Tank-type gravity toilets
Sloan Valve's Gravity Series 9000 toilets offer another water-saving flushing option for light commercial installations.
Sloan Valve's Gravity Series 9000 toilets, available in single- and dual-flush models, offer another water-saving flushing option for light commercial installations. The Gravity Series 9000 product line includes one 1.6/1.1 gpf dual-flush toilet with a flush button on top of the tank and two single-flush models: a 1.28 gpf single-flush toilet and a 1.6 gpf toilet with the option of a left- or right-hand trip lever. Gravity Series toilets initiate a quiet, powerful gravity flush with a siphon jet flushing action. The high-efficiency toilet models enable light commercial customers, such as small office buildings and retail stores, to save 30% on water usage compared to standard 1.6 gpf toilets. Plus, the 3-in. valve opening on all of these commercial-grade toilets allows for improved performance due to the increase in flow rate. These floor-mounted vitreous china toilets have elongated bowls available in ADA and standard height.
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.