Diehard Fans

New industrial floor fans! Wait…in winter?  Ah, California. One of the few places in the United States with the luxury of marketing air conditioning products year-round. While a majority of the country is more likely to be scrambling for space heaters this time of year, one L.A.-area-based company is churning out a new line of […]

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Not Droning On

Utility drones are anything but boring Border States Electric of Fargo, N.D., announced an agency agreement with drone-maker eSmart Systems to provide the latter’s utility drone systems to customers in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. The two companies have been developing the technology for the utility and power generation industries for years. eSmart’s Thundercloud is […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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Siemens Cuts Back

Power and Gas, Drives Divisions affected; most cuts will occur in Germany Heads up. Siemens is making cutbacks, and about half of them will fall in its home terrain. The German manufacturing conglomerate announced early Thursday of 6,900 jobs to be cut worldwide. They come mainly in response to shifts in the energy, process industries, […]

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GE Gives Estimations

Staff cuts, divestment, and more: CEO Flannery announces GE’s new game plan General Electric delivered its expected overhaul Monday, a full makeover for a company with an illustrious history despite wave upon wave of recent tumult. New CEO John Flannery, who was named to the position August 1 in succession of Jeff Immelt and who […]

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Call It “Good P.R.”

Tesla, Sonnen initiate Puerto Rico grid rebuild  50 days after the onslaught of Hurricane Maria knocked out its already fragile power grid, Puerto Rico’s problems are far from over. At least half the island’s residents remain without power, and U.S. assistance provided by FEMA tripped on its first attempt when it was forced to cancel a […]

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October Occupation

About 261,000 jobs created last month; mildly short of expectations The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October jobs report November 3, with generally positive results demonstrating growth but falling slightly short of expectations from Wall Street. About 261,000 jobs were created in October, mildly short of the expectations set at 310,000. This comes after […]

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Honey Is Thicker Than Water

Honeywell, Xylem make bids for Evoqua; IPO closes Evoqua Water Technologies closed its $500 million IPO (Initial Public Offering) Tuesday along with a full exercise of underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. This closes its IPO at $18.00 per share, but by no means closes the door on a potential deal involving the water treatment […]

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Ashore from Singapore

Broadcom announces move back to U.S. soil, makes offer for Qualcomm Broadcom International, a well-known company that makes semiconductors with applications for industrial motors and drives, is the latest big name to move back to the United States. The company announced its intention to redomicile last Thursday; although it remains a little unclear as to […]

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A Bluesy Note

ABB to discontinue production in St. Louis; 120 jobs lost ABB announced Monday that it would discontinue production at its St. Louis facility, where power transformers are made, as part of a larger realignment to its power grid business. The Swiss engineering group’s Power Grids division has dropped by 9 percent in 2017, making it […]

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