POY Finalist: Battery care kit
Finalist in Manual Material Handling in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Battery Care Box puts everything needed for proper battery care together in one box. Because all forklift batteries contain sulfuric acid, MSDS information requires specific personal protection equipment for workers who service such batteries. This acid often escapes in normal use and can come in contact with workers’ skin or eyes if they are unprotected. This box contains tools, cleaning supplies, personal protection equipment, and even signage for making working with batteries as safe as possible.
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.