Allied Reliability acquires ABB consulting business
Allied Reliability Group has acquired ABB’s Reliability Consulting business in North America, originally known as HSB RT.
Allied Reliability Group has acquired ABB’s Reliability Consulting business in North America, originally known as HSB RT. The unit consists of 20 remote employees, all of whom will be fully integrated into GPAllied, which is based in Charleston, SC.
The Reliability Consulting business unit will complement GPAllied’s current reliability consulting offerings. With the acquisition, GPAllied will add business units in the disciplines of work execution management, equipment maintenance plan development, preventive maintenance, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) integration, and planning and scheduling.
”All of us at Allied Reliability Group are extremely excited with this opportunity to further strengthen our reliability engineering offerings in the market. We believe that Allied Reliability Group now has the most complete Reliability Services portfolio available anywhere,” said John Langhorne, partner, Allied Reliability Group.
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.