Volume water heaters
Mighty Therm 2 boiler by Laars combined with 80-gal storage tank
The Mighty Stack volume water heater by Laars combines the Mighty Therm 2 boiler with an 80-gal storage tank resulting in 199, 300, and 399 MBH sizes fueled by natural or propane gas. With less than 10 ppm NOx emissions, the sealed-combustion Mighty Stack offers 83% thermal efficiency and meets low lead requirements. This light commercial product is designed for apartments, restaurants, hotels, laundries, schools, and businesses. Key assets include its small footprint, a removable upper boiler section for easy handling, common venting, and up to 50 ft of Category I or III venting. Thanks to the rugged steel cabinet, the Mighty Stack can be installed inside or outside. Standard components include tank aquastat, pressure-relief valve, hot surface pilot ignition, and an integral induced-draft fan to allow for either horizontal or vertical venting.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey