September 3 Southland Industries update: Rough testing began, major equipment placed, condenser water system flushed
Rough testing has begun in hospital basement, Level 1; all major equipment has been set in place; the condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP.
As of Sept. 3, 2013:
- Rough testing has begun in the hospital basement, Level 1, and all floors of the North Clinic
- All major equipment has been set in place throughout the project, air handling units are being connected to the hydronic systems in preparation for temporary air conditioning
- The condenser water system is being flushed and passivated in the CUP, Chilled water loops are being tested throughout the project in preparation for flushing.
- Southland Industries recently celebrated the safety milestone of going 500+ days without injuries at Ft. Hood.
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.