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Copper thieves

Thefts around the country call attention to an ongoing problem Copper wiring can be sold as scrap, so public infrastructure can an attractive incentive for thieves.  When the theft is from a farm, utility, or transportation system, there’s also the possibility of collateral damage of repairs, downtime, and unpredicted service disruptions. Here is an assortment […]

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EVs , cities and costs

Greenercars.org can help you calculate your car costs We tip our hat to Jim Gorzelany, Senior Contributor Cars & Bikes at Forbes – his January 14 article, “Here’s What It Costs To Run An Electric Car And Its True Environmental Impact In Five U.S. Cities” had our attention from the moment we saw the title. […]

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EMCW moves to Florida

February show will be co-located with Magnetics 2020 and Motor & Drive Systems 2020. Following the October death of Richard Duke, long-time president of the Electrical Coil Winding & Manufacturing Association (EMCWA), the organization has decided to relocate this year’s EMCW Conference and Expo to Orlando The show will be co-located with Motor & Drive […]

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Remembering Richard Duke

Known and respected throughout the electrical manufacturing industry We were saddened to learn via EMCWA (The Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association) that Richard Duke, who served as the association’s president, died October 21, 2019. In an obituary from the Eddy Funeral Homes, Dick is remembered as a man of many talents, who “pursued a […]

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Distributor M and A’s

Wajax, Wesco, Power Grid Component and Sonepar make major moves Lots of action from distributors this month! Here’s a rundown. Wajax acquires NorthPoint TS.  In a big move for NorthPoint Technical services, the company has been acquired for $18 million. Wajax’s announcement mentions NorthPoint’s skilled workforce and technical expertise as key incentives for the buy. […]

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Leadership moves

Changes at Elantas, Cerahelix and Grainger It’s a new year, a new decade, and new bosses at some of the industry’s most successful companies. At Elantas, Dr. Susan Graham is retiring after 15 years at the company and will be succeeded as President and CEO by Ravindra Kumar. Per the official news release: Dr. Graham has […]

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Big contract for Siemens Gamesa

The company has received a massive turbine order for Dominion’s Virginia Project Siemens Gamesa has been selected to provide offshore turbines for Dominion Energy’s 2,640-megawatt project off the coast of Virginia. Karl-Erik Stromsta, managing editor of GTM (Green Tech Media), described the deal as “not only among the largest offshore turbine orders in history, but […]

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Billionaire buy

Larry Ellison wants to buy his own grid from Hawaiian Electric.   The utility Hawaiian Electric brands itself as “one Hawaii,” but it may be less whole in a short while if a proposed agreement with Larry Ellison’s company receives necessary PUC approval. HI is exploring its possible sale to Ellison’s company Pulama Lanai, which […]

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End of the fuse box

New products from Span, Square D, and others may soon replace the boxes in our home closets “The home energy market is ripe for innovation,” writes Jonathan Shieber in Techcrunch, adding an obvious example: Fuse boxes haven’t changed in nearly 100 years and there are few startups looking to provide better ways to integrate and […]

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Electrocution in Cincinnati

Multiple safety failures blamed for tragedy   A dozen standards were ignored or not followed last June when LeRoy Garrison, 48, was electrocuted when installing a pole for a city crime camera.  Following an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, the City Of Cincinnati has been cited for the following violations: Employees were […]

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