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India Under Storm

Severe electrical and dust storms proving fatal during monsoon season Nearly 100 people have been killed by severe dust storms, triggered by an electrical storm during another fatal monsoon season in India. Housing collapses, lightning strikes, and now the influx of dust have combined to create a deadly and dire situation. In some areas, the […]

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Mother of nVention

Pentair Electrical is now nVent Pentair Electrical has completed its spin-off into a singular company, and subsequently changed its name to nVent. Following its separation from the parent company of Pentair, nVent will become a $2.1 billion global company that provides enclosures, electric heat tracing solutions, complete heat management systems and electrical and fastening solutions. […]

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Recycling innovator going to prison

E-waste entrepreneur to spend 15 months in jail  The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a 15 month prison sentence for Eric Lundgren. The 33-year old e-waste innovator is well known for his projects which utilize discarded electronic parts for high-tech purposes, including an electronic car that went further than a Tesla on […]

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Schneider bets on India

The country’s biggest M&A deal of the year Schneider Electric SE has announced that it is buying the electrical and automation business of India’s Larsen & Toubro. The purchase is a $2.1 billion deal (140 billion rupees), which makes it the most expensive M&A transaction in the Indian market in 2018. Schneider is partnering in […]

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Welding outside the boat

Smart student makes a motor stand for river rescue boats As reported by Brent Bader in the online newspaper My Web Times, a 17-year old high school junior from Streator, Illinois, has put his welding skills to work on behalf of the local fire department. Thanks to his energy and ingenuity, with a big assist from […]

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Accidents Mark Electrical Safety Month

An alarming start to the month of May As the Electrical Safety Foundation International heralds its annual National Safety Month as an opportunity for “understanding the code that’s keeping us safe,”  there have been multiple reports of serious and significant accidents caused by electrical failures.  Among them: Downtown Chicago: Three Chicago Transit Authority workers injured […]

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Alabama pickup

Flanders acquires Alabama Electric Motor Services Pursuing its seemingly insatiable drive for expansion, the privately owned FLANDERS company has added another jewel to its crown of acquired motor businesses. The recently announced acquisition of Alabama Electric Motor Services increases the number of Flanders’ Regional Service Centers and field offices to 18, including outposts in Australia, Africa, […]

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Downturn updates

Many more plant closings than we like to see February closed with reports of factory shut downs across the country. In Lacey Township, New Jersey, the nation’s oldest nuclear power plant is closing its doors more than one year ahead of schedule, in October. Oyster Creek Generating Station has been active since December 1969, and […]

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Carrier’s cozy deal

No bid $2.5B gov’t contract awarded to UTC The most recent news from world of Carrier appears to only muddy the waters further. Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, recently received a $2.5 billion injection of federal funding, according to multiple reports, by way of one of its subsidiaries. UTC Aerospace Systems—Carrier’s cousin, if you will—was […]

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Baldor no more

Call it ABB from now on Say goodbye to familiarity. Well, not entirely, since ABB is one of the more recognizable names in the industry…but don’t expect to hear the name ‘Baldor’ as much anymore. The familiar motor maker’s parent company, ABB, will take over the namesake beginning in March. ABB announced it will integrate […]

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