in understanding the impact and upgrade requirements of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, effective December 19, 2010.
Motion Industries, along with Baldor and U.S. Motors, have launched TheMotorSpecialist.com. The site assists industrial users in understanding the impact and upgrade requirements of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), which went into effect December 19, 2010.
Motion Industries, Baldor and U.S. Motors recognized the need to provide customers with guidance on how the new EISA legislation affects future motor selection and supports energy efficiency initiatives. Transition to EISA-compliant Premium Efficiency Motors has resulted in a variety of questions among industry professionals. Motion Industries, Baldor and U.S. Motors created TheMotorSpecialist.com to provide the industry with a resource to assess the new legislation’s impact on industrial users.
TheMotorSpecialist.com provides tools to evaluate savings, rebates and efficiency, to assist users in finding out if their current motors are EISA-compliant, and in evaluating the real costs of repairs when considering their motor upgrades. All information is designed to support facility managers and purchasing agents in industrial motor upgrade decisions.
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.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.