Record attendance at CWIEME Chicago

This year’s Coil Winding, Insulation, and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition (CWIEME) Chicago welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across North America. Held September 30 – October 1, CWIEME Chicago grew by 40% this year with more than 45 new suppliers in the motor, generator, transformer and energy sectors. The two-day show at Chicago’s Donald E. […]

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PEARL certifies first electrical reconditioning technician

The Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League’s (PEARL) Technician Certification program certified Adam Tappe, a 22-year veteran at National Switchgear, a Lewisville, Tex., provider of power distribution equipment and services, as its first Level 1 electrical reconditioning certified technician. Tappe began as a shop technician in 1993 before moving to sales, where he works today. “By taking the PEARL technician […]

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Industrial supply distributors and manufacturers see growth in September

The October ISA Economic Indicator Report (EIR) from the Industrial Supply Association showed that business expanded at a faster pace in September than in August. “The ISA Distributor Index increased from 65.1 in August to 76.8 in September, while the ISA Manufacturer Index improved from 59.0 in August to 60.5 the previous month,” said Bryon […]

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November EA preview: Stop the Spam

Fast Forward in the November issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine will tackle that pesky problem in your e-mail known as spam. Spam is unsolicited, in other words “unwanted,” messages that are sent in large quantities. The individuals who send spam are known as “spammers” who deliver nearly identical messages to a vast list of recipients. Also […]

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B&K Precision donates lab equipment to California college

B&K Precision, a Yorba Linda, Calif., manufacturer and distributor of precision test and measurement instruments, has outfitted the test benches in an electrical and computer engineering lab at Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) with all new, state-of-the art equipment.  The company’s donation will benefit more than 500 students each year at BCOE through the technical hands-on training […]

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PTDA adds eight new members

The Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA), a Chicago-based association for the industrial power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distribution channel, recently welcomed eight new member companies: Distributor Member Intech Bearing Inc. (Houston, Texas) is a distributor of bearings, belt and chain drives, clutches and brakes, linear motion products, and PT accessories. Learn more at http://www.intechbearing.com. Manufacturer Members Bervina […]

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TE Connectivity acquires Measurement Specialties, Inc.

TE Connectivity (TE), a Swiss manufacturer of electrical connection products for the industrial and energy industries, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Measurement Specialties, Inc. Measurement Specialties, a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems, offers a broad portfolio of sensor technologies including pressure, vibration, force, temperature, humidity, ultrasonics, position, and fluid, […]

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OSHA launches national dialogue on hazardous chemical exposures

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today that it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. The goal of this public dialogue is to give stakeholders a forum to develop innovative, effective approaches to improve the health of workers […]

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Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award recipients announced

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the U.S., has announced the recipients of the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award honors members of Congress who demonstrate support for policies that “enhance the ability of U.S. manufacturers to succeed in the global economy.” In the 113th Congress, 278 senators and representatives earned this distinction. […]

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CWIEME Expo photos

Look for more photos and a post show review in the November 2014 issue of Electrical Apparatus.   

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