NRG Sells Assets

Company restructuring moves forward with sale of renewables business NRG, the power company with dual headquarters in Princeton, N.J., and Houston, Tex., announced specifics of its restructuring plan February 7. The company will sell a number of assets, including sale of its interest in branches NRG Yield and NRG’s Renewables Platform. NRG and NRG Yield entered into […]

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Preformed Windings

Preformed Windings to employ 85 at ‘Bama factory We have a confirmed head count for the jobs being brought to the new Preformed Windings (Sheffield, U.K.) facility in Alabama: 85. Preformed Windings Inc. confirmed via press release February 9 that it will open a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Alabama. […]

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Trolley Dodgers

Brooklyn trolleys, new and old The historic borough of Brooklyn announced in January that it is adding five new all-electric bus routes to its map, part of 10 total being debuted by New York City this year (the other five are in Midtown Manhattan). Some might think this is a new implementation, part of the […]

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Oh My Lord

LORD Corporation’s new company; cockpit controls LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, has announced a new brand for its portfolio of electromechanical products: LORD Electromechanical Solutions. As part of this new brand, LORD’s Fly-by-Wire Systems France (FbW) brand will transition to LORD Electromechanical Solutions the company announced in a press release Tuesday. LORD Electromechanical Solutions […]

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Spin Cycle

Whirlpool confirms layoffs; specifics remain murky Whirlpool’s namesake might represent the what’s happening to years of job security for employees at multiple locations: Down the drain. The washing machine manufacturer’s Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich., locations were confirmed to be in the process of layoffs as of February 2. The South Bend Tribune was […]

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SpaceX Launches

Most powerful rocket from a private company sent into space Tuesday SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket in operation on Tuesday. This is more than just sensationalism for a company that has a history of attracting big headlines. Also, for the many readers of Electrical Apparatus working for companies or shops with applications in the aerospace […]

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Bristol Clear Compression

BCI to partner with DHX Electric for HVAC/R applications Bristol Compressors International, the Virginia-based manufacturer, and DHX Electric Machines, Inc. today announced an exclusive global strategic partnership to develop new HVAC/R compressor technology leveraged by “ultra-high torque density” electric motors with patented micro-feature enhanced “Direct Winding Heat Exchanger” DwHX cooling system. Through this partnership, Bristol […]

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Eagle Eyes

A month for the birds It’s a good month to be an Eagle. Whether pulling off a climactic upset (see: Super Bowl 52) or just, you know, being the airborne symbol of America, eagles of both the proper noun and original varieties are in the February spotlight, and the latter is thanks to a New […]

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Solcon Joins Premier

North American distribution will be under new entity, Solcon Solutions Monroeville, Pa.-based Premier Automation has partnered with Solcon Industries to form Solcon Solutions. Electrical Apparatus spoke with Walter Dollard, managing partner of Premier Automation, on the partnership, which developed through the companies’ past experience together. “Solcon was looking to have more of a partnership with someone in the […]

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