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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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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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Distributor M and A’s

Wajax, Wesco, Power Grid Component and Sonepar make major moves Lots of action from distributors this month! Here’s a rundown. Wajax acquires NorthPoint TS.  In a big move for NorthPoint Technical services, the company has been acquired for $18 million. Wajax’s announcement mentions NorthPoint’s skilled workforce and technical expertise as key incentives for the buy. […]

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Regal closes Durst

Layoffs of 59 employees begin now Regal Beloit Corporation has notified the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development of its plans to permanently close its Durst Division facility in Clinton, WI by June 12th.  Fifty nine workers will be affected, with layoffs beginning immediately.  Per the schedule provided to the state The final day for sixteen […]

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Regular maintenance and wiring inspection are crucial for VFD health and longevity

SPONSORED CONTENT from WORLDWIDE ELECTRIC by David Wagman   A regular maintenance schedule is important to keep a variable frequency drive (VFD) operating efficiently and effectively. Cost-effective maintenance starts early in the design phase by ensuring that the right type of VFD is selected for the job. For outdoor applications such as oil and gas […]

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