Apple selects N.C. for new $1 billion data center
Apple has chosen Maiden, N.C., as the site of its new data center, which will store information for the iPhone and iTunes.
The data center, which is expected to take up 500,000 sq ft, will have approximately 50 full-time employees. Ground breaking is scheduled for August, with the first center employees beginning work toward the end of 2010. The Maiden facility will be the first East coast location for Apple, which is based in Cupertino, Calif.
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.