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Anniversary Gift

Schneider makes $750K donation to its 20-year partner We may have questioned Schneider Electric a bit when discussing their new remote maintenance platform two weeks ago, but the latest news from the company is nearly infallible. Schneider renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity this year, marking the 20th year of their commitment to making affordable […]

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Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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Daniel Jones, 84, Design Pioneer

Motion control giant also contributed to Mars mission later in life Daniel B. Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates/Motion Media Group, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died on September 1, at 84 years of age, Control Engineering’s Mark T. Hoske first reported September 16. Dan Jones was an electric motor and generator design engineer and […]

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Moir Company Closes

A 60-year, family-operated business in Maine that epitomized the era The Moir Company, the Maine-based service center and longtime advertiser in Electrical Apparatus, has permanently closed. The winding operation was well known and respected in the electromechanical industry. The company was started in 1960 primarily to rewind power tool armatures and fields. Over the years, it […]

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Goodenough for a Lifetime

Nobel prize winning inventor of lithium-ion battery, 97, still looking forward How about this for a resume? See below: Dr. John B. Goodenough, Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT-Austin -Invented lithium-ion battery -Served as military meteorologist, U.S. Army, WWII -Oldest Nobel Prize winner -Still working at age 97 Education -Undergraduate degree, Yale University -PhD, Physics, […]

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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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Sharp Departs

Emerson executive joined company in 1996 Emerson announced August 13 that Robert T. Sharp, executive president of its Commercial & Residential Solutions business, is leaving the organization as he pursues new opportunities. Changes at Emerson Electric – Robert Sharp, executive vice president of the Commercial & Residential Solutions Division, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. […]

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UV Lightmaker Staying on Long Island

Spectronics stays “onshore”, retains workforce Spectroline fluorescent dyes and UV lamps are used to check for fluid leaks in power plants, nuclear reactors, oil pipelines, and industrial facilities. The company’s products were even used on the original U.S. space shuttle in 1969. Parent company Spectronics has been family-owned for three generations since its founding in […]

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EASA’s New Board

Gray, Bieber, Seymour named international officers The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) recently announced new international officers for the 2020-2021 administrative year, according to a press release sent to EA. The new officers are: Mr. Jerry Gray Chairman of the Board Jerry Gray comes from Sloan Electromechanical Service & Sales, of San Diego. Chairman Gray […]

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Nina Endicott

Longtime Bakersfield Electric employee “Nana” was beloved at storied company Nina Geraldine (Edgar) Endicott, affectionately known as “Nana” age 72, died peacefully on August 3, 2020 in Bakersfield, California. Nina was born on September 2, 1947 to Howard Edgar and Pearl Singleton. Nina attended South High School and was a successful business owner and enjoyed […]

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