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Sulzer Acquires Brithinee

Euro powerhouse teaming with American leader Swiss-based electromechanical powerhouse Sulzer announced it has acquired Brithinee Electric, one of the leading independent electromechanical service provider in Southern California, on Tuesday. Last year, Brithinee, located in Colton, Calif., recorded annual sales of about $10 million with a workforce of 46 employees, according to a press release sent […]

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Beating the Timer

Recognizing change, Midwest Timer works with Lectro to get a jump Midwest Timer‘s acquisition of Lectro demonstrates how a company that knows its product is going obsolete can save its business. Midwest manufactures electromechanical timers in western Michigan. These instruments are used in home appliances. The company didn’t want to admit its once-essential product was […]

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Air Taxis. Yep.

Midtown to JFK: Six minutes, 36 dollars A startup named Lilium said at an aircraft maintenance and repair conference last week that it believes its services are nearly employable. Frank Stephenson, Lilium‘s founder and a former Ferrari designer and engineer, claims the company’s small electric planes are functional and basically ready to hit the market. […]

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Roll Out the Mountain Tarp

Multi-use company offers novel electric motor applications Looking for new applications for electric motors? Possibly, new markets to appeal to, in terms of repair or distribution? Consider flip tarp systems, which are often powered by smaller electric motors ranging from 1.1 hp up to 250. Flip tarps are used in the paving and construction industries, […]

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Optimatics Joins Suez

Water infrastructure company to help digital transition To help in its transition to all-digital infrastructure, a major player in the water industry has enlisted the services of Optimatics, an annual WEFTEC exhibitor. Following the acquisition of a minority stake alongside Emerald Technology Ventures in 2017, Suez acquires the entire share capital of Optimatics via Suez […]

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Lima’s 95th

A longstanding Ohio armature shop celebrates a milestone In 1923, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge both sat as President. The New York Yankees played their first game in the original Yankee Stadium. Warner Brothers film studio was established in Hollywood. The first issue of Time Magazine was published. Equally significant, in our eyes, Lima […]

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Generally Energy

GE unloads $1B energy assets portfolio to Apollo The changes continue at General Electric, and there appears to be no end in sight. It seems like we alternate every other week reporting something major from the once-revered, now-questionable industrial giant. This week’s portion: energy assets. One billion dollars worth of which were unloaded as GE […]

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Precision Expands

Birmingham location will house Coil & Rotor, High Voltage divisions Precision Coil and Rotor, the industrial service company dedicated to the manufacturing and rebuilding of component products for rotating electrical machines up to 13.8 kV, is expanding its high voltage division, the company announced in an October 17 press release sent to Electrical Apparatus. Precision […]

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American Axle & Manufacturing

Detroit company shows off new tech in Europe October’s International issue of Electrical Apparatus continues to highlight industry stories from every corner of the world. This week, we found another great example of a homegrown company from the United States’ own Motor City—a longtime manufacturing hub—flexing its new muscles by preparing for an overseas show […]

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TransDigm Acquires Esterline

Aerospace, motors and generators companies to combine in $4B sale In a major business brief, aerospace and defense company TransDigm Group Incorporated (Cleveland, Oh.) and Esterline Technologies Corporation of Bellevue, Wash., announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TransDigm will purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of […]

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