Contracts awarded, and other industry news.
Baltimore-based Danfoss moved its North American
headquarters to Baltimore
Crossroads@95 , a new 1,000-acre, 46,200-sq ft facility. The building meets U.S Green
Building Council's LEED
for Commercial Interiors certification. Additionally, Jorgen M. Clausen ,
Danfoss chairman of the board and former CEO, received the Cleantech Pioneer
Award at the Cleantech Forum XXII in Copenhagen,
Clausen received the award for leading the strategy to minimize the consumption
of raw materials and energy in the manufacturing process.
Danbury, Conn.-based Belimo
Americas will move into a new energy efficient building in Sparks, Nev.,
which will provide a real-life showcase for the company's own energy-saving
products. The new facility will be responsible for final assembly and
distribution of valves and actuators.
Washington, D.C.-based USGBC and its president, CEO, and
founding chairman, Rick Fedrizzi , were recognized with the National Building
Museum's 2009 Honor
Award . The award acknowledges leadership on environmental issues and the
significant accomplishments made in improving sustainability within the built
Mississauga, Ontario-based EllisDon Construction launched a
set of consulting services for the construction industry designed for
consultants in sustainable buildings, risk management, ICT, and HR.
Los Angeles-based American Council of Engineering Companies of California
will honor Rick Richmond , CEO of the Alameda Corridor-East Construction
Authority , with the 2009 "Engineering Achievement Award" . The award recognizes
leaders who achieve significant progress on the largest infrastructure projects
in the region while facing daunting fiscal and engineering challenges.
Bradenton, Fla.-based GE
Security Inc . announced its EST3-Sixty Mass Notification/Emergency
Communications (MNEC) solution is the world's first MNEC system to achieve the
UL new mass notification standard.
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.