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First Class

Rockwell veterans program helping skills gap after 1 year On November 10, after three months of hard effort, Manpower Group and Rockwell Automation celebrated the first military veterans to graduate from the companies’ training school, the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, and secure high-paying jobs in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. The 12-week program launched in August […]

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Workforce Profiles

EMC collaborates with Tidewater Community College With an Electrical Apparatus issue highlighting workforce dynamics approaching, we take a look at some examples of associated workers that mirror those to come in the print pages of EA. EMC, a company familiar to those in the world of rotating equipment and beyond, is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. […]

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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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Optimatics Joins Suez

Water infrastructure company to help digital transition To help in its transition to all-digital infrastructure, a major player in the water industry has enlisted the services of Optimatics, an annual WEFTEC exhibitor. Following the acquisition of a minority stake alongside Emerald Technology Ventures in 2017, Suez acquires the entire share capital of Optimatics via Suez […]

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Lima’s 95th

A longstanding Ohio armature shop celebrates a milestone In 1923, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge both sat as President. The New York Yankees played their first game in the original Yankee Stadium. Warner Brothers film studio was established in Hollywood. The first issue of Time Magazine was published. Equally significant, in our eyes, Lima […]

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Reaching the Summit

Student manufacturing summit breaks attendance record at IMTS ’18 The Smartforce Student Summit at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show, held in Chicago Sept. 10-16, attracted a record number of attendees, according to the Association for Manufacturing Technology. “The growth that we’ve seen in registrations at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018 is a […]

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GE: Flannery Out; Culp In

30-year GE man lasts merely one year in precarious top spot Welp, that was quick. John Flannery lasted merely one year at the helm of General Electric Co., replaced yesterday by H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., as the embattled company’s CEO. Culp is a GE board member and the former chief of the Danaher Corporation, a […]

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Kopp Shop

Buffalo native, 77, brought us the surge protector When it comes to successful inventions, a recorded lineage of hits and misses exists in consumer electronics. Practicality is the name of the game; and safety can often be the genesis of that requirement. Harold P. Kopp, who passed away last month at age 77, put a […]

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Canadian Acquisition

Wolseley Canada acquires James Electric With EA‘s October international issue about to hit the press, this important international acquisition comes at the perfect time, and not far from home. Keith Strachan, general manager, Wolseley Canada Western Region recently announced the acquisition of James Electric Motor Services, a market leader in the sale of pumps and […]

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WEF Awards

2018 WEF Awards honor wastewater industry’s best research Ahead of WEFTEC 2018, which will be held September 29 to October 3 in New Orleans, The Water Environment Federation (WEF), announced its 2018 award recipients for published papers this week. The WEF Published Papers Awards recognize WEF members for valuable research that has the potential for […]

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