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Live From AWEA 2019

Windpower 2019 in Houston is incorporating more than wind Electrical Apparatus is in Houston for the country’s premier wind power event this week, and there’s plenty to see. The show has expanded each year to cover more than just the wind industry; almost all sectors of renewable energy are being represented and/or discussed this year. […]

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Wind Turbine Repairs

AWEA’s Windpower expo next week in Houston could be a great place to start If you’ve been skeptical of the potential for servicing wind turbines, look no further than this statistic for encouragement. Livonia, Michigan’s own PSI Repair Services, Inc., recently surpassed 40,000 repaired wind-turbine parts for the wind energy market, following a busy 2018. […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

Power distribution, substation, elevator maintenance, power plant operation A CNBC report using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the ten highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree in the United States right now. We break down half of those—which happen to occur in skilled sectors highly familiar […]

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CWIEME Berlin 2019

Redemption show will run May 21-23 in German capital CWIEME’s Berlin showcase—alongside past shows in Istanbul, Chicago, and Shanghai—celebrates 25 years in the coil winding industry. The show will run May 21-23 in the German capital. Some industry professionals openly wonder if the show will have lost some support in connection with its sister show […]

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Engineering Expenses

Engineering most expensive field to teach, says new NBER research paper Recent examination by researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, and the University of Delaware looked at the costs of universities teaching students in a variety of subjects to determine which was most the expensive and which was the […]

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InGrained in Stone

Grainger honored by University of Illinois The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering will become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, after consultation with the Chancellor’s Joint Advisory Committee on Investment, Licensing, and Naming Rights and […]

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Right To Repair

It might take another election to reignite the repair-rights conversation The Right to Repair movement is at a checkpoint in its marathon. No longer able to cling to the identity of a “nascent trend” but yet to gain critical support, Right to Repair has achieved great firsts, yet still requires a springboard to retain momentum. […]

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On the First Day

City Machine said: “Let there be skills” City Machine Technologies, Inc., the Youngstown company which has played headliner of late, has established National Skilled Trades Day to increase awareness about the benefits of skilled trades jobs in the United States and to celebrate skilled trades workers. National Skilled Trades Day will be observed on the […]

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Report Cards

Beyond Mueller, there were at least two revealing reports issued this week Neither of these were the most famous report of this week. They might’ve both contained more valuable information. First, a report on workplace demographics found that gender equality comes at a price sometimes, as women get more jobs in certain fields causes others—such […]

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Hannover Messe 2019

World’s largest industrial trade fair runs April 1-5 in Germany It’s that time again. April doesn’t just mean fools, showers, and Easter…Hannover Messe is upon us. The world’s greatest trade show (I had ‘arguably’ in there, and decided not to argue with myself) kicks off for another full week this coming Monday. From manufacturing to […]

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