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Shujinius at Work

Lighting pioneer wins energy award In our upcoming February issue, EA will take a detailed look at building efficiency—including the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and its LEED certification program. This program includes a number of different elements to foster green performance in both commercial and residential structures, including duct and insulation, envelope design, […]

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Speed Demons

ABB and Formula E partner for $15M motorsport sponsorship With its latest move, ABB has all the appearance of a company that’s in another lane. The Swiss conglomerate confirmed a sponsorship deal with Formula E, the first all-electric racing series, in a press release January 8. Reports project the deal to be worth around $15 […]

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When Booth Becomes Bunker

What happens when power goes out at a convention? All gadgeted up with nowhere to connect. That was the scene at CES on Wednesday, the handheld electronics convention that lost power right in the middle of its second day. The Las Vegas event is the largest consumer electronics show in the world, attracting about 184,000 attendees and […]

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In Motion

Birmingham distributor promotes three management execs Birmingham, Ala.-based Motion Industries, the distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries President and CEO, announced the following promotions: Randy Breaux was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing, Distribution, and Purchasing. The increased cooperation among […]

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More Than Motors: HVAC/R

Part One of a new series in EA exploring fields of expertise for electromechanical service professionals looking to expand HVAC/R service may represent an untapped opportunity for many service companies. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as the acronym goes, refers to the mechanics of maintaining an environment within established ranges of temperature, humidity, and […]

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The Fix Is In

On-site repair has always been important, but times are changing On-site repair has always been integral to plant and shop maintenance and business. However, in changing times, who does what—and how they do it—are changing as well. While traditional repairmen still make “house calls”, equipment end users in many industrial sectors are cutting back on […]

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Issues of Trust

A new study finds widespread worry about IoT data Common concerns are echoed in a recent report from Cisco about IoT usage and data security. The report confirms what many have gathered from their first 5~10 years of using the young innovation for their business. The Cisco study, entitled The Iot Value/Trust Paradox, contends that, despite believing that […]

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Nukes, Oil, and Gas

Revised tax bill, factory output show volatility in energy markets December 15 saw the release of a Congressional tax proposal with striking implications for all corners of the energy sector. The proposal, which is still subject to adjustments but a likely rubric of what’s to come, included incentives for electric vehicles and wind power and rectified […]

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Back Office Processes

TRI, Intellilink Seek Partner for BOP Reshoring Project The Reshoring Initiative and Intellilink are seeking a company to participate in a joint research project to confirm whether back office processes (BOPs) can be reshored competitively using local U.S.-based staff and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. If the project is successful, the participating company will achieve […]

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Irons or Woods?

Virginia Beach golf course set for manufacturing facility The subject of much community debate, a Virginia Beach area manufacturer of electromechanical batteries and military components is slated to build a new facility on a former golf course. Global Technical Systems, a Virginia Beach-based provider of advanced engineering solutions for the defense and homeland security industries, […]

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