RJA, Sako consolidate
Sako & Associates and Rolf Jensen & Associates consolidate global operations.
Effective immediately, Sako & Associates Inc. has been consolidated into the global operations of Rolf Jensen & Associates Inc. (RJA). Both are subsidiaries of The RJA Group Inc., a specialist in fire protection engineering and security consulting. Going forward, Sako’s security and emergency management services will be marketed to a variety of client types under the RJA brand.
Sako & Associates, founded in 1974, was acquired by The RJA Group in 2001. They have been involved in leading edge security and emergency management projects including the Navistar headquarters complex (Lisle, IL), the Denver VA Medical Center (Denver), the Kingdom Tower (Jeddah), Blue Cross Blue Shield facilities nationwide and American embassies throughout the world, to name a few of their thousands of projects.
The new RJA security group will continue to be based in Chicago.
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.