ABB reports strong order growth in 2nd quarter

ABB, has reported “strong order growth, stable revenues and a significant increase in cash” from operations for the second quarter of 2014. The lower operational EBITDA margin mainly reflects ongoing project-related challenges in the Power Systems (PS) division. Orders of $10.6 billion were 14% higher (13% on a like-for-like basis) compared with the same quarter in […]

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ISA Manufacturer Index up while Distributor Index falls

The Manufacturer and Distributor Indexes moved in opposite directions for the second straight month, according to the July ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association. ISA is a Philadelphia-based association for members of the maintenance, repair, operations and production (MROP) supply chain, representing nearly 1,000 companies worldwide. The ISA Manufacturer Index rose from […]

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Advanced Energy selected for motor repair pilot program

Advanced Energy, a Raleigh, N.C., technical and engineering services firm, has been selected by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, to assist in the development of an accredited motor repair pilot program. Advanced Energy will be responsible for identifying and certifying four motor service centers across AEP Ohio’s service territory, demonstrating that the motor […]

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Manufacturing technology orders down in May

May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $351.93 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 10.0% from April and down 17.5% when compared with the total of $426.40 million reported for May 2013. With a year-to-date total […]

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Shermco honored by Irving, Tex. mayor at Newsmaker Reception

On Monday, June 30, Irving City Council members and local civic and business leaders gathered for the quarterly Newsmaker Reception where Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne honored Shermco Industries, an Irving, Tex., provider of electrical equipment and power distribution systems maintenance and repair, and other local “newsmakers.” The reception, held at the Byron’s Banquet Room […]

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EASA Show Day 2

The EASA Convention is not just about the show floor. Informative technical sessions take place every morning. Here’s a look at a session on mergers and acquistions, and another on troubleshooting generators: y Bill O’Leary

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EASA Dinner & Entertainment

Complete EASA coverage in the August 2014 issue. Look for more photos throughout the show!

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EASA Show Day 1

The first day of the EASA Convention and Exhibition at Hynes Convention Center in Boston has come to a close. The city was represented well on the show floor with booth themes that included the Red Sox and sea food. Check back for daily updates on this lively show -Bill O’Leary

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NAED releases disruptive technologies research

The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) Education & Research Foundation announced the availability of a new report, The Path to Disruption: Innovative Technologies & the Electrical Distribution Industry, that takes a practical look at the economic and industry implications for seven disruptive technologies. Based on a 2013 survey of NAED members, this whitepaper provides possible […]

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