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Mass Exodus?

Another Gowanda employee leaves after recent company sale Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance inductors and magnetic components for demanding RF and power applications, announced the retirement of its CEO, Donald McElheny, this week. McElheny spent 24 years of his career at Gowanda; he was instrumental in the strategic expansion of Gowanda’s products, […]

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Keep on Truckin’

Here’s one alternative method to handling trade show uncertainty The 2021 Truck Product Conference, one of the major events in the trucking industry, would’ve taken place today (and earlier this week). However, the show’s recent cancellation provides an interesting example of events being recalibrated due to reasons other than Covid-19 precautions. NTEA (National Truck Equipment […]

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Things Get Heated

OSHA unveils important new rules for temperature protection To combat the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors – the White House announced “enhanced and expanded efforts the U.S. Department of Labor is taking to address heat-related illnesses” September 20. As part of the White House’s interagency effort and commitment to workplace safety, […]

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Secure the Perimeter

(Of your CNC machines) Major automation companies are making efforts in retrofitting CNC Systems to safeguard against cyberattacks that are becoming frighteningly common. For one, Fanuc’s “Panel i Replacement Program” is able to upgrade out-of-date industrial PCs for faster, more reliable and more secure operations. Acra Machinery, the Australian manufacturer, has developed a parallel but […]

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Hi-Eff, High Demand

Company receives funding from big name construction company Initially viewed as a trend for startups, it’s becoming clear that high-efficiency motor manufacturers are actually seen as valuable to large industrial companies. This is likely for the many reasons the motor companies stated, which at first seemed like a revolving door of attractive, interchangeable adjectives: “lightweight, […]

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Sunshine in the coal fields

Dominion Energy is teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to transform the site of a former coal mine in Southwest Virginia into a 50 MW solar project. One of the first utility-scale solar projects on former surface mines in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia is being developed by an unusual partnership between Dominion Energy and The […]

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The world’s largest all-female factory

Ola Electric’s CEO Bhavish Aggarwal is excited about the co’s Tamil Nadu e-scooter factory, which will be run entirely by 10,000 females. In a blog post, Aggarwal presented the mission behind the idea: “This is the first in a series of initiatives we are undertaking at Ola to create a more inclusive workforce and provide […]

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Three industry leaders

The electromechanical industry lost three respected leaders this summer –  Michael G Pence, noted especially as the recipient of the 2013 EASA Exceptional Service Award …Jay Industrial’s founder Carl Jernigan … and Electrowind’s Stu Lamers. Additional information will be published as obituaries in the October 2021 Electrical Apparatus Carl Jernigan, 94, died peacefully at his Birminngham […]

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Three billion on the table

Manufacturers – having trouble hiring? Worried about a dearth of skilled workers? If your company could benefit from a tailored training program that would save or create jobs for you and your community — you just might be able to get one funded by the federal government. Here’s the deal – The Economic Development Association […]

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Mood Indigo

Over 200 farmers get payouts in carbon/agriculture program from startup Indigo Ag, a Memphis startup hoping to leverage nature and technology to unlock economic and environmental progress in agriculture, announced the first payouts of its flagship program today. The Carbon by Indigo participants, 267 paid growers, are some of the first to implement on-farm practice changes and provide […]

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