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Sears Still Alive

New Lampert offer of $5B will face off against liquidation Jan. 14 Eddie Lampert, Chairman of Sears Holdings Corp., submitted a new bid for control of the iconic department and home improvement store chain Thursday. It is worth more than $5 billion, and would include his takeover of the company, according to a regulatory filing […]

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Harley Livewire

Harley-Davidson electric pre-orders available In the world of electric vehicles, cars are still paramount in market share. EV novelties, however, just keep getting more exciting, from semi trucks to scooters to motorcycles. Harley-Davidson promised us a model to challenge the forefront of electric hogs, and that release date is now upon us. The iconic American […]

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He Is An Engineer.

After a two-year legal gauntlet, Mats Jarlstrom is given his due Not only has engineer Mats Jarlstrom won his case, but he’s now officially changed a law that was admittedly…ridiculous. “I am an engineer” can now be said in the state of Oregon by anyone who considers themselves one. We reported on Jarlstrom first back […]

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Electro Static Hire

Matthew Laufik appointed to global sales manager Electro Static Technology, the manufacturer of AEGIS Shaft Grounding Rings based in Mechanic Falls, Maine, has appointed Matthew Laufik as Global Sales Manager, the company announced Monday. In this new role, Mr. Laufik (pictured below) will be responsible for the sales of AEGIS products to motor repair shops, […]

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Shutdown Ripples

How government organizations are handling the shutdown While two-party drama occupies the headlines of the government shutdown, various agencies and their employees are weathering its reality. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Interior are both stalled due to running out of carryover funding on December 28th. They won’t be operational again until the […]

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EV Does It

Motorcar Parts acquires EV powertrain, energy storage company Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., of Torrance, Ca., announced Wednesday it has acquired Binghamton, New York-based E&M Power. The acquisition reflects another company’s venture into the electric vehicle market, which seems to grow in scope every day—and in this case, also involves the growing energy storage sector. […]

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Emerson Marine Unit

Division will cater to port authorities, marine spares industry Emerson Bearing, the Boston-based bearings manufacturer for OEMs and maintenance, announced the formation of a new branch for marine applications. The company is not to be confused with the Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, a separate company known for its motors and generators. Both ‘Emersons’ […]

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FERC’s McIntyre Dies

Was praised for rejection to coal bailout plan, energy storage Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Kevin McIntyre died on Wednesday, according to a report from E&E News. He was 57 years old. McIntyre withdrew as FERC’s chairman in October, as health reasons had caused him to miss two monthly meetings. As FERC chairman, he led the commission […]

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NYC Blue

Transformer explosion in Queens turns the sky neon-blue A transformer explosion at a major utility in New York City made national headlines December 27, when the electrical surge at a Con Edison substation in the borough of Queens caused an electrical fire that turned the NYC night sky a vibrant, eerie shade of blue. Via […]

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#RepairLife

After natural disasters, the repair process deserves a hashtag A recent update from one of the busiest seaports in the world caught the eye of Electrical Apparatus writers. It wasn’t the most directly related item, but it shed a widespread light on just how extensive the repair process can be. More than six years following […]

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