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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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Classified Advertising: Training & Education category

For decades, Electrical Apparatus has featured a classified advertising section in each issue as a way to better serve the needs of our industry. Over time the classified advertising section and changed and grown. One of our more recent changes is the creation of the Training and Education category. This newer category gives technical schools, companies, and trade organizations […]

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To the Motor-Copter

Is it a car? Is it a plane? It’s both. At the risk of being brutally honest, it’s difficult to see exactly why society needs flying cars. Or self-driving ones, for that matter. That being said, certain inventions in the age of technology are just too, um, inventive, to ignore. Here’s another prototype that fits that […]

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Picked From the Branch

This week in Washington (relevant to our readers’ industries) Since 2017 began (and especially since Jaunary 20) there’s been enough activity in our nation’s capital each week to fill blog posts for an entire year. Without making this a regular thing, here’s some selections relevant to our readers’ industries. FERC chair resigns. Norman Bay, who served as Chair […]

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GE: Garden Enshrinement

Logos will appear on Boston Celtics jerseys next season General Electric is seeing green in 2017. Celtic green, that is. The company announced a multiyear partnership with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday that includes data and analytics service provisions, $7 million to the team, and one McHale of an advertising spot. GE logo patches, seen below, […]

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