Fire alarm network
Operating nearly 40 times faster than its standard platform, the high-speed NOTI-FIRE-NET, manufactured by Notifier, is a high-tech fire alarm network. Using the system allows buildings to use multiple alarms and MNS over a single network, resulting in complete monitoring control. The system is designed for facilities and campuses of all sizes, and its scalability allows for easy expansion and reconfiguration.
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.