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Hacklogged

Def Con security convention tests cybersecurity If you’re worried about the increasing dangers of hacking, this event wasn’t for you. An 11-year old boy hacked into an imitation voting system in Florida, the latest empirical evidence of the dangers of cybersecurity. In Florida, a state with specific experience in the frailty of ballot structure, a […]

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Puerto Rico Powered

PREPA says island is finally out of the dark Officials in Puerto Rico declared Wednesday that the country’s power grid was officially, fully restored. PREPA (Puerto Rica Electric Power Authority), the country’s only power provider, made the claim it has restored power to all of its 1.5 million customers. The island has gone without power […]

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Meggers Become Choosers

Big acquisition brings two powerhouses together in Megger, Baker Megger Group Limited will purchase the Baker Instrument business from SKF Group, it announced today in a press release. This marks significant growth for Megger; as it acquires one of the more prominent companies in electric motor and rotating machine test and condition assessment in Baker. […]

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Allies in Making

The Alliance for American Manufacturing As far as associations go, the Alliance for American Manufacturing is as important as any in present day. With manufacturing at one of its most crucial points, this organization can be a valuable resource for those trying to find new jobs, learn about new technologies being integrated, and new skills […]

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Recoiled

In a shocking announcement, CWIEME Chicago has been canceled this year One of the most widely attended trade shows in the electromechanical industry will not take place this year as originally scheduled. CWIEME’s Chicago event, which was slated to run from October 2-4 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., this year, has […]

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Grand Salt Lake

H&E rental equipment grand opening in SLC September 6 H&E Equipment Services Inc., announced the relocation of its Salt Lake City branch to newly constructed facilities on the city’s South Avenue back on May 21st. After a summer of shining everything up, the grand opening of the  facility will take place September 6. The new […]

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Beamer Bracketology

First mass-produced metal part manufactured by 3D printing We covered in this newsletter last week how 3D printing, with all its enormous potential, has reached a crucial juncture of safety, rights, and ethics now that it has become possible to make weaponry using the technology. This week, it’s back to the bright side of the […]

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GE: Trust The Process

Despite headlines, it’s not all bad for General Electric You might have seen that General Electric just laid off over 200 workers from its GE Power branch in Schenectady, NY. Perhaps you noticed July 30, when GE Digital, a promising standalone cousin created in 2015, announced it would be selling off its assets. Possibly you’ve […]

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Leaders of the Pack

Looking for a new trade show? PACK could whet your thirst for novelty Looking for a unique trade show to attend? The two-for-one combo provided by PACK EXPO International (Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago) could be a great place for both a change of scenery and flip of the idea light bulb. PACK, […]

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Railcar Repairs

A manufacturing fixture is revamping a repair operation in Illinois Railroads helped the country develop as it spread westward—we know this. In the Midwest, particularly, a network of the earliest freight and passenger routes began to crisscross the landscape in the 1850s. One key junction was Danville, Illinois, where a railcar manufacturing facility was just […]

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