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OEM’s on the move

Regal Beloit is among manufacturers closing Midwestern plants Cleveland Vibrator expands in Ohio, Sterigenics and Chicago Powdered Metal Products Co. have closed their Chicago area plants, Oregon’s Boardman Coal Plant will close next year,  food packager Constantia Colmar is closing its Pennsylvania plant in Colmar after 29 years of operations, and union workers at the […]

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Happenings at the FERC

A new nominee,  new rulings  James Danly, current General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has been nominated by President Trump to serve as a Republican Commissioner through 2023. Danly, a Republican who is known for espousing a philosophy of operating as a “humble regulator,” would fill the seat previously held by Chairman Kevin […]

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New lab from ABB India

Learning center to facilitate “Make In India” design and manufacturing ABB India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India’s National Institute Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR) designed to enhance the country’s skill development for critical electromechanical equipment design and manufacturing. “In a bid to partner India’s vision of becoming a manufacturing hub, the […]

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WEFTEC opens – and doesn’t disappoint!

Finally, the water event we’ve been waiting for! WEFTEC 2019 is flooding Chicago’s McCormick Place with eager attendees, product-packed exhibitors, contests, events, and the experts you’ve been reading about, but haven’t yet seen in person. Today’s first day in the exhibit hall offered a full range of products, services, information, and, especially, ideas. Keynoter Lera […]

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Printer Jam

Another struggling industry connected to manufacturing, machinery In a bit of a special interest item this week, the print publishing industry continues to grind away, openly struggling but still afloat. In 2019, the dynamics of the situation were illustrated by two major printing companies—Quad and LSC Communications—and the alarming words of one executive. A Quad […]

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ExxonMobil wants to grease your EV

Not that gasoline and oil are necessarily expected to go the way of the dinosaurs — but if electric vehicles do end up dominating the transportation markets, well, ExxonMobil has a plan for that. Last week the company launched its Mobil EV™ offering, featuring a full suite of fluids and greases “designed to meet the […]

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EFG Launches MAP for EVs

Vehicle Protection program comes from company that launched Hyundai Assurance EFG Companies, the innovator behind the award-winning Hyundai Assurance program, has launched the new Motorist Assistance Plan (MAP) Electric Vehicle Protection. This new exclusionary vehicle service contract is designed to meet the unique needs of electric vehicle owners and help dealers diversify their revenue streams […]

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Remembering Don McCredie

Electrical Apparatus recently learned of the death of Donald Peter McCredie, age 86, of Melbourne Florida, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Don was widely known and respected by both repair shops and OEM’s for his expertise in high voltage electrical insulation for form wound coils and generator bars. Many of our readers will remember him for his […]

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CWIEME Americas – It’s A Wrap

CWIEME Americas, the event dedicated to coil winding, electric motors, transformers, and generators, wrapped up in Chicago Sept. 18, and attendees this year were serious about doing business. The accompanying technical conference was more accessible to the layman than conferences of past years, with an emphasis on the global market for electric vehicles and the […]

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The Wildlife Highway

Animal overpass across 101 would allow free roaming In the congested world of Los Angeles freeway sprawl, a project is in the works for an animal overpass that would cross 101 and allow a number of wildlife species to roam with a freedom unbeknownst to their human commuter-counterparts. The $88 million bridge entered its final […]

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