Right in the Midst

IPS opens new Des Moines location Integrated Power Services (IPS), the North American contributor to the service and repair of electric motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission components, has expanded its operations with a new warehouse and field service office in Des Moines, Ia. The facility addition brings the IPS service network to 28 locations […]

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Put Up Your Dukes

Environmental lawsuit competes with groundbreaking project for utility Strategic sweetener or coincidence? Or the everyday shuffle of news—both good and bad—for one of the country’s largest utilities? Whatever the case, Duke Energy dominated Wednesday and Thursday with polarizing headlines: the negative being a lawsuit and public outcry over its coal ash practices, the positive being […]

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Atlanta Supply Auction

USESCO (ATL) closing after 30 years, auctions supplies Atlanta-based electrical wholesaler U.S. Electrical Supply is closing its doors after more than 30 years and will be selling its remaining inventory in an auction, the date of which has been pushed back due to hurricane-related weather in the southeast. The original two-day auction was set for September […]

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Aftermarket Alliance

Electric Machinery Co. (WEG) teams up with Cotter and Axis Electric Machinery Co., Inc., of Minneapolis, a member of the global industrial group WEG, has entered an alliance with two U.S. providers of electromechanical services. The first, S.T. Cotter Turbine Services, Inc., of Clearwater, Minn., is a provider of services, maintenance, and repair of industrial […]

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Hurricane Updates

Unprecedented storm season affecting electricity across the map Texas, Louisiana slowly recovering from Harvey. This weekend will mark a full month since Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas and parts of western Louisiana. Though the lowlands in those regions are no longer inundated, clean-up is an ongoing and difficult process. Shermco Industries—based in Dallas but with three […]

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Balkan Express

Essex expands magnet wire branch to Eastern Europe Essex Group Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind., announced Monday it plans to expand its round magnet wire and winding wire manufacturing capability to Eastern Europe. The new greenfield plant will be located in Serbia and provide global OEMs with the same magnet and winding wire Essex makes at […]

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Home of Deep Pockets

Home Depot to pay $5.7 million for selling recalled products The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced August 30 that Home Depot has agreed to pay a $5.7 million civil penalty for selling and distributing previously recalled consumer products. The hazards posed by the recalled products include, but are not limited to, fire hazards, laceration hazards, and electrocution […]

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Atlas Copco’s New Lineup

Dewatering market is point of emphasis for wide-ranging company Atlas Copco, the Swedish-based industrial company, continues to expand its pump offerings with a new line of over 30 heavy-duty, high-capacity pumps. The company’s foundation is construction and mining equipment, with compressors, generators, and assembly systems contributing to large portions of sales as well. Since a […]

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The Ideal Acquisition

114-year-old company saved after being set to shut down A dependable mainstay of Ohio’s electric repair market—in business for over a century and slated for shutdown this past May—has been saved by new ownership. Ideal Electric Company, formerly owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, announced Wednesday it was acquired by a privately held […]

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Renew-a-Brew

Anheuser-Busch signs major deal for wind power project in Oklahoma Next time you drink a Budweiser, you can feel even more refreshed. Not only will you get the cold, carbonated taste of the King of Beers; but also a buzz of gratification by knowing the company supports the environment, as Anheuser-Busch now does in droves. The St. […]

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