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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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Tim Breen Remembered

Sudden passing of Motion Industries president Birmingham, Alabama-based Motion Industries was hit with devastating news this week. On Monday, the company announced the sudden passing of Tim Breen (pictured below, right), its current President and CEO. “Motion Industries has lost a great leader and the world has lost an amazing human being,” said Motion Industries […]

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Friends in High Places

City Machine grabs brief audience with POTUS We might have finally found someone who has the president’s ear. City Machine Technologies, regular EA page occupier, advertiser, trade show frequenter, and industry veteran, was able to to score a brief audience with President Trump last week, per a picture and accompanying caption on the company’s Facebook […]

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Eatons of Changes

Deja vu? Brickhouse promotion from two weeks ago followed by two this week Just two weeks after a separate announcement of executive transition, power management company Eaton today announced leadership changes to its electrical sector’s sales and marketing organization. Molly Murphy has been named senior vice president of North American sales, and Jeff Krakowiak has […]

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40-Year Man

CEM Industrial’s Joe Guzy celebrates a long and successful career CEM Industrial Supply in Coldwater, Michigan. With a full line of fasteners and hardware showcased at the “front of the house”, this jack-of-all-trades business also does full service electric motor and pump repairs…and it doesn’t stop there. Rentals are available, as are specialty welding and […]

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