Huntair, ClimateCraft reach accord on patent suit
Under a new agreement, ClimateCraft will license Huntair's existing patents related to Fanwall's fan array products.
ClimateCraft Inc. and HUNTAIR Inc. have settled pending litigation and entered into an agreement under which ClimateCraft will license HUNTAIR’s existing patents related to FANWALL.
ClimateCraft’s fan array products allow for fans to be turned off for safety, repair, and maintenance purposes. The company states that the fan array products are not designed to turn individual fans on and off for the purpose of improving fan array efficiency, and the firm does not recommend turning individual fans on and off for the purpose of improving fan array efficiency.
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.