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Mergers & Awards

Shermco, AWEA, Allied Reliability, T.F. Hudgins… Shermco wins AWEA award. At the AWEA Operations, Maintenance and Safety Conference, held February 27 through March 2 in San Diego, Shermco Industries was among the recipients AWEA’s Gold Safety and Health Achievement Award. Included was ‘Silver Recognition’ which is based on 3 years of exemplary OSHA reported safety statistics.  Shermco’s […]

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A Strong Donation

AFT donates $10,000 to WaterAid Armstrong Fluid Technology announced March 14, 2017 that its employees have donated $10,000 to WaterAid, an international charity dedicated to providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation worldwide. The Canadian government added another $30,000 in matching funds to bring the total donation to $40,000. The donations were raised as […]

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Hold the Door

Handle security for the good of the realm First came the latch, then the padlock, then the chain, then multiple padlocks, then the slide lock…before anything electrical was installed. The first element of electromechanics to appear in door security was the keycode. Now, electromechanics appear to be rapidly permeating the industry. Allegion Electronics, for one, […]

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Need A Lift?

In the Swiss Alps, ABB powers first chairlift for the disabled In Switzerland, some holiday uplift for even the crankiest scrooge. Beginning this winter season at the Madrisa ski resort in the Swiss Alps, a new, wheelchair-accessible chairlift model is in operation. The handicap and disabled-friendly Madrisa 6-seater lift is the first of its kind, and […]

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Nightmare Scenario in Oakland

Last weekend’s lethal warehouse fire in Oakland, which killed 36 people, is yet another reminder of the severity of electrical fires and the need to take safety measures, for those within the industry and outside of it. While nothing has been confirmed yet, all signs point towards the cause of last Saturday’s fire in Oakland being electrical. […]

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OSHA’s Annual “Not Top 10”

Much of the same in 2016’s most frequently cited safety and health violations As odd as it may sound, OSHA would probably like to see this list change. At least, if that change were due to certain injuries decreasing in frequency (and thus falling off the list), not new kinds of injuries overtaking them.  Every October, OSHA releases a preliminary […]

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Factory Fire

Workers at metal components plant stave off blaze, avoid injury Workers at a Pennsylvania plant that manufactures mechanical and hydraulic parts kept their cool under fire on Tuesday, as they used fire extinguishers and followed safety protocols to stave off a fire while they waited for the fire department to arrive. A sigh of relief […]

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Over the Rainbow

California pump station upgrades to conserve water Times of transition at a California Municipal District, as a local pump station will undergo a full redesign and installation makeover, replacing a number of its outdated pumps and natural gas motors with electric ones. Old reliables have served Rainbow Municipal Water District’s Pump Station No. 1 well—for at least […]

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Helping Hands

Yamaha participates in TICAD VI Summit in Kenya When you think ‘Yamaha’, what pops into your head? If I’m honest…Pianos and motorcycles. But probably not water, right? The company has a much more extensive product line—and list of initiatives—than those two trademark items. It also has a conscious outreach program that has been internationally influential well […]

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Blacklist of Grievances

The DOL’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order is finally here, for better or for worse Wednesday was a dreaded one for a lot of manufacturers. It marked the finalization of the DOL’s Executive Order No. 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, originally signed back in July 2014. Under this “Blacklisting Rule”, federal contractors are required to […]

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