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Motion Industries announces organizational changes

Motion Industries, a Birmingham, Ala., distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, announced several key changes as part of the company’s organizational structure alignment. The changes were effective as of January 1, 2016. Randy Breaux assumed the position of senior Vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing. In this new role, he will […]

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Motion Industries acquires Moss Rubber and Equipment

Motion Industries, Inc. a Birmingham, Ala., distributor of bearings and mechanical power transmission products and wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Moss Rubber and Equipment Corporation. Moss Rubber and Equipment has been a supplier of quality industrial rubber products since 1965. It specializes in hose and […]

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Schneider Electric opens new manufacturing facility in California

Schneider Electric, a global manufacturer of energy management and automation products, today announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing location in Livermore, California. The facility will serve as a “West Coast hub” for the U.S. Services team, offering customer service for Schneider Electric’s local customers while also supporting the production of the company’s portfolio of […]

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Motion Industries to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool

Motion Industries, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, has entered into a definitive agreement whereby it has agreed to acquire Lake Erie Abrasive & Tool (LEA&T), headquartered in Euclid, Ohio. Consummation of the transaction is expected to take place in early September 2015. LEA&T specializes in custom-designed abrasive systems as well as distribution of […]

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ABC’s BattleBots has support from the welding and motor industries

It’s great and all that robots can help assemble complex machinery, but it’s even greater when they fight! ABC’s BattleBots showcases such battles on Sunday nights at 9 P.M./8 P.M Central. This series follows a group of tech-minded competitors who design and operate remote-controlled armed and armored machines. The machines are designed to fight in an […]

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August EA preview: Welcome to the cloud, your best solution for data storage

Look up – because that’s where all your information lives. For the past few years, cloud computing or its more popular label – “the cloud” – has been the home for data storage. “Fast Forward” will take a look at what the cloud can do for your business and what problems could arise from adopting this […]

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NAED Women in Industry Forum hosts record number of participants

The National Association of Electrical Distributors hosted its annual Women in Industry Forum in Denver June 23-25, and saw a huge turnout. This year 272 women attended the forum where they participated in educational sessions for their professional and personal development. There was a different approach to this year’s event. NAED introduced 17 college students from […]

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Crompton stock rises after electric motor contract

Crompton Greaves (CG), the Indian manufacturer of power transmission and generation products, is having a good week. Yesterday its parent Avantha Group Company CG signed a global supply agreement with French cement provider Lafarge for electrical motors. CG has been providing the cement industry with electric motors for various applications, including unique construction of slip-ring, twin drive slip-ring and double squirrel cage […]

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July EA preview: A community saves one of the few electricity programs in the U.S.

July is our annual training issue and this year will feature an article on the impact of a high school electricity program in Chicago. Last summer, administrators with Simeon Career Academy High School decided to cut its electricity program due to budgetary concerns and lack of interest. The program’s teacher, Latisa Kindred, along with the International […]

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EASA Show 2015 Day One

It may have been pouring outside but there was a party going on indoors at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Here’s a little taste of the first day on the exhibit floor at the EASA Show. Be sure to check out our upcoming August issue for full post show coverage.     […]

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