Tempels of Zoom

Company known for its steel moving into German EV market Tempel, the Chicago-based producer of electric steel laminations for motors, generators and transformers, announced July 7 the opening of a new office for sales, strategic planning and engineering in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The new office opens with the intention of giving Tempel a platform to explore its […]

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Motion Scoops Numatic

Acquisition adds more automation experience Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., announced today the acquisition of Numatic Engineering, the Los Angeles-based robotics company. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1st, according to a Motion press release sent to EA Thursday. Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has sixty years of experience selling and supporting […]

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FBI Raids Plant

Feds take boxes from wastewater treatment facility in Terre Haute, Ind. Wastewater treatment plants have emerged in recent years as a reliable client for motor repair businesses, but most of us never thought one would also be the site of an FBI raid. Saddle up, because Wednesday’s “extremely random until we find out more” headlines included […]

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Robotics Team Missing

Six members of Burundi team may have voluntarily fled to Canada A team of six high-school age students was reported missing following a national robotics competition that took place in Washington, D.C., this week. The FIRST Global Challenge 2017, held Sunday through Tuesday of this past week, included six members of the Burundi robotics team […]

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North by Northwest

Onward and upward for an internship program in Washington state Northwest Motor Sales & Services, is raising two birds in one nest: addressing the skills gap and providing options for young adults in difficult situations. The Longview, Wash., motor shop has recently engaged with a program from Goodwill Industries and Workforce Southwest Washington that provides internships […]

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Sie Change

Siemens begins two major ventures for the future Siemens’ CEO Joe Kaeser announced in the fall of 2016 that the company would harbor a cautious approach in the coming year. So much for that. While Kaeser was mainly referring to mergers and acquisitions, its now clear he was playing a strategic hand of sorts. A […]

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N.H. Plant Scare

Fire, explosion at plastics plant force evacuation; no one hurt Merrimack, N.H., Fire and Rescue teams were called to the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Plant on Daniel Webster Highway at around 6:30 AM on Monday for a report of an explosion and fire in the plant, according to reports online. A machine reportedly exploded in the rear […]

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Focused on STEM

Virginia camp for minority STEM learners The drive to make sure women are deservedly represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields extends all the way to early teenagers. In at least one case, it also enfolds another righteous initiative of making sure minority students aren’t overlooked. FOCUS, a girls’ summer camp held June 26-30 […]

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Helwig Brushes Up

Company makes strategic organization changes Helwig Carbon Products, Inc., the Milwaukee-based supplier of carbon brushes and holders for electric motors, announced Wednesday of several strategic changes in their organization “to position the company for growth and to better serve customers.” Citing changes in the industrial marketplace and the electric motor and generator markets, Helwig ushered […]

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Handy Delivery

GrubHub founder’s next project: home repair service The same people who commoditized online food delivery are back with a similar idea in an altogether different realm. Mike Evans, one of the founders of the mega-popular online food delivery platform GrubHub, has jumped back into the game with Fixer, a parallel idea for the home repairs market. […]

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