Finalist in Electrical Distribution in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
The Model III Package Unit Substation from Schneider Electric was designed for renovation or new construction of healthcare facilities, data centers, and industrial environments. The 48-in. deep, 90-in. tall, 62.75- to 74.75-in. wide unit weighs less than 8,000 lbs and is suitable for tight spaces. It provides continued service by isolating outages faster, with substations located at each load area. New load areas can be added without affecting the substation, and front-accessible units can be installed against a wall or in a corner without de-rating. Each transformer has been built to all UL safety requirements.
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.