November 1 Southland Industries update: Roughing-in Levels 2 and 5; temporary air conditioning; parking garages
Roughing-in systems on Levels 2 and 5; North and West Clinics being prepared for temporary air conditioning; CUP stream plant being finalized; three parking garages underway.
As of Nov. 1, 2013:
- Currently roughing in systems on Levels 2 and 5 in the hospital.
- The North and West Clinics are being prepared for temporary air conditioning with the house air handling units. The South Clinic rough-in is underway on Level 1 with all levels of structure and interstitial floors complete.
- The CUP stream plant is being finalized with the majority of the heat exchangers and specialty equipment bring set and connected over the next couple of months.
- All three parking garages are underway.
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.