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40-Year Man

CEM Industrial’s Joe Guzy celebrates a long and successful career CEM Industrial Supply in Coldwater, Michigan. With a full line of fasteners and hardware showcased at the “front of the house”, this jack-of-all-trades business also does full service electric motor and pump repairs…and it doesn’t stop there. Rentals are available, as are specialty welding and […]

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He’s a Brickhouse

Eaton names new Electrical Systems president Power management company Eaton today announced that Brian Brickhouse has been named president, Electrical Systems and Services Group, effective July 1. Brickhouse will succeed Bill VanLandingham, who is retiring after 33 years of exceptional service. Brickhouse will lead Eaton’s teams that provide industry-leading global solutions, deep application expertise and […]

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ASSP: Safety 2018

New brand debuts this month with San Antonio show as highlight The world’s oldest professional safety society transitioned this month to a new brand that includes a new name, refreshed logo, redesigned website and rebranded social media channels. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), with more than 37,000 members worldwide, represents the many diverse […]

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All in the Family

Five employees retire from Dreisilker totaling 151 years of combined service For many of those in the electromechanical repair industry, Dreisilker Electric Motors of Glen Ellyn, Illinois outside Chicago is a familiar name. The family-owned business has a rich history in the Midwest and beyond, going back over 60 years. It is, simply, one of […]

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Power Controllers

3DFS plans ahead for grid distribution in a digital world In an effort to find a permanent solution to the historically nagging problem of electricity loss during distribution, 3DFS LLC has developed an innovative energy technology with unique capabilities. It is a computer system built with a combination of computer and power electronics roughly the […]

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The Advanced Class

An association fosters advanced energy’s progress over the last decade Alongside new companies designed solely to bring the energy grid in to the digital age, there are associations shouldering a greater portion of the energy efficiency load. Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), for example, is a national association of business leaders whose aim is making the […]

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GSR 2018 Renewables Report

178 GW of renewable power added in 2017; electricity leads way Renewable power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the heating, cooling and transport sectors–which together account for […]

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Shermco Partially Bought

Widup, other management to retain ownership positions Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced June 5 that it has acquired Shermco Industries—one of the leading independent providers of electrical testing, maintenance, and repair services in North America and a name that rings out in the electrical apparatus industry—from funds managed by Oaktree Capital […]

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Crimson Ties

OTC of Columbus acquires South Carolina service center Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, OH, announces the acquisition of Crimson Electric, Inc., a company located in South Carolina. Founded in 1954, Crimson Electric is one of the older electrical apparatus service centers in the Carolinas. The company specializes […]

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Man-u-facts

Sector continues to show resilience A sector once thought to be on its last legs continues to surprise. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that 24,000 manufacturing jobs were added in April. One specific indicator of growth came from The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index, which jumped to 34.4 in May from […]

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