Maintenance product catalog
Featuring more than 183,000 facility maintenance products, the catalog previews tools for applications spanning from power transmission to fleet management.
The company’s 2008 catalog features more than 183,000 facility maintenance products, a 44,000-item increase from last year’s edition. The new catalog includes: 4,000 power transmission products such as bearings, couplings and belts; 9,000 raw materials products such as metal, plastic and rubber; 4,200 fleet maintenance products such as lift equipment and battery chargers; and 30,000 gap-fill products across all product categories including plumbing, electrical and material handling. In addition, the catalog debuts a private-label professional cleaning supplies brand that includes degreasers, disinfectants and soap dispensers.
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.