Electric water heater
The Gold series of electric water heaters from A.O. Smith features an economy mode to allow for customized setback periods for every day of the week. A large LCD mounted on the front access panel provides detailed temperature information and indicates the elements being energized during a heat cycle. The redesigned control access door allows easier access to all interior components and elements.
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.