Safe HVACR contractors applauded
With its 2008 Safety Masters Club and Safety Award of Merit recognitions, Air Conditioning Contractors of America salutes contractors that focus on keeping workplaces safe.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced a number of recognitions for HVACR contractors demonstrating a commitment to fostering safe workplace practices. The association bestows its Safety Award of Merit upon member companies with the best lost-time incident rate record for 2007 in each of four categories.
This year’s recipients include:
* 0 to 40,000 hours: Controlled Conditions Corp., Chesapeake, Va.
* 40,001 to 100,000 hours: Energy Management Specialists, Cleveland
* 100,001 to 200,000 hours: Conditioned Air Inc., Macon, Ga.
* 200,001 + hours: Halco Inc., Phelps, N.Y.
In addition, the ACCA named several HVACR contractors to its Safety Masters Club roster:
* Bay Area Air Conditioning, Crystal River, Fla.
* Brady Services Inc., Greensboro, N.C.
* CHC Mechanical Contractors, Cookeville, Tenn.
* Coastal Heating and Air Conditioning, Annapolis, Md.
* Conditioned Air Corp., Naples, Fla.
* Conditioned Air Inc., Macon, Ga.
* Controlled Conditions Corp., Chesapeake, Va.
* Cooper Oates Air Conditioning, Sacramento, Calif.
* Energy Management Specialists, Cleveland
* Halco Inc., Phelps, N.Y.
* Hardesty Team, Oklahoma City
* Harrington Engineering, Rocky Hill, Conn.
* Hobaica Services, Phoenix
* Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning, Rochester, N.Y.
* Peaden Air Conditioning, Panama City, Fla.
* Thermal Concepts, Davie, Fla.
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.