Lima’s 95th

A longstanding Ohio armature shop celebrates a milestone In 1923, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge both sat as President. The New York Yankees played their first game in the original Yankee Stadium. Warner Brothers film studio was established in Hollywood. The first issue of Time Magazine was published. Equally significant, in our eyes, Lima […]

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Generally Energy

GE unloads $1B energy assets portfolio to Apollo The changes continue at General Electric, and there appears to be no end in sight. It seems like we alternate every other week reporting something major from the once-revered, now-questionable industrial giant. This week’s portion: energy assets. One billion dollars worth of which were unloaded as GE […]

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Manufacturing Optimism

Only problem: tackling skills gap becomes even tougher Optimism among manufacturers hits a high again in the latest quarterly survey of the sector. Slightly more than 92% of U.S. manufacturers responding to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers say they are either “somewhat or very positive” about their companies’ outlooks, a record high. […]

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Reaching the Summit

Student manufacturing summit breaks attendance record at IMTS ’18 The Smartforce Student Summit at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago Sept. 10-16, attracted a record number of attendees, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology. “The growth that we’ve seen in registrations at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 is a […]

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Precision Expands

Birmingham location will house Coil & Rotor, High Voltage divisions Precision Coil and Rotor, the industrial service company dedicated to the manufacturing and rebuilding of component products for rotating electrical machines up to 13.8 kV, is expanding its high voltage division, the company announced in an October 17 press release sent to Electrical Apparatus. Precision […]

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Sponsored Content: New EA advertiser opportunity

Barks Publications, Inc., publishers of Electrical Apparatus magazine and its supplements, is excited to announce that we will be offering sponsored content as an advertising opportunity of which our print advertisers can take advantage and allowing them to share their white papers and technical work in their own words. The sponsored content will be published […]

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Hurricane Michael

3rd most powerful hurricane ever to make landfall on U.S. mainland Another dangerous hurricane hits the U.S. mainland this week, as Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday night, hitting the Florida panhandle with winds just 2 miles per hour shy of being a Category 5 storm. As is customary with storms of such degree, evacuations were […]

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American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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College Training For the Factory of the Future

National Science Foundation’s simulations using automation, IoT Three American universities, all of whom have excellent credibility in the fields of engineering and technology, are organizing a platform to prepare students for the factories of the future. Researchers from Purdue University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Indiana University—supported altogether by a $2.5 million grant from the […]

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TransDigm Acquires Esterline

Aerospace, motors and generators companies to combine in $4B sale In a major business brief, aerospace and defense company TransDigm Group Incorporated (Cleveland, Oh.) and Esterline Technologies Corporation of Bellevue, Wash., announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TransDigm will purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of […]

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