FEMA Fabricated Steel Grille
Greenheck’s new FEMA Model FSG-801 fabricated steel grille protects exterior wall penetrations on FEMA 361 or 320 compliant storm shelters or safe rooms. Fabricated of 0.25-in thick hot-rolled steel and designed with inverted V-style blades, Model FSG-801 allows high free area and very little airflow resistance while providing maximum protection against extremely high wind-load and wind-borne debris. Most frequently installed in front of louvers on the building’s exterior, the FEMA grille can be installed in a cantilevered position or in a flush/recessed mount configuration. Model FSG-801 has a UL Listed windstorm rated assembly, can withstand wind-loads up to 248 psf, and complies with ICC500 for large missile impact, which simulates a 15 lb. 2 x 4 traveling at 100 MPH.
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.