POY Finalist: Cable protection system
Finalist in Safety in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Ultra-Sidewinder Cable Protection System protects cords and cables, reducing dangerous tripping hazards. Articulating pieces offer flexible design, including curves, corners, and s-curves, while maintaining a completely flat profile.
The system’s modular design makes it easier to reconfigure, repair, and replace segments, without needing to disconnect the cable. The installation requires no tools, and the assembled system (with cord) can be coiled for transport. The Ultra-Sidewinder system offers a fully customizable length—from 4.5 ft to an unlimited length.
UltraTech International, Inc.
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.