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Planes to Pedals

Aircraft mechanic-turned-electric bike salesman While the electric vehicle industry continues its ascent, one subsection gaining a decent amount of traction in recent years is the electric bike arena. It seems as if every variety of vehicle is being electrified nowadays, generally in the interest of greater efficiency. With electric bikes, there comes an intriguing upside […]

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Training Graduates

Denmark (S.C.) Technical honors five new grads American Zinc Recycling recently honored five graduates of the electromechanical industrial maintenance program taught on-site by Denmark Technical College. Not that Denmark. This one’s in South Carolina. Every Friday during working hours, a few of AZR’s employees attended classes taught on-site by Stephen Mason, associate vice president for […]

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Altra Magnetic

$3 billion industrial-automation merger surprises Wall Street Braintree, Mass.-based Altra Industrial Motion Corp., the global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine Altra with four operating companies from Fortive’s Automation and Specialty platform (“Fortive A&S”) in […]

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One In A Million

Wes Carver Electric (Lansdale, PA) wins Houzz award Wes Carver Electric, of Lansdale, Penn., earned the honor of “Best Of Customer Service” from Houzz for 2018, the online platform for home remodeling and design. Carver Electric is an electrical repair company serving suburban Philadelphia’s Montgomery County since 1999, and was chosen by the more than 40 million unique […]

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Shujinius at Work

Lighting pioneer wins energy award In our upcoming February issue, EA will take a detailed look at building efficiency—including the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and its LEED certification program. This program includes a number of different elements to foster green performance in both commercial and residential structures, including duct and insulation, envelope design, […]

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In Motion

Birmingham distributor promotes three management execs Birmingham, Ala.-based Motion Industries, the distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries President and CEO, announced the following promotions: Randy Breaux was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing, Distribution, and Purchasing. The increased cooperation among […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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GE Gives Estimations

Staff cuts, divestment, and more: CEO Flannery announces GE’s new game plan General Electric delivered its expected overhaul Monday, a full makeover for a company with an illustrious history despite wave upon wave of recent tumult. New CEO John Flannery, who was named to the position August 1 in succession of Jeff Immelt and who […]

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Third of Her Name

EMR passes the torch to its third Kauffman as company turns 90 A family legacy continues to its third generation at Baltimore-based Electric Motor Repair Company, often referred to as EMR, which announced Wednesday that Caroline Kauffman-Kirschnick has been appointed president. EMR reps called this an “exciting time” for the commercial kitchen equipment and industrial […]

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Mitchell in Nest

Wisconsin-based company wins award for bringing jobs home Mitchell Metal Products, of Merrill, Wisc., received the first National Reshoring Award on Thursday, given in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufacturing back home to the United States. The award, given by The Reshoring Initiative and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), honors “a company that has […]

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