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Texas Pride

A 94,000 square foot facility will provide jobs for the Houston area The Houston metropolitan area appears to be flourishing. In the latest job-creation news from the region, Texas Injection Molding announced February 11 it will build out 94,000 square feet of industrial space for its new production facility in Houston. More work for Houston […]

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Transformation on Track

ABB’s 2019 results show a resilient, versatile company weathering the storm ABB has been through the storm, weathered the storm, at the eye of the storm…pick your meteorological phrase. Executive shuffle, repurposing of businesses and branches, mergers and acquisitions—all have occurred at the Swiss-based tech-industrial conglomerate during the chaotic decade that was the 2010s. Through […]

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A “Five-Alarm” EV

Original LAFD vehicle will begin street rescues next year The Los Angeles Fire Department will help continue the electric vehicle wave after purchasing an all-electric, emission-free fire truck from Austrian manufacturer Rosenbauer this week. LAFD signed on the dotted line for $1.2 million dollars. The Rosenbauer model—said to be the first of its kind—is what […]

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Sorry, Just Venting

A little HVAC/R therapy to even out your Thursday temperature Following our AHR Expo item from last week—but preceding the full show report in the March issue of EA—we’re here to keep you up to speed on news from the HVAC/R world. HVACR in our March issue! Multipage @AHRexpo report, inside @alabamapower & @bevillstate's “One […]

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Open Source: Grid Defenders

LF Energy, Alliander formulate a shield for the IoT to combat cyberattacks LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project charged with accelerating the decarbonization goals of the energy and electricity sectors through open-source technology, announced its latest project, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), February 6. GXF is a scalable and technology-agnostic industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform […]

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So Long, Indy

Diamond Chain Co. plant to end 102-year run Timken will shut down its Indianapolis plant, which employs 240 workers, within the next two to three years, the company told its employees Tuesday. The recognizable building is the Diamond Chain Company’s original facility, which opened in 1918 in downtown Indianapolis. Timken purchased the company in April […]

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Laron Joins OTC

Second Arizona outfit in as many months acquired by growing service provider Ohio Transmission Corporation, the industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering in the southwestern U.S., the companies announced January 21. Laron’s headquarters in Kingman, […]

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Fraximum Exposure

“Electric fracking” sees its first major contract, in Texas Baker Hughes debuted the term “electric fracking” to scattered mockery almost a year ago. The industrial conglomerate was referring to a new project in Texas’ Permian Basin, one of the world’s most sought-after oil sites. A lot of commentary focused on the undesirable title for the […]

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Danfoss Acquires Eaton’s Hydraulics Unit

Amalgamation of two European industrial giants creates potential powerhouse In an amalgamation of two European industrial mammoths, power management company Eaton announced in a press release January 21 it has entered into an agreement to sell its hydraulics business to Danfoss A/S, the Danish industrial company, for $3.3 billion in cash. The deal combining Dublin-based […]

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Copper thieves

Thefts around the country call attention to an ongoing problem Copper wiring can be sold as scrap, so public infrastructure can an attractive incentive for thieves.  When the theft is from a farm, utility, or transportation system, there’s also the possibility of collateral damage of repairs, downtime, and unpredicted service disruptions. Here is an assortment […]

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