One for the books

Machine tool orders reach 20-year high The largest three month total since April 1998! Manufacturers are cheering October’s record breaking order revenue for manufacturing technology: $467 million in October boosted the Q3 three-month total to $1.6 billion. Equally impressive, the year to date total of  $4.5 billion year-to-date is up 24 percent from 2017’s corresponding […]

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First Class

Rockwell veterans program helping skills gap after 1 year On November 10, after three months of hard effort, Manpower Group and Rockwell Automation celebrated the first military veterans to graduate from the companies’ training school, the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, and secure high-paying jobs in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. The 12-week program launched in August […]

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Family business turns 100

ACE Equipment Company is celebrating its centennial 2019 will be a big year for the Herans of Cleveland, when their family owned industrial equipment manufacturing company turns 100. The ACE Equipment Company was established in 1919 by  George and Nina Sherrer In 1962, Bob Heran, husband of George and Nina’s daughter Jean Sherrer, took over the business. In […]

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Motor mount magic

A new patent for Overly Hautz Overly Hautz Motor Base Company, a manufacturer that has made fabricated motor bases and rails for more than 80 years, is announcing its latest achievement: US Patent 9,973,056, entitled “Motor Mounting Assembly and Method of Manufacture.” The new mechanism adds additional ease of use, increased durability and reliability to O-H’s line […]

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Elsie Dickson Barks, 1923-2018

Remembering our publisher & co-founder Elsie Dickson Barks, Publisher Emeritus of Electrical Apparatus magazine and co-founder of Barks Publications, Inc., died at her home in Chicago on December 7, 2018, at the age of 95. Mrs. Barks was born November 26, 1923, in Masterton, Ohio, the daughter of Dr. Harry Ellis Dickson and Faye Pryor Dickson. She attended […]

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Honey’s Home

Honeywell moves headquarters Manufacturing mammoth Honeywell is moving its headquarters from North Jersey to…North Carolina. Continuing a trend of American manufacturers moving their bases out of major cities due to tax benefits, Honeywell will relocate to Charlotte. The company said around 750 employees will remain at the Morris Plains, N.J. location, which was prime real […]

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Original Recipe

Kentucky’s EMI moving to new location in Henderson A long-running motor shop in Kentucky officially moved into a new facility. Electric Motors, Inc., of Henderson, Ky., has been at it for nearly 70 years. 2018 has seen the company make its biggest move…without leaving the American town it occupied for that period. The ribbon-cutting pictured […]

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Siemens’ Big Play Potential

Selected by Boeing for automation; SGRE signs large Russian contract In less than a week to start December, Siemens has inked deals with Boeing and Ruselprom. The company is living up to its reputation as a “major player in the industry” or “industry leader”…all the phrases we tend to see in press releases but that […]

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One Million EVs

Milestone for sale of the American electric car Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.) hosted a summit November 30 to recognize a historic time for the electric vehicle. Not long after Europe reached the threshold of one million electric cars on the road, the United States followed suit. That mark was reached some time in late […]

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Beloit-Tightening

Regal to sell drives & systems business Regal Beloit announced that it agreed to sell its highly engineered drives and control systems business (Regal Drive Technologies) for an undisclosed amount. The other party to the transaction is an associate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Regal Drive Technologies is primarily engaged in manufacturing starters, engineered controls […]

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