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Inspiring Hiring

Baltimore’s EMR offers tips for training and staffing We all know one of the most pressing issues facing service companies is that of staffing. Who to hire? Where to find skilled workers? How to attract, have a discourse with, and understand Millennials? As companies across the U.S. grapple with these questions, Electrical Apparatus is constantly […]

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Gov’s Training Hub

Labor Dept unveils Apprenticeship.gov On August 30, the Department of Labor unveiled a new facet of its workforce initiative, a digital training hub called Apprenticeship.gov. Just in time for Labor Day weekend (I hope you all had a good one!), the website is a one-stop resource mainframe compiled by the Labor Department following years of […]

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IMTS 2018: Full House

IMTS will occupy all of McCormick Place Sept. 10-15 Now that we’ve gotten through a summer of anticipation, IMTS is finally almost here. The powerhouse convention comes back to Chicago’s McCormick Place for another year, with everything from cobots to IoT connectivity solutions for the shop floor. Also, it looks like the organizers saved some […]

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CWIEME Follow-Up

Details scarce, promises big Two weeks after a surprise announcement that left many scheduled showgoers hanging, we check back in on details of the CWIEME Chicago trade show and conference. CWIEME Chicago, the mecca for all things coil winding and insulation, will now not take place until next September 16-18, 2019, in case you hadn’t […]

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Drones & EVs

Are the most robust markets for electric motor applications, says report Due to miniaturization in engine technologies, passing regulations for drone usage from the FAA (Federal Aviation Association) and the emergence of battery-powered plug-ins for automobiles, the global market for electric motors is advancing, according to a new report from BCC Research released Wednesday. Drones […]

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Electrician’s Discount

Window of opportunity in next 6 weeks The 10,000 Oregon electricians who will renew their licenses over the next six weeks will save more than $2,000,000 renewing their electrical licenses with ElectricalLicenseRenewal.com, according to a PRNewswire release Monday. This figure is “conservative given the average price of earning 24 hours of electrical continuing education in Oregon is roughly $340,” the renewal […]

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NAWT Training

Wastewater association offering new vacuum truck program, among others Whether you are an experienced industry professional or just starting out in the business, you may find value in the National Association of Wastewater Technicians introduction and inspections training courses. Successful completion of the training will get you a Certificate of Completion as an inspector by […]

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2020 NEC Open for Comment

60-day window on NFPA website The 2020 National Electrical Code is currently open for comment, according to the NFPA 70 website. This comes as part of a 60-day window that will end August 30th. The NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Covered […]

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Solar Doghouses

IBEW & NECA bring a creative side to training in the trades An alliance of two prestigious associations, formed to try to lure trade workers into the solar panel installation field…and its bark is just as good as its bite. Sponsored by billboard companies like Milwaukee Tool and 3M, IBEW and NECA are spearheading a program designed […]

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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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