Details about contracts awarded, and other industry news
Peachtree City, Ga.-based Cooper Wiring Devices announced that it has been certified as Complete Control Partner with Universal Remote Control (URC). The Complete Control Partner Program certifies that URC’s automation products can be seamlessly integrated with Aspire RF wireless lighting control devices.
Aurora, Colo.-based Merrick & Co . expanded its fuels & energy group. Merrick also appointed Bart Carpenter and Greg Heuer as senior technical specialists in the newly expanded fuels & energy group.
Norwalk, Conn.,-based EMCOR Group Inc . announced that its Trautman and Shreve subsidiary received a contract to install the mechanical and plumbing systems for the Vestas Wind Turbine Tower Manufacturing Campus in Pueblo, Colo.
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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.