Details about contracts awarded, and other industry news.
Troy, Mich.-based FISHER/UNITECH announced an extension on its "No Engineer Left Behind"
retaining program. The program is designed to help displaced engineers and
designers re-enter the marketplace with a more competitive posture.
Vernon, Conn.-based EMCOR
Services New England Mechanical was named one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut by the Hartford Business Journal and Best Companies
Il.-based Schirmer Engineering has formed a Health Care Practice Group to serve
hospital owners, and the architects and engineers that design healthcare
New York City-based Thornton Tomasetti won the American
Council of Engineering Companies of New York Platinum Award in the structural
systems category for the firm's work on The Ruth and Raymond
for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia.
Milwaukee based- A.O. Smith
Corp acquired Applied Energy Recovery Systems from Norcross, Ga.
Milwaukee based- Cleaver-brooks , will open an assembly facility in Shenzhen, China.
The new facility will enable Cleaver-Brooks to expand its sales in the Chinese
market by offering eco-friendly boilers.
Chicago based- SmithGroup has
been selected to design a new Cancer Research Building
for Louisiana State
campus. The seven-story, 100,000 sq ft facility will support space for 35 principal
investigators and a interdisciplinary biosciences laboratory for clinical
Everett, Wash.-based Fluke
Corp . acquired Hawk IR International , based out of North Yorkshire, United
Kingdom. Hawk IR will operate as Hawk IR International under Fluke Electronics
Richmond, Va.-based Hankins and Anderson
Consulting Engineers completed the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Overseas
Buildings Operations building in Geneva,
Hankins and Anderson used an innovative air cooled chiller system and Magnetic
Levitation to chill the building. Hankins and Anderson's vice president and
project principal, Benjamin Lilly , PE was incharge of the project.
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.