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Switch’d Up

Finnish PM generator manufacturer teams with Yaskawa division PM generator manufacturer The Switch is now officially the Yaskawa Environmental Energy Division. With global responsibility in selected areas of wind, marine, and turbo/industry applications, the Helsinki, Finland-based company views the rebranding as a good foundation to continue focusing on its mission to electrify the world with […]

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A Unified Drive

A South African motor repair service defies the odds Unidrive Electric Motors has scored another major achievement with its appointment as the official repair and service center for Zest WEG Group’s low voltage motors division in South Africa. It is another symbol of credibility for a company that has defied the odds over the past […]

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Generators to Gardens

Two important bills signed Wednesday regarding energy in New Jersey New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several legislative initiatives on Wednesday to advance the state’s clean energy goals, including a controversial bill that would subsidize the continued operation of nuclear power plants. The new nuclear law, which could cost about $300 million a year, establishes […]

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Winnebagoes Electric

Iconic RV company announces launch of zero-emissions platform with Motiv Winnebago Industries, Inc., the Forest City, Iowa-based recreation vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of an all-electric/zero-emission commercial vehicle platform through the Company’s Specialty Vehicles Division. In conjunction, the company synonymous with the RV also announced a strategic partnership with Motiv Power Systems, Inc., a […]

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On The Rails

GE and Wabtec combine forces on transportation Wabtec Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric. The combination will make Wabtec a Fortune 500, global transportation leader in rail equipment, software and services, with operations in more than 50 countries. Under the agreement, which has been […]

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Century Mark

Fraba Group turns 100, celebrates growth with earnings The Fraba Group, pioneers of electric control systems and encoders, turns 100 this year. The Holland-based company with U.S. headquarters in Hamilton, N.J., gets to celebrate with strong recent financial growth. In 2017, turnover increased by 21 percent over the previous year, with total sales revenues of […]

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Extra Potential

Exro, Potencia teaming up for motor and generator efficiency projects For American ‘reshoring’ advocates, this one might seem like a tough loss. Two major presences in the world of high-efficiency electric motors and generators have linked up, and their pipeline arches just over both U.S. borders. Exro Technologies, of Vancouver, B.C., has announced an industrial […]

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Fighting the Fire

24/7 monitoring for potential fire threats across utility’s service area In preparation for the 2018 wildfire season, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has opened its new Wildfire Safety Operations Center in San Francisco. The center, which will be staffed 24/7, will monitor potential fire threats across PG&E’s service area in real time and coordinate […]

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Tekwell’s Addition

Tennessee shop adds ultrasonic cleaning unit Tekwell Services announced an important new addition Tuesday. The company has purchased a new custom-designed Stoelting Lewis Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit to enhance Tekwell’s in-shop electric motor repair service offerings for customers, it said in a press release May 15. This unit uses high frequency sound waves and a cleaning […]

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Renew School

Pop quiz: What do blockchain, dentists, and Utah all have in common? Answer: They all see potential in renewable energy. Also, here’s to hoping that’s the only time those three nouns have come together. Although I suppose it’s easily possible a dentist in Utah has invested in blockchain technology. Moving on… Renewable energy round-ups are […]

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