Trimble acquires BIM software company
With the purchase of QuickPen International, Trimble is offering an expanded line of BIM software tools for HVAC and other industries.
QuickPen provides BIM products for HVAC, mechanical construction, plumbing, and other industries. The company’s software products include estimating, CAD, fabrication and asset tracking tools. Its 3-D CAD software helps users produce detailed HVAC ductwork and piping models.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.