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El Paso Electric

Utility no longer public traded, hires new CEO El Paso Electric Co. is no longer a publicly traded electric utility, the El Paso Times reported July 29. The company also confirmed the move, along with details of its new board of directors, in a press release the same day: EPE confirmed that its acquisition by […]

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Distributed Energy Conference

A number of speakers across digitalization, water, energy sectors show breadth Scheduled for October 19-21 in Chicago, the Distributed Energy Conference is planning as if all systems are go. The breadth of industries covered during this trade show are exemplary of the integration happening in today’s world, with utilities, energy systems, and digitalization. Three keynote […]

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A Buffett-Style Deal

Investing legend purchases Dominion Energy assets For his first major move in four years, investing magnate Warren Buffett turned to the energy sector, purchasing the gas transmission and power storage assets of Dominion Energy, the Richmond-based utility. An affiliate of Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway conglomerate took on the Dominion sale for approximately $9.7 billion, the companies announced […]

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Tough as Nails

Lincoln Electric employee competes in welding competition Linnett Key, a Lincoln Electric employee, has a gratifying story of perseverance and hope. Key went to Lecanto, Fla., to pursue a job, where she was initially declined and ended up homeless, at risk of losing custody of her four children. Upon seeing an advertisement for a welding […]

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NRWA Appoints New CEO

With a newly appointed CEO, this organization tackles water problems Move over, NRA. The addition of one letter—standing for humankind’s most important resource—makes the NRWA more crucial environmentally than even you are politically. A new CEO, new membership portal, and far-reaching public health initiatives are just a few of the things that makes the National […]

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AMT’s Congressional Fellow

Tim Shinbara will work with Senate small business committee for 2020-21 Good news from Congress?! Turns out, our governing bodies do get a lot of things right, even when they aren’t making headline news. The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) announced Monday that Tim Shinbara, its VP and Chief Technology Officer, was recently named a […]

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Finding Yourself in the Trades

IBEW’s 2019 apprentice of the year shows benefits of an often-unconsidered industry “Four years ago, my whole game plan was I was gonna become a pharmacist. I worked in pharmacy….it didn’t fit my soul. None of it fit my soul, none of it felt rewarding. I didn’t know what I was going to do, and […]

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SKF Scientist Awarded Honorary Post in London

Visiting professorship at Imperial College’s Mechanical Engineering department Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel, a principal scientist at bearing manufacturer SKF‘s research and technology development department, has been awarded an honorary professorship by Imperial College in London, one of the world’s leading science and engineering universities. The visiting professorship puts Morales-Espejel in charge of the topic of tribology […]

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Tom Tom Club

Tener joins Shermco from TECO; Kennedy transitions into new role at company Keep your ‘Toms’ together on this one: Shermco Industries announced May 11 that Tom Tener will be joining Shermco as VP, National Accounts, effective May 4, 2020. Mr. Tener takes the place of Tom Kennedy, who will remain at the company and begin […]

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Grundfos Training Manager Appointed to H.I. Board

Jim Swetye named Hydraulic Institute’s VP of Education Grundfos, the Danish pump and water technology manufacturer with American headquarters in Houston, has appointed Jim Swetye, Grundfos Technical Training Manager, to serve on the Board of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for 2020-2021 as Vice President of Education, the company announced in a May 7 press release […]

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