POY Finalist: Containment bag
Finalist in Maintenance Tools and Equipment in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
The PIG Drum Containment Bag provides secondary containment and an easy way to hoist containers on and off a truck for convenient field-to-shop mobility. This product is UN-rated for solid hazardous materials shipments and helps facilities comply with shipping and storage regulations.
The bag features 6,000-lb capacity lifting straps—strong enough to support a fully loaded 55-gal drum—and can be easily loaded and unloaded using only a truck hoist. Its puncture-resistant, PVC-coated shell clips shut to keep rainwater out, and an abrasion-resistant bottom provides toughness for dragging purposes.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey