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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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Menlo Macro

Microsystems outfit receives big-time funding round Menlo Microsystems, Inc. (Menlo Micro) the company announced today the closing of its $44 million Series B funding round October 14, per a press release from the Irvine, Calif.-based company. Menlo considers itself the company “responsible for re-inventing the electronic switch with its Ideal Switch technology.” That innovation has, it claims, “created an […]

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Job Market, Manufacturing Show Signs of Growth

As a colleague said: “a bit of good news at a time when we can all probably use it.” Those looking for a light at the end of the tunnel have been starved for it most of the summer, but may have found respite in recent U.S. workforce statistics. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.37 million […]

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Recognition for Motors, Money

Sarah Lauber of Douglas Dynamics wins Wisconsin Award An executive with considerable experience in the industrial electric motor industry won mainstream recognition this week. Douglas Dynamics, the Milwaukee manufacturer and upfitter of work truck attachments and equipment, announced Monday that Sarah Lauber was named among the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2020 Chief Financial Officer of the […]

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Organizational Healing

CWIEME, IMTS, others provide options, analysis for tough times In a time of division and uncertainty, it’s easy enough to invoke phrases like “we’re all in this together” or “we stand united”…but let’s take a look at which organizational bodies are actually taking action with regards to the industries employing Electrical Apparatus readers, such as […]

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Breaker, Breaker

ELCBs see jump in demand; promise for future markets As the economic dust begins to settle, market reports are predicting a downturn in practically every arena one can think of. But ELCBs (Earth leakage circuit breakers) are already seeing a major jump in demand, and expected to skyrocket further. Why? An Earth-leakage circuit breaker (ELCB) […]

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Senate Approves $2 Trillion Stimulus Plan

Relief at last for millions of Americans, businesses; critics fear incentivized layoffs The U.S. Senate passed a record stimulus plan Tuesday (to be finalized with passage in the House on Friday) of over $2 trillion in relief funding to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The package is historic by numerical and political measures. In a dire situation, […]

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Just Another Perplexing General Electric Update…

The company is too large, too vital, to be quashed. But is it a “lame-duck” operation? For all GE employees out there, I would fully understand (and support) a work approach that involved not reading the news. Yours truly—and the entirety of the communications world—have reported on the GE saga ad nauseum for the last […]

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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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Deere Congress

Tractor company’s quarterly report shows strain on agricultural sector Editor’s note: This article was published prior to the Trump administration’s Thursday announcement of a $16 billion aid package bill for farmers. Call it premonition! John Deere, the name synonymous with tractors and therefore all things farming, released its second quarter results and ensuing financial outlook […]

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