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Tough as Nails

Lincoln Electric employee competes in welding competition Linnett Key, a Lincoln Electric employee, has a gratifying story of perseverance and hope. Key went to Lecanto, Fla., to pursue a job, where she was initially declined and ended up homeless, at risk of losing custody of her four children. Upon seeing an advertisement for a welding […]

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GM Supplier of the Year Awards

SKF, Nidec, Bosch, FANUC, Schaeffler among 116 recipients General Motors recognized the “most innovative partners” of its supply chain during a virtual ceremony to celebrate the automotive giant’s annual Supplier of the Year awards on June 24. Recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year award included 116 suppliers from 15 countries, with 13 first-time […]

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Submit Your Abstracts Now

Deadline for AWWA’s Utility Management Conference is June 26 Have a great approach, practice, process, techniques, or case studies in all aspects of utility management? AWWA members want to hear from you. Special topic sessions and pre-conference workshop submissions are still being solicited for organization’s 2021 Utility Management Conference in Atlanta. Abstracts submitted for 2021 […]

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EASA Reimagined: Zoomtown

A theme of “Gain the Advantage” is joined by the determination that “The Show Must Go On!” The 2020 EASA Convention, much like the calendar year itself, will be different than any other. In this case, that’s because it’ll all take place online, primarily via Zoom conference. The speakers, sessions, booths—even the cocktail hour—that you […]

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EASA Reimagined: Schedule & Sessions

Below is a list of all EASA sessions and scheduled events for the 2020 virtual convention. We hope this will be a useful alternative reference, in case you experience any web traffic difficulties. FOR A DIRECT LINK TO EASA’s PAGE, CLICK HERE. Monday, June 15, 2020 This day sponsored by ABBhttps://player.vimeo.com/video/426309047 8:00 – 8:30 am […]

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Pandemic Hits Workforce

How the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting China’s factory output Competition between the United States and China is a long-explored topic; one that has escalated of late. Most of this boils down to subtopics like trade disagreements, workforce, manufacturing, and factory schematics. Until 2020, when a wild card thrown into the mix is taking the conversation […]

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IBEW Endorses Biden

Key union support includes almost a million electrical workers It’s still early, but Joe Biden could be feeling the pressure. Near-complete results of the Iowa caucuses—traditionally the Opening Day of general election polls—had Biden at under 16% Thursday, trailing Pete Buttigeig, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination. It comes as less of […]

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Manufacturing Headers

Milwaukee Tool, Rockwell Automation, Mack Trucks make splashes For a few iconic brand names, locations, and operations in the manufacturing universe, it was a good week. That P.R. comes at a price; as many citizens worry about the industry being a flashpoint for spreading of the deadly coronavirus from China to the United States. Until […]

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Offshore, Online

Orsted’s 1,200 MW wind farm off Yorkshire is fully operational Ørsted has officially commissioned the 1,218MW Hornsea One wind farm off Yorkshire, UK, and it is currently the world’s largest offshore wind farm in terms of installed capacity. Containing 174 wind turbines, made by Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) and each capable of generating 7 MW of […]

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Juice jacking

Watch out for sneaky USB ports! The Los Angeles District Attorney is warning citizens that scammers have been loading malware onto public USB chargers, putting travelers using airport, hotel and other power charging stations at risk for stolen passwords, illegal access to personal banking and other loaded apps, or simply malicious phone shutdowns.  According to […]

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