Bracket for sprinkler line
Victaulic's Style AB1 Bracket is an extension to the Aquaflex sprinkler fitting line.
Victaulic introduces its Style AB1 Bracket, which is an extension to the Aquaflex sprinkler fitting line. This new AquaFlex bracket eliminates the need for sprinkler installers to handle ceiling tiles, cut holes in ceiling tiles, and coordinate with the ceiling trade on the jobsite, reducing hands-on installation time by as much as 39%. The Style AB1 Bracket benefits from all the great qualities of the AquaFlex one-piece bracket system, including 1-Bee2 open-gate technology and optional pre-assembled sprinkler systems The Style AB1 Bracket can be used with Series AQB Braided Systems (FM Approved) for suspended or hard commercial ceilings and is available in 24- and 48-in. lengths. The AquaFlex product line offers fast and dependable installation, durable performance, and is cost-effective for maintenance and retrofit applications.
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.