Siemens sets new warranty standard
Siemens Industry includes three-year warranty in low voltage power distribution portfolio.
Siemens Industry Inc. has announced that it will be the only electrical distribution product manufacturer to provide a three-year warranty included as standard on its lighting panel, power panel, busway, and switchboard product lines as part of its new C3 Customer Confidence Certification program.
By setting a new standard for electrical distribution products, Siemens is lowering the total cost of ownership while increasing the overall value its customers receive.
The new C3 Customer Confidence Certification program is automatically included with the purchase of a wide array of Siemens electrical distribution products; there are no fees or sign ups required. As part of the C3 Customer Confidence Certification program, the three-year standard warranty from shipment doubles the industry-standard 18-month warranty and covers all Siemens factory-assembled P1-P5 power panels, SB1-SB3 switchboards (including factory-installed Access power meters and TVSS), and Sentron busway that ship after Oct. 1, 2009.
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.