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WEFTEC and CWIEME Chicago 2017 preview

Electrical Apparatus magazine editors and staff had a great time covering and exploring both the WEFTEC and CWIEME Chicago expos. Our full coverage will be in the upcoming November issue, but as a special treat we thought we would share some of our favorite photos from the shows. Look for more photos and coverage in […]

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Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

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Fear the Engineer

We’re talkin’ about PRACTICE. What do a Swedish-American engineering whiz and a former professional basketball player have in common? Nothing, until now. NBA Hall of Famer and career dissenter Allen Iverson would have taken issue with this one. So would any devoted engineer, making this likely the first time ever that a controversial, retired point guard and […]

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Oh, Thank Heaven

Texas 7-Elevens will go as green as their logos in 2018 There’s an old saying: If 7-Eleven provides it, it has become the norm. Well…no, there’s not. But let’s hope that becomes the case with wind power. The Dallas-based convenience store giant has signed an agreement with utility TXU Energy to power 425 of its stores in Texas […]

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Rise of the Rest

On fourth tour, startup CEOs promote “flyover states” Revolution’s “Rise of the Rest” road trip is finishing off its fourth year in 2017, with former AOL CEO Steve Case spearheading the bus tours as a nationwide effort to work closely with entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. The biannual tours champion the idea that “high-growth companies can now […]

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Competitive Edge

BattleBots competition highlights engineering skills For the second consecutive year, students from Illinois State’s Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association (TEECA) attended the BattleBots competition February 5 and 6 at Rolling Meadows High School to act as volunteers in helping run the successful event. Illinois State University students were able to interact with student teams from the […]

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The Last Repairman

Art Skill, Vancouver’s 84 year old typewriter technician Suffice to say…its part skill, part art. There could be no better name for an esteemed typewriter repairman, especially when there are so little of those left. Art Skill, 84, of Vancouver, B.C., has no shortage of work. Being the only master of his trade left in […]

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Name Changer

Dowding & Mills of U.K. will now be under Sulzer name Sulzer has announced that Dowding & Mills (UK) has changed its legal name to Sulzer Electro Mechanical Services (UK). Its portfolio of electrical services and mechanical repairs will not change, and it will continue to repair and maintain rotating equipment, and provide specialized services […]

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West Virginia Lawsuit

Machinist files suit for age discrimination Ask around the motor repair service industry- most people will tell you their trusted winders and machinists have been at it for 20, 35, 50 years. It’s not only common- it’s a majority of the workforce. One of the chief concerns of motor shops everywhere is finding skilled young […]

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Electrical Apparatus Show podcast is coming soon!

The brand new Electrical Apparatus Show podcast is coming soon! If you were ever curious about what an interview with EA editors is like or if the EA writing team has a sense of humor, the new biweekly podcast is meant for you. The Electrical Apparatus Show podcast will feature recent industry news, briefs on […]

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