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Potomac Gets EMT Backup

Both companies growing in the predictive maintenance/electrical testing sectors Potomac Testing, Inc., the independent electrical testing and engineering services company serving America’s Mid-Atlantic, has acquired Electrical Maintenance Testing of Carmel, Indiana. Joining forces – The @netaworld-accredited Electrical Maintenance & Testing in Carmel IN is now part of @TechProResearch's Potomac Testing. #PredictiveMaintenance #ElectricalTesting Via @tdworldmag https://t.co/GxDtIj6jxs […]

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Poster’s Child

OSHA’s continued effort to fight COVID-19? A multilingual poster OSHA’s “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster (pictured below), mentioned in a previous edition of Direct & Current, is now available in 13 languages. In addition to English, the poster is being disseminated in Spanish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, […]

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Organizational Healing

CWIEME, IMTS, others provide options, analysis for tough times In a time of division and uncertainty, it’s easy enough to invoke phrases like “we’re all in this together” or “we stand united”…but let’s take a look at which organizational bodies are actually taking action with regards to the industries employing Electrical Apparatus readers, such as […]

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Scrape Off The Rust

Small-town Minnesota company offering big-time metal maintenance While the world is slowly becoming active again, the financial implications of COVID-19 remain. In particular, construction projects have ground to a halt due to safety concerns for workers, supply chain issues, the tabling of state financing incentives, and rising municipal bond rates. Luckily, one American company makes […]

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OSHA Revisions for Reopening

Adoption of revised enforcement policies designed to ensure protective environment The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country. Throughout the course of the pandemic, understanding about the transmission and prevention of infection […]

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Atomic No. 27

First Cobalt’s feasibility study yields promising results for future of EVs In major news for the future of electric vehicles, a major North American manufacturer announced plans to expand its main production facility along with promising results of a feasibility study for the use of cobalt sulphate to power EVs. First Cobalt Corp., of Toronto, […]

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IT, Meet OT: Rockwell Adds Digi-Firm

Aim is to bring information technology and plant floor technology together Rockwell Automation, the towering Milwaukee establishment, completed an acquisition of Kalypso, LP, the company announced in a May 4 press release, as part of its emphasis on digitalization. Based in the U.S., Kalypso is a software delivery and consulting firm specializing in the digital […]

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Koch Hopes to Stay “On Point”

Wichita engineering outfit launches digital solutions platform Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), the Wichita-based unit of Koch Industries, Inc. (Koch), today announced the launch of “OnPoint,” a connected solutions business whose stated mission is “to leverage KES’s unique engineering capabilities and expertise – in combination with digital technology – to deliver greater value for industry.” OnPoint, […]

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Biro, Protolabs Team Up For Rapid PPE

Nidec engineer uses design and project management skills in PPE production When the COVID-19 crisis began to emerge, Josh Biro, like so many people throughout the country, wanted to make a personal contribution to help. And as the pandemic evolved, the Nidec mechanical engineer has been using his skills to help healthcare workers on the […]

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Grainger Things

As “silent partner” in five-way deal, industrial supply giant doubled mark-up W.W. Grainger is just one example of a company profiting off the coronavirus pandemic. At least the equipment in question in its current situation is for a useful purpose. It pays to distribute, sometimes, as Grainger was needed to facilitate an important deal recently. […]

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