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Man-u-facts

Sector continues to show resilience A sector once thought to be on its last legs continues to surprise. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that 24,000 manufacturing jobs were added in April. One specific indicator of growth came from The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index, which jumped to 34.4 in May from […]

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A-Tech, We-Tech

Ohio company opens its lab to the public to help workforce A Jefferson Township, Ohio company is opening up its maintenance lab to the public. A-Tech’s adult skill training offerings are expanding, as the campus’ industrial maintenance lab opens to the public this year — at a time when local and regional employers struggle to […]

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Itemized Judgments

Branding case develops for FABTECH exhibitor The EU General Court has said that graphic elements of a trademark do not “divert attention” from the descriptiveness of the mark. The Sixth Chamber of the court delivered judgment yesterday, May 28 in an appeal brought by German company Item Industrietechnik. Headquartered in Germany, Item designs and sells […]

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Bye Aerospace

Company partners with Siemens for potentially groundbreaking plane Bye Aerospace has partnered with Siemens for future development of the company’s Sun Flyer 2. Siemens will provide the electric propulsion motor and inverter for the plane. “Members of the Siemens team have already been participating in development and certification meetings with the FAA, and we will […]

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Moving On Up

Kentucky shop switching locations, but not towns Longtime Henderson (KY) mainstay Electric Motors Inc., has announced it will be moving from its current location on Highway 41 North into a new facility located at 3057 B Ohio Drive in Henderson. The move will allow Electric Motors Inc. to better serve its customer base by providing […]

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Generators to Gardens

Two important bills signed Wednesday regarding energy in New Jersey New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several legislative initiatives on Wednesday to advance the state’s clean energy goals, including a controversial bill that would subsidize the continued operation of nuclear power plants. The new nuclear law, which could cost about $300 million a year, establishes […]

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India Under Storm

Severe electrical and dust storms proving fatal during monsoon season Nearly 100 people have been killed by severe dust storms, triggered by an electrical storm during another fatal monsoon season in India. Housing collapses, lightning strikes, and now the influx of dust have combined to create a deadly and dire situation. In some areas, the […]

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Top Distributor Awards

Bartlett, Midpoint, Morgan take home honors Each year, Electro Static Technology recognizes its top AEGIS distributors. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has honored distributors for their excellence in sales and customer service. The 2017 Top Distributor Award goes to Bartlett Bearing Company for its outstanding AEGIS sales campaign to the motor repair […]

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Schneider bets on India

The country’s biggest M&A deal of the year Schneider Electric SE has announced that it is buying the electrical and automation business of India’s Larsen & Toubro. The purchase is a $2.1 billion deal (140 billion rupees), which makes it the most expensive M&A transaction in the Indian market in 2018. Schneider is partnering in […]

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Welding outside the boat

Smart student makes a motor stand for river rescue boats As reported by Brent Bader in the online newspaper My Web Times, a 17-year old high school junior from Streator, Illinois, has put his welding skills to work on behalf of the local fire department. Thanks to his energy and ingenuity, with a big assist from […]

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