Manufacturing company joined Offshore Technology Conference
Thomas + Betts/Kopex took part in the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston to highlight area cable management
Thomas + Betts/Kopex International (CMG), a manufacturer of electrical conduit for hazardous environment applications, was part of the Thomas + Betts exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 2 to 5 in Houston.
Kopex International’s Kopex-Ex metallic and non-metallic electrical conduit systems are designed for the hazardous environments in the oil and gas industry, such as offshore installations and petrochemical refineries. Among the component parts available from Kopex-Ex are glands, topping plugs, thread converters and accessories, while Kopex-Ex products are compliant with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the United States and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) International certification (Class I, Div. 1 and Class II, Div. 2), and the European Union (EU)’s ATEX directives and the International Electrotechnical Commission’s IECEx certification (Exe, Exd and Extd), among others.
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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.