Expanded motor line
Baldor expands Super-E motor line
Baldor Electric Co. recently added additional designs to its Baldor Reliance Super-E line of premium efficient motors. Baldor Reliance Super-E motors will be available in almost any configuration for specific applications. In addition, Super-E efficiencies meet or exceed NEMA Premium efficiencies followed by most electric utilities and meet or exceed levels required by the Energy Independence and Security Act, which will go into effect in December 2010.
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.