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A Warm Embraco

Nidec incorporates HVAC/R aftermarket into its U.S. Motors structure Nidec announced what it considers “a step forward in its brand cooperation in the United States” this week, extending the line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) solutions it offers for the aftermarket segment. “The existing HVAC/R aftermarket U.S. Motors structure will now include the […]

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Forge A New Path

ForgeNow is looking for skilled trade workers, no strings attached A new initiative from Dallas-based skilled trades academy ForgeNow is working to reskill returning veterans, formerly-incarcerated adults and recent immigrants for roles in HVAC and electrical repair. The LLC, which has programs for HVAC, medical coding, and electrician prospects, was approved by the Texas Workforce […]

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Climate Control

Danfoss names new VP of sales for its Climate Solutions business in US and Canada Danfoss has named Vikas Anand as vice president of sales in North America for its recently formed Climate Solutions business segment. The fact that a pump manufacturer with a longstanding hard-industry presence has formed a “Climate Solutions” division is a telling […]

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Nothing Too Heavy

Memphis equipment company’s electric motor repair division acquired Howard Acquisitions, Inc., is prepared to do some Heavy lifting. It has acquired the electric motor repair division of Heavy Machines, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee, per a company email to Electrical Apparatus May 12. There’s nothing too heavy for this repair operation, which specializes in cranes and […]

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R2R: Ringing Endorsement

FTC report “shows they took our testimony very seriously” says TRA On May 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a long-awaited report on how manufacturers limit product repairs. Back in 2019, The Repair Association (TRA) participated alongside the folks at U.S. PIRG, iFixit, etc. in a “Nixing the Fix” workshop hosted by the FTC. […]

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A Patent on the Back

Helwig’s “BPK-Probe” shaft voltage detecting device no longer pending In the video below, absorb everything you can except the words “patent pending” which no longer apply. Helwig Carbon’s shaft voltage detection device, otherwise known as the “BPK-Probe”, received an official United States patent this month, EA has learned via e-mail from Helwig. The device is […]

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Intervala-dation

Pittsburgh electromechanical manufacturer acquires NeoTech assets in Ohio Intervala, a full-service manufacturer of precision electronic and electromechanical products, announced Monday the acquisition of “certain assets” of NEOTech Inc.’s manufacturing business in Mason, Ohio. The acquisition perceivably expands Intervala’s customer base “through the addition of several top-tier customers in the medical device and industrial markets,” said […]

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GM EVerything

Major ad campaign indicates automakers are all-in on EVs By now, you’ve probably seen General Motors’ new ad campaign for its electric vehicle battery platform. On February 3, General Motors released its big game ad during the Super Bowl starring Will Ferrell, who discovers Norway far outpaces the United States in electric vehicle adoption. In […]

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KFI Repairs the Air

St. Paul company acquires Cincinnati engineering firm, commits to air quality goals KFI Engineers, the St. Paul, Minn., process and facility infrastructure design, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers, a Cincinnati-based mechanical, electrical, controls, and automation systems engineering firm. The parent company recently committed to air quality goals, […]

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Digital Breakdown

Comprehensive IBM/Manufacturer document can help your company’s transition As the “digital revolution” continues, manufacturing and technology continue to merge. The two realms also look to act together in order to make digital transition go smoothly. One example of this came out this week in the form of “The Digital Transformation Assessment 2021,” from IBM and […]

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