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EV Does It

Motorcar Parts acquires EV powertrain, energy storage company Motorcar Parts of America, Inc., of Torrance, Ca., announced Wednesday it has acquired Binghamton, New York-based E&M Power. The acquisition reflects another company’s venture into the electric vehicle market, which seems to grow in scope every day—and in this case, also involves the growing energy storage sector. […]

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Emerson Marine Unit

Division will cater to port authorities, marine spares industry Emerson Bearing, the Boston-based bearings manufacturer for OEMs and maintenance, announced the formation of a new branch for marine applications. The company is not to be confused with the Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, a separate company known for its motors and generators. Both ‘Emersons’ […]

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Starbucks, Exelon Go Green

Long-term agreement will use renewables at Illinois locations Constellation, an Exelon company and the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, has signed a long-term agreement with Starbucks to power more than 340 company-operated Illinois stores with 100 percent renewable energy produced by Enel Green Power (EGP) North America, Inc.’s HillTopper wind project in Logan County, Ill. […]

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Blackstone Forms Repair Division

BHGE subsidiary continues to expand in 2018 It’s been a while since a Canadian company has graced this newsletter. It just so happens this one is a familiar name; one that’s been here before. Blackstone Industrial Services, the Alberta-based rotating equipment services company, has expanded its role in support of its customers and BHGE for […]

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First Class

Rockwell veterans program helping skills gap after 1 year On November 10, after three months of hard effort, Manpower Group and Rockwell Automation celebrated the first military veterans to graduate from the companies’ training school, the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, and secure high-paying jobs in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. The 12-week program launched in August […]

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Honey’s Home

Honeywell moves headquarters Manufacturing mammoth Honeywell is moving its headquarters from North Jersey to…North Carolina. Continuing a trend of American manufacturers moving their bases out of major cities due to tax benefits, Honeywell will relocate to Charlotte. The company said around 750 employees will remain at the Morris Plains, N.J. location, which was prime real […]

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Original Recipe

Kentucky’s EMI moving to new location in Henderson A long-running motor shop in Kentucky officially moved into a new facility. Electric Motors, Inc., of Henderson, Ky., has been at it for nearly 70 years. 2018 has seen the company make its biggest move…without leaving the American town it occupied for that period. The ribbon-cutting pictured […]

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Siemens’ Big Play Potential

Selected by Boeing for automation; SGRE signs large Russian contract In less than a week to start December, Siemens has inked deals with Boeing and Ruselprom. The company is living up to its reputation as a “major player in the industry” or “industry leader”…all the phrases we tend to see in press releases but that […]

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Beloit-Tightening

Regal to sell drives & systems business Regal Beloit announced that it agreed to sell its highly engineered drives and control systems business (Regal Drive Technologies) for an undisclosed amount. The other party to the transaction is an associate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Regal Drive Technologies is primarily engaged in manufacturing starters, engineered controls […]

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Steel Dynamics

EAF flat roll steel mill to be constructed in U.S. Steel Dynamics, Inc., the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based manufacturer, announced Monday that its Board of Directors has authorized the company to construct “a new state-of-the-art, electric-arc-furnace (EAF) flat roll steel mill in the United States,” per a company press release. This is big news—even before it […]

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