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San Francisco Offers to Buy PG&E Grid

If accepted, deal would lay foundation for municipal utility in the Bay Area San Francisco has made a $2.5 billion offer to buy Pacific Gas & Electric’s grid assets within its city limits, the most concrete step yet from cities, counties and public agencies served by the bankrupt Northern California utility to lay claim to […]

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Hurricane Dorian

Electrical workers around the country team with funding efforts to provide Dorian aid In response to the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian, Atlantis, Paradise Island and Brookfield Asset Management (“Brookfield”) announced last week a $3 million pledge to benefit Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Electrical workers from around the country are traveling to the Dorian-affected […]

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Piqua Electric Closes

Ohio shop closes after 60 years of success in the Dayton area As a Texas company celebrated 75 years in the business over Labor Day weekend, another, similar business was forced to shutter its doors in small town Ohio, over a thousand miles away. Piqua Electric, of Piqua, Ohio, a town of about 20,000 people […]

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Foiled By Tin

Two major steel manufacturers forced to lay off workers again Steelmakers U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal both announced layoffs this past week in response to a tin shortage. ArcelorMittal “temporarily” laid off 100 workers, which is around 13% of its workforce, at its tin-plating facility in Weirton, West Virginia August 20. The Luxembourger company had no […]

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Rocket City: On the Hunt for Mars

Marshall Space Flight Center will usher in Artemis program NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined August 16 by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce that location’s new and prestigious role in leading the agency’s Human […]

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Craig Wire Adds Coppex Assets

Georgia magnet wire manufacturer obtains machinery, resources EA has learned of an important acquisition in the wire industry just in time for the CWIEME Expo: Craig Wire Products of Douglasville, Georgia has acquired the magnet wire assets of Coppex Power Technologies in Montreal, Canada. The newly obtained manufacturing resources will be relocated and installed in […]

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The Answer? A.I. Meets Motor Repair

An A.I. startup focused on plant machinery just got a hefty donation BlueRidge.AI doesn’t use spaces in its title. Perhaps that’s because it doesn’t have time to waste. In the AI/IoT company’s applications, eliminating every second of downtime is the top priority. It should find its efforts more feasible in the near future after receiving […]

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TPS Reports

…to Sager Electronics now. Take that, Bill Lumbergh. Sager Electronics, the Middleborough, Massachusetts distributor of electromechanical and power components, is set to acquire Technical Power Systems (TPS), a specialist in the production of custom battery assemblies headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Illinois. Sager announced the acquisition in a June 27 press release. Although […]

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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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Business Briefs Galore

Boeing/GE/Amazon deal, Schneider Electric, PG&E’s future, and more So a struggling industrial giant, a 747, and Jeff Bezos all walk in to a bar… I tend to agree with Al Root’s assessment of this mega-deal. It sounds like a cheesy joke, and it could only happen in Paris. General Electric, Boeing, and Amazon struck a […]

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