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Plant Closings

Oregon transformer firm on the brink with 110 jobs on the line As many who follow manufacturing news closely know, plant closings are a regular occurrence. Electrical Apparatus tries our best to keep you posted on all of them. With the hopes that we can make most of these newsletters encouraging, and not depressing, we […]

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Survival of the Fitbits

New startup joins the fray of expanding IoT market Since the inception of the Internet of Things, industrial companies rushed en masse to produce products that can connect workplace machinery in the era of the cloud and smartphone. The resulting subsection—the Industrial Internet of Things (iIOT)—is already home to products from familiar companies: Ludeca, Dynamatic, Flowserve, Regal […]

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Boeing Green

Hybrid planes for commuter flights said to be cleaner, cheaper Hybrid vehicles appear to be sincerely on their way from novelty to norm. Electric motors on aircraft are not entirely new, but the concept has yet to make real headway into the commercial market until this latest projection. Boeing’s mega-plant in Everett, Washington (the largest […]

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Mitchell in Nest

Wisconsin-based company wins award for bringing jobs home Mitchell Metal Products, of Merrill, Wisc., received the first National Reshoring Award on Thursday, given in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufacturing back home to the United States. The award, given by The Reshoring Initiative and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), honors “a company that has […]

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Underwater Drones

Submarine robotics company expands geographic reach Aquabotix, an emerging underwater robotics company based in Fall River, Massachusetts, announced the addition of four new distributors to its global network September 25. The partnerships aim to help support the company’s global expansion and sale of its underwater robotics products, which include some science fiction-level stuff. The company ‘bots […]

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Elon to the Rescue?

Tesla CEO says he wants to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid from scratch Elon Musk continues to evoke pondering over whether he is human or an aspiring superhero. In his latest installment, Musk publicly stated interest in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s demolished electrical grid from the ground up—using solar energy—in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The […]

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EPA Repeals CPP

Official rollback seen as huge win for coal as renewables regroup This decision is one that most American citizens saw coming. Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday the official proposal for repeal of the Clean Power Plan. The plan which was a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s environmental efforts against climate change […]

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Cass Appeal

Minnesota machining company rebrands and revamps Cass Screw Machine Products, LLC, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has announced the renaming of the company to Cass Precision Machining. The company also launched a new website, it announced in a press release October 3. Cass produces precision machined parts for OEMs throughout the USA and internationally. It has […]

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Siemens Activity

German giant has an especially active week Last week saw major maneuvering from companies such as ABB and General Electric, two giants who serve manufacturers and tech industries alike. Perhaps that has made others inclined to follow suit. Siemens has had an especially active week. The German engineering conglomerate most recently turned heads early Thursday […]

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A Legend Dies

Emerson’s Knight was known for ferocity and remarkable streak of earnings An executive legend of the electric motor industry passed away September 12. Charles Knight, known to many who worked with him as “Chuck”, was known for his ferocity in management and a remarkable streak of earnings for Emerson Electric. When he was named CEO […]

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