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Dawn Misko Remembered

EASA Customer Service Specialist worked at the association for 20 years On April 4, we lost a wonderful person and recognizable face in the EASA community. EASA’s own Dawn Misko, a customer service specialist for 20 years, passed away at age 48, the association announced Monday on its Facebook page.

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ACS Catalog

Repair catalog designed for manufacturers now includes mobile site In an effort to keep the nation’s manufacturers operating at peak performance, ACS Industrial debuted its comprehensive mobile responsive website on April 3, featuring a repair catalog of 60,000 component parts which the company services. Industrial and commercial customers can search by part number or by […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Notre Dame Fire

Revered Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burns down In a shocking tragedy for Parisians, one of the most famous (and oldest) structures in Europe crumbled to the ground Monday after a fire started in the revered Notre Dame Cathedral. As of Thursday morning, questions remain as to whether the fire might have been caused by […]

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Engineering Expenses

Engineering most expensive field to teach, says new NBER research paper Recent examination by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the University of Delaware looked at the costs of universities teaching students in a variety of subjects to determine which was most the expensive and which was the […]

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InGrained in Stone

Grainger honored by University of Illinois The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering will become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, after consultation with the Chancellor’s Joint Advisory Committee on Investment, Licensing, and Naming Rights and […]

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Greener Harbours

Seafaring airline pledges to convert entire fleet to electric The world’s largest floatplane-only airline, according to CleanTechnica, Harbour Air will be the first seafaring airline to convert its complete fleet of de Havilland Beaver, Otter, Twin Otter aircraft and lone Cessna Caravan to electricity. These 41 vintage aircraft will be converted to reach a longer […]

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Durham Incident

Fatal gas explosion in N.C. forces authorities to consider recent statistics A major gas explosion in Durham, N.C. occurred yesterday. The blast was fatal, taking one person’s life and wounding at least 17 others. Durham’s mayor said city officials concluded the cause of the explosion was a contractor who breached a 2-inch gas pipeline while […]

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NEMA Updates

2018 updates to MG1 published in late March The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published 2018 updates to ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators. NEMA’s flagship Standard, MG 1 assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators, and contains practical information concerning performance, safety, testing, and manufacture of AC and […]

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When Automate Spring

Every other year, all things robotic take over McCormick Place in Chicago Automate 2019 was in motion this week at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Despite a breath of spring brought to Chicago to start off the week, the show also ushered back in some autumn weather. No matter—the quintessential robotics and automation show—which runs alongside material […]

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