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Tractor Trailblazers

Precision agriculture at the University of Nebraska You heard it straight from the Husker’s mouth: tractors are getting an upgrade. A new six-figure research initiative at the University of Nebraska will focus on improved testing the cornerstone of agricultural machinery; primarily on the efficiency of its power sources. “Tractors play an important role in precision […]

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WEF Scholarships

Recipients of 2018 Singapore Water Week scholarship announced Six utility leaders have received scholarships to attend the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. The scholarships will “help recipients break down international barriers, accelerate technology transfer, and create an understanding of innovative policy options to advance resource recovery across the water sector,” Alexandria, Va.-based WEF said […]

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Hannover Messe 2018

Bionic fish, 3D-printed shoes…the world’s biggest trade show never fails to impress The world’s largest trade show is in full swing this week, and the 2018 edition shows yet again how much technology and manufacturing have come together. At Hannover Messe in Germany,  which is running all week, integration of the two fields often viewed […]

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PEARL Conference

PEARL 2018 is all business…plus bowling, networking, and cocktails PEARL’s 21st conference and exhibition will revolve around its theme—the business side of electrical equipment reconditioning—but that doesn’t mean the organization took out all the fun. Registration is now open for the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League’s (PEARL) annual conference, which will take place April 12th […]

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Training Graduates

Denmark (S.C.) Technical honors five new grads American Zinc Recycling recently honored five graduates of the electromechanical industrial maintenance program taught on-site by Denmark Technical College. Not that Denmark. This one’s in South Carolina. Every Friday during working hours, a few of AZR’s employees attended classes taught on-site by Stephen Mason, associate vice president for […]

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A Blessing for St. Pete

St. Petersburg College gets training grant When Rick Scott is handing out grants, it probably helps to have apostolic power on your side in order to reel one in. The Florida governor awarded more than $22 million in state funding to various sites spanning a pinwheel of industries Wednesday—including a technical workforce program for St. […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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Spring Into Seminars

EASA announces 2018 educational schedule The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule Monday, January 22. This year’s training options will hit three major American cities from mid-April to early May, covering essential, concrete electric motor repair topics from the world-renowned international trade organization consisting of approximately 1,800 electromechanical sales and […]

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AHR 2018

McCormick Place was alive this week with fresh indoor air The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started 86 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the annual main event for the HVAC/R industry.  The 2018 show was held this week in Chicago, hosting more than 2,000 exhibitors and attracting […]

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More Than Motors: HVAC/R

Part One of a new series in EA exploring fields of expertise for electromechanical service professionals looking to expand HVAC/R service may represent an untapped opportunity for many service companies. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as the acronym goes, refers to the mechanics of maintaining an environment within established ranges of temperature, humidity, and […]

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