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Daniel Jones, 84, Design Pioneer

Motion control giant also contributed to Mars mission later in life Daniel B. Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates/Motion Media Group, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died on September 1, at 84 years of age, Control Engineering’s Mark T. Hoske first reported September 16. Dan Jones was an electric motor and generator design engineer and […]

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Nina Endicott

Longtime Bakersfield Electric employee “Nana” was beloved at storied company Nina Geraldine (Edgar) Endicott, affectionately known as “Nana” age 72, died peacefully on August 3, 2020 in Bakersfield, California. Nina was born on September 2, 1947 to Howard Edgar and Pearl Singleton. Nina attended South High School and was a successful business owner and enjoyed […]

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Tragedy Linked to Duke Energy

Young man dies from electrocution in Indiana backyard The phrase “in your own backyard” is often attributed to fearsome dangers, risks, or trends that occur to close to home for one’s comfort. In the case of Chandler Loehmann, a 22-year old from southern Vigo County, Indiana, his family’s own backyard was the source of danger. […]

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The Shoemaker Legacy

Remembering Fred Kletrovets of Shoemaker Industrial Solutions, Columbus, Ohio  Fred Kletrovets, long-time owner and president of Shoemaker Industrial Solutions in Columbus, Ohio, passed away on January 1, 2020 at the age of 79. He leaves behind an impressive legacy of leadership and philanthropy. Fred was the owner and president of Shoemaker Industrial Solutions for 37 […]

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Remembering Richard Duke

Known and respected throughout the electrical manufacturing industry We were saddened to learn via EMCWA (The Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association) that Richard Duke, who served as the association’s president, died October 21, 2019. In an obituary from the Eddy Funeral Homes, Dick is remembered as a man of many talents, who “pursued a […]

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Remembering John Ainsworth

Well known sales expert at Lafert N.A. succumbs to cancer We at Electrical Apparatus were sad to learn of the death last week of John Ainsworth. John, a veteran in the Southern Ontario motor industry and a longtime EASA member, worked in the motor industry for over 35 years; first in the service sector of […]

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T. Boone Pickens Dies at 91

Oil industry titan promoted renewable energy sources later in life One of the oil industry’s most celebrated—and controversial—individuals, T. Boone Pickens, died Tuesday at the age of 91. Pickens was a noted donator to Oklahoma State University, his alma mater and home state’s school. He passed away of natural causes on September 11, leaving behind […]

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Electrocutions Strike Mining Facilities

MSHA reports two accidental electrical deaths in West Va., Louisiana In somber news, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported two fatalities due to electrocution in the month of August, one in West Virginia and one in Louisiana. The first, which occurred on August 7, occurred at the South Hollow Prep Plant and Loadout […]

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Dawn Misko Remembered

EASA Customer Service Specialist worked at the association for 20 years On April 4, we lost a wonderful person and recognizable face in the EASA community. EASA’s own Dawn Misko, a customer service specialist for 20 years, passed away at age 48, the association announced Monday on its Facebook page.

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James Estes

Esteemed cartoonist passes away at age 77 EA learned of sad news this week, as one of our longtime contributors passed away at the age of 77. James Estes was one of the EA cartoonists who brought “Cy’s Super Service” to life, the trusted comic strip in every monthly issue of Electrical Apparatus. He also […]

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