Archive | Direct and Current RSS feed for this section

Sulzer Activity

Swiss company moves headquarters to UK, makes acquisition Electromechanical service company Sulzer has set up new headquarters in Hungerford (UK) as of this week. The company also announced in a press release Wednesday that it acquired a pharmaceutical delivery company. Sulzer signed a binding agreement to acquire Simcro. Simcro is the market leader for pharmaceutical […]

Continue reading

Finnish’d Ferry

Century-old transport boat gets electric upgrade Finland’s oldest ferry, “The Fori”, is going electric. The Fori was born in 1904 as a steam-powered boat, then equipped with diesel engines in 1955. It is now being relaunched as the country’s first all-electric vessel, reports BBC news. Turku, a city of about 200,000 on Finland’s southern shore and […]

Continue reading

Worth the Price

Ametek adds Mocon for $182 million Ametek, Inc. has added a diverse, but potentially pivotal, business to its portfolio in Mocon…and the $4 billion electromechanical devices conglomerate felt a heightened bid was worth the price for it. Founded in 1963, Minneapolis-based Mocon makes laboratory and field gas analysis instruments for research laboratories, production facilities and quality […]

Continue reading

Entrepreneurs Give Back

Rommel Electric owner donates $5.5 million Owner David Rommel of Rommel Electric Co., based in Eden, Maryland, has achieved quite a lot since taking the reins from his father in 1976. He now owns engineering and construction companies with his surname, not to mention a Harley-Davidson outfit and a string of ACE hardware stores. Hence, […]

Continue reading

‘Reluctant’ Delivery

Nidec, UPS team up for new fuel cell delivery trucks Two companies that have spent the last decade reinventing themselves are teaming up for an extra-efficient delivery process. Nidec Motor Corp. is providing the switched reluctance motors for UPS’ new fuel cell delivery trucks. Motors of this variety, popularized by major manufacturers in recent years for […]

Continue reading

In Memoriam

Remembering two professionals from our industry August “Augie” Sunnen, 96, of Chatham, Ontario, died April 25 at Meadow Park Nursing Home in Chatham. Mr. Sunnen was the proud owner of Sunnen Products Ltd., of St. Louis, also operating the Canadian division, Guspro Inc., which was established in 1932 and distributed and manufactured Sunnen honing products for over 50 […]

Continue reading

Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

Continue reading

Fear the Engineer

We’re talkin’ about PRACTICE. What do a Swedish-American engineering whiz and a former professional basketball player have in common? Nothing, until now. NBA Hall of Famer and career dissenter Allen Iverson would have taken issue with this one. So would any devoted engineer, making this likely the first time ever that a controversial, retired point guard and […]

Continue reading

Bosch Sells Unit

Bosch sells motors and generators unit to China; announces earnings Speculation and rumor. They even permeate the world of motors and generators…at least when it comes to multi-million dollar business deals. Just over a month ago, Motherson Sumi’s billionaire owner Vivek Chaand Sehgal hinted during an interview that he was considering a purchase of Bosch’s motors […]

Continue reading

Conflicting NRGs

Company’s shake-up and identity crisis  Barry Smitherman, one of two newly appointed directors at NRG Energy, has called climate change “a hoax” in the past. He’s now in position to make major decisions for a company with significant renewable energy investments on hand. So goes the ideological crossroads facing the second largest power company in the […]

Continue reading