Contracts awarded, and other industry news
Chloride North America , a subsidiary of Chloride Group PLC , has acquired Houston-based Custom Power Inc . Custom Power is a supplier of secure power solutions and maintenance services to the oil and gas, petrochemical, energy, and industrial sectors in United States and South America.
Orlando, Fla.-based Mechanical Services Inc. (MSI) has been awarded a contract to upgrade the HVAC and plumbing systems for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Florida Hospital in Orlando.
Sparta, Wis.-based Multistack announced a new business division, Maglev Retrofit Solutions . This contractor-based division of the modular chiller manufacturer will focus on bringing the MagLev compressor and control system to older, less efficient existing systems.
Cleveland-based River Electrical Sales was launched by Andy Drellishak. Drellishak, a 13-year veteran of the electrical industry, left Adalet to broaden his product offerings and to expand his service area.
New York-based Syska Hennessy Group Inc. has been awarded a contract to design the building systems and architectural lighting for a new Life Sciences Building on the campus of University of California, Los Angeles. The 175,000 sq ft building would meet the university's goal to provide a state-of-the-art research facility.
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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.