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Batteries (And Insurance) Included

Oregon’s ESS, Inc. signs novel 10-year agreement with Munich Re A German insurer became the first company to offer long-term insurance on large-scale battery and energy storage, it announced last week. Munich Re, an insurance group based in the German city of the same name, signed a 10-year contract with U.S. battery manufacturer ESS Inc., […]

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Mersen Scopes a Record

Electrical equipment company chosen for largest telescope project Mersen, the manufacturer of electrical power equipment and advanced materials, has announced that it will be taking part in the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) project run by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), helping to complete the fifth and final mirror for this giant future telescope, which is […]

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3M Xcels

Another “campus” green-light, but this one could be bigger Renewable energy integration can be found in many forms these days. While state and city governments have been some of the most visible bodies to make significant green commitments, getting both thorough grid integration with large utilities and awareness and willingness from residential consumers can prove […]

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Electric Vehicles Get an Oncor

A Texas utility prepares for the EV invasion Texas’ largest utility, Oncor, just indicated a major preparation in its grid planning that is primarily to compensate for the impending influx of electric vehicles. Oncor, which serves more than 10 million people in the Dallas area, expects large EVs could be cost competitive with traditional gas-fueled […]

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Motor Repair Market

The latest report on the motor repair industry A new report from Dublin’s Research and Markets provides the latest breakdown of the motor repair and maintenance market, including the most profitable sectors, businesses, and valuation as of the close of 2018, while also projecting these variables for the next five years. The report, entitled Motor […]

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GE/Wabtec Drama

GE sells BioPharma life sciences unit; merges transpo with Wabtec General Electric is showing resilience yet again. The iconic company made serious noise with the assets sale of BioPharma, its life sciences unit, to Danaher for $21.4 billion on Monday, and then inked a merger of its transportation sector with Wabtec on Tuesday. Equally moving […]

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Food Safe Bearings

ABB launches new mounted ball line for food manufacturers In the food and beverage industry, equipment requires some of the most thorough maintenance. Failures due to water ingress, grease wash-out, and corrosion, as well as stringent health regulations and the effects of the cleaning chemicals this merit, are all regular headaches for food and beverage […]

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New President at Dykman Electrical

25-year man D.J. George started at a warehouse position. Now he succeeds its founder. A major industry move in this week’s edition comes from a reliable, respected company in Dykman Electrical. Dykman Electrical, the Boise-based and steadfast North American distributor, announced the promotion of D.J. George to its President this month. “After 25 years of […]

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Dynamatic Hires New CEO

Gary Steinhart to lead DSI/Dynamic In a significant move in the drives and controls sector, Gary Steinhart will take his resume down Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. Drive Source International (DSI)/Dynamatic has named Steinhart its new CEO and President, the company announced recently. An “accomplished and high-energy senior executive who has worked in diverse markets,” Steinhart […]

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A New Normal

A progressive EV startup manufactures from a small Midwest town While Tesla seems to have somewhat hit its apex, countless electric vehicle manufacturers vie for the throne. One of them is doing while simultaneously helping to revitalize the town of Normal, Illinois. That company is Rivian Automotive. Rivian’s brain trust resides mostly in California—Battery, Electric […]

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