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AWWA Virtual Summit

September 23-24 at home office booth near you! The American Water Works Association announced it is backing a full-on virtual blitz to substitute for its an annual convention come September. The AWWA Virtual Summit will take place September 23-24 and sure seems to be planning to pack a ton into those two days. Major themes […]

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Fanuc Adds 5-Axis

Company’s CNC workforce platform now includes training option for skills gap FANUC’s CNC machining workforce development solution now includes a new training option addresses the manufacturing skills gap and the need for more advanced machine tool operators. To “further develop the next-gen manufacturing workforce,” FANUC America, the Rochester Hills, Mich., based branch of the Japanese […]

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Finding Yourself in the Trades

IBEW’s 2019 apprentice of the year shows benefits of an often-unconsidered industry “Four years ago, my whole game plan was I was gonna become a pharmacist. I worked in pharmacy….it didn’t fit my soul. None of it fit my soul, none of it felt rewarding. I didn’t know what I was going to do, and […]

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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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Students of the Screen

With students at home, K-12 “blended learning” platforms are needed This month, we’ve discussed some of the larger organizations’ shift to virtual learning platforms in the wake of stay-at-home orders and the like (be sure to watch out for a sidebar on this topic in our June issue!). Here, an advance look at an organization […]

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SKF Scientist Awarded Honorary Post in London

Visiting professorship at Imperial College’s Mechanical Engineering department Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel, a principal scientist at bearing manufacturer SKF‘s research and technology development department, has been awarded an honorary professorship by Imperial College in London, one of the world’s leading science and engineering universities. The visiting professorship puts Morales-Espejel in charge of the topic of tribology […]

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Training: Tech Colleges Return, Go Virtual

“Essential” training, including electromechanics, returns to Lakeshore Technical College Certain training courses deemed “essential”, including electromechanics, are returning to in-person methods at various spots across the U.S., specifically in states that have eased stay-at-home orders, such as Wisconsin, home to Lakeshore Technical College. The college, founded in 1967 and based in Cleveland, Wisc., now has […]

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Grundfos Training Manager Appointed to H.I. Board

Jim Swetye named Hydraulic Institute’s VP of Education Grundfos, the Danish pump and water technology manufacturer with American headquarters in Houston, has appointed Jim Swetye, Grundfos Technical Training Manager, to serve on the Board of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for 2020-2021 as Vice President of Education, the company announced in a May 7 press release […]

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P2S Acquires Notkin

Expands company’s engineering and commissioning presence into the Pacific Northwest P2S Inc. of Long Beach, California, a provider of professional engineering, commissioning, and construction management services, announced in a May 11 press release that it has acquired Notkin Mechanical Engineers, an award-winning mechanical design firm based in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1951, Notkin specializes in […]

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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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