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Bowling for Green

Could famously divided Ohio actually agree on renewable energy? Despite its recent resemblance to some sort of bitter sports rivalry, politics doesn’t have an offseason. It doesn’t even have an off-day—government shutdowns notwithstanding—and the recent turn of the calendar ushers it into more heated, contentious territory. With that comes jockeying, partisanship, and grandstanding, but that’s […]

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Dynamatic Hires New CEO

Gary Steinhart to lead DSI/Dynamic In a significant move in the drives and controls sector, Gary Steinhart will take his resume down Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. Drive Source International (DSI)/Dynamatic has named Steinhart its new CEO and President, the company announced recently. An “accomplished and high-energy senior executive who has worked in diverse markets,” Steinhart […]

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Tragedy in Illinois

Terminated worker at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora open fires in warehouse A terrifying incident at an Illinois valve manufacturing facility last week may cause manufacturers to rethink their managerial and security practices. Five victims were killed and six others wounded—including five police officers — in a shooting at an Aurora industrial complex February 16, […]

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A New Normal

A progressive EV startup manufactures from a small Midwest town While Tesla seems to have somewhat hit its apex, countless electric vehicle manufacturers vie for the throne. One of them is doing while simultaneously helping to revitalize the town of Normal, Illinois. That company is Rivian Automotive. Rivian’s brain trust resides mostly in California—Battery, Electric […]

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Was that really an electrical fire?

Determining the cause of a fire has never been an exact science According to the National Fire Protection Association’s 118-page 2018 report Electrical Fires, an annual average of 45,210 home fires and 16,076 non-home fires during the period 2010-14 involved “electrical failure or malfunction,” resulting in combined property damage of $2 billion and more than 400 deaths. Some form of arcing was blamed for almost half […]

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T and D Drone Options

High flying repair in the utility sector A new resource is available for utilities, offering a chance to integrate a downtime crusher (albeit using a controversial technology). As interest in drone technology increases, companies are swooping in to capture the market. ABJ Drones, an FAA, CAA, and ISO approved organization that provides consulting services, cites drones […]

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EMCW lines up classes

The schedule is in The Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo has announced its lineup of classes, to be held conjointly with the EMCW Expo and the Electric Wire Processing Expo, all taking place at Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center, May 8th – 9th, 2019 Four courses are planned over the two day period. Please note, schedules are […]

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The Brain is the Aquifer

2019 AWWA annual conference schedule released One of the premier water conferences in the world is set to go again, as AWWA prepares for its 2019 iteration, ACE19, approaching this June in Denver. All events will be held at the Colorado Convention Center. Registration opens Sunday June 9, when workshops and the first session of […]

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VOTW: First Recycled Electric Vehicle

The Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management organization at KU Leuven is taking the saying “waste not, want not” to the next level with the introduction of Project Demeter’s electric vehicle made from recycled materials. Check out their video here:

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Motion Industries’ latest move

Distributor to acquire Axis automation and robotics   It’s a deal! Motion Industries, Inc., has agreed to acquire Axis New England/Axis New York (“Axis”) in a move that will expand Motion’s Automation Solutions Group. In the announcement press release, Motion president Randy Breaux described the move as part of his company’s strategy to increase automation products […]

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