Danfoss receives refrigeration award
The U.K.-based Institute of Refrigeration recognizes Danfoss Turbocor Compressors Inc. founder Ron Conry for his contributions to the HVAC industry.
The institute awards the gold medal each year to someone who has made noteworthy, practical contributions to advance refrigeration and air conditioning technology. Conry and his team designed a centrifugal compressor that operates at high variable speeds, and is energy-efficient, oil-free, lightweight, quiet, and cost-competitive.
The international award has been sponsored for 32 years by J&E Hall International , a U.K.-based HVAC/R supplier.
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.