Motion Industries to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby it has agreed to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T), headquartered in Euclid, Ohio. Consummation of the transaction is expected to take place in early September 2015. LEA&T specializes in custom-designed abrasive systems as well as distribution of […]

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Video of the week – snakebot!

Tesla Model S Robotic Snake Charter automatically moves out from a wall and connects to charge your EV.   Read more at GizMag

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Sulzer CEO resigns

Sulzer, the Swiss manufacturing and engineering company, announced the resignation of CEO Klaus Stahlmann yesterday, with the company announcing that he “wishes to explore other opportunities outside Sulzer.” A company spokesman told Bloomberg news that the resignation was not connected to job cuts or to a takeover offer by its largest shareholder, Renova Group. Stahlmann was […]

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AMT president concerned about US manufacturing

Good news, or bad?  The Association for Manufacturing Technology recently compiled its financial results for the month of June, reporting a 4.6% increase from the previous month. This, however is down 13.2% from last June’s totals of $409.68 million, a distinction made clear by the balanced words of AMT president Douglas K. Woods. “This monthly […]

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Republic Steel cited by OSHA

Republic Steel, of Canton, Ohio, a specialist in hot rolled coil steel with nine locations across three states and Canada and sales of more than $1 billion annually, was cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration on Aug. 7 for three repeat violations and eight more serious violations. The citations contained in the […]

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Schneider Electric releases 2nd quarter financial results

Schneider Electric, the French energy and power company, has released its 2nd quarter figures for 2015, including revenues, organic growth, net income, and 2015 half-year totals.  The period ended on June 30th. A 9.8% year-to-date increase in revenues was reported, but this included a 0.9% decrease in organic growth. Net income was down 12%, but […]

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Sing, swim, and study – 2015 NECA Convention headliners

The National Electrical Contractors Association, which bills itself as the “voice of the electrical construction industry,” has chosen three voices to spearhead its annual convention, to be held October 3-6 this year in San Francisco. Educational pioneer Sal Khan, long distance swimmer Diana Nyad, and singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins highlight the convention’s guest list this year, […]

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Superior Essex responds to Chattanooga tragedy

Magnet wire manufacturer and distributor Superior Essex Inc. released a memorandum on July 17th acknowledging that the gunman responsible for the fatal shootings on two Chattanooga Marine installations that occurred the previous day had indeed been a former employee of their company. The press release was titled as a memorandum and issued directly by the […]

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Beth Keser combines MacGyver and girl power to encourage women in STEM and Engineering

What can you do with a pair of batteries, wires, gum, and a window fan? Before the show MacGyver aired in 1985, these materials would be limited in their creative use, but now the show that inspired tinkering and future engineers has inspired a possible TV pilot for women in technology and STEM. Beth Keser, principal engineer […]

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ABC’s BattleBots has support from the welding and motor industries

It’s great and all that robots can help assemble complex machinery, but it’s even greater when they fight! ABC’s BattleBots showcases such battles on Sunday nights at 9 P.M./8 P.M Central. This series follows a group of tech-minded competitors who design and operate remote-controlled armed and armored machines. The machines are designed to fight in an […]

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