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Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

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Manufacturing Tales

Granola, yogurt: meet the industrial worker There are places in America where manufacturing is returning. They just don’t assume the nostalgic form that many of us would love to picture. In unexpected basins of manufacturing revival, the trades now incorporate automation, sustainability, and streamlined processes. Much different from your classic assembly line and factory. Here’s the thing, though: many […]

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Mergers & Awards

Shermco, AWEA, Allied Reliability, T.F. Hudgins… Shermco wins AWEA award. At the AWEA Operations, Maintenance and Safety Conference, held February 27 through March 2 in San Diego, Shermco Industries was among the recipients AWEA’s Gold Safety and Health Achievement Award. Included was ‘Silver Recognition’ which is based on 3 years of exemplary OSHA reported safety statistics.  Shermco’s […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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The Good River

Electromechanical solutions company to move from Memphis to Cincinnati area A large commercial electromechanical services company is doing some up-river relocating. Darana Hybrid, Inc., plans to move its offices from Memphis to the Greater Cincinnati area, it said in a press release January 30. As with any real estate move, location had a bundle to […]

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‘Ivy’ League of its Own

Once again, community colleges tackle the skills gap Certain outfits are addressing training in the “old fashioned way”, yet applying it to new technologies. The Ivy Tech Community Colleges of Indiana are offering mechanical classes aimed to fill the skills gap. The Indiana-based technical college is focusing on automation maintenance, mechatronics, and that of other new […]

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Jersey, Sure

The Garden State: Junctions, hard work, and…ospreys?  PATCO trouble. Recent transit delays at a critical junction on the East Coast involved the damage and subsequent replacement of over 20 motors—along with a unique, unforeseen issue for maintenance professionals to troubleshoot. The PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation) Speedline, which links Philadelphia’s SEPTA system to South Jersey via […]

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Hoists & Cranes Entertain

Columbus McKinnon’s entertainment training program Columbus McKinnon, the Getzville, NY-based designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling systems and services, is offering a special training program for riggers and hoist maintenance professionals in the entertainment industry. Courses in the program are spread out over an 8-month period beginning November 18th, and are offered at select locations across […]

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Brithinee Classes

Two classes on motor basics and VFDs will begin Nov. 16th  Brithinee Electric of Colton, CA, will be hosting two free courses on electric motors in the upcoming months. The first will be an entry level course on three-phase motors, maintenance and repair; while the second will cover more advanced aspects of three-phase motors as well […]

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Respect Your Welders

Lincoln Electric enlists two high-profile spokesmen in the fabricating industry Lincoln Electric is keeping it very Vegas at an upcoming convention by enlisting two big names to make sure its booth has plenty of draw beyond the company’s wide range of products in the fabrication industry. Lincoln has contracted the duo of  “master builder”, fabricator, and noted […]

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