Electrocuting a fully engulfed fire
Imagine the scary scenario: Flames halt firefighters trying to rescue a family inside a burning home.
Imagine the scary scenario: Flames halt firefighters trying to rescue a family inside a burning home. But a firefighter steps up to the flames, points a wand, and shoots a beam of electricity that opens a path through the flame for the others to pass and lead the family to safety.
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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.