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Wind Power Week

AWEA’s first annual event of its kind debuts across the country AWEA debuted its first-ever American Wind Week this week, continuing through Saturday. The celebration of wind power and energy is designed to bring together industry professionals and promote new initiatives. Partially organized in celebration of wind power emerging this year as America’s top source […]

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Positions Available

Latest jobs report shows positive signs for manufacturing The latest BLS jobs report: Highs, lows, with a side of salt. Job openings have hit an all-time high. That sounds good, but many experts are heeding caution. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector is performing at an unexpectedly robust level, continuing a pattern that has now powered through […]

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N.C. Power Outage

Outer Banks blackout causes 45K evacuation, state of emergency over weekend North Carolina’s Outer Banks shoreline lost power on Thursday afternoon of last week, causing over 45,000 tourists to evacuate the region and requiring a national state of emergency alert. A week later, local businesses affected by the blackout are suing a construction company after […]

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Our Powers Combined

Deepwater and Tesla link up for renewable superteam project Battery storage and wind power are combining forces in a large-scale project for the first time in the United States. Deepwater Wind, a major offshore wind power supplier, announced Monday it will team up with Tesla’s energy storage arm on a 40 MW/h project off the […]

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ABB Wins Iraq Order

Substation to connect new power plant near Basra to national grid ABB announced Wednesday it has won an order to supply and install a substation at the 3,000 megawatt Rumaila power plant, located in the Basra region of southern Iraq. The completed power plant will be operated by Shamara Holding Group (SHG), one of Iraq’s […]

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Four-Pronged Approach

Superior Plumbing & Heating acquires sheet metal company What do a sheet metal company, a plumbing operation, an underground contractor and an electrical repair company have in common? Usually not a lot—unless they’re in Salina, Kansas and are all owned by The Superior Group. This is one company that has figured out the benefits of […]

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Supplanted

An update on plant closings across the country Wednesday brought a positive announcement that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. This is certainly encouraging news for many, to see an ‘onshore’ effort established to foster production […]

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FBI Raids Plant

Feds take boxes from wastewater treatment facility in Terre Haute, Ind. Wastewater treatment plants have emerged in recent years as a reliable client for motor repair businesses, but most of us never thought one would also be the site of an FBI raid. Saddle up, because Wednesday’s “extremely random until we find out more” headlines included […]

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Deferred Maintenance

This is what happens when repair is neglected Awaiting a complete system failure is the nightmare scenario at the Arizona State Museum, where much of the electrical equipment has been in the basement, unchanged since the 1930s. The museum commemorating state history lies on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. In its […]

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Thar She Blows

Hywind Scotland to be world’s first floating windfarm As if installing wind farms out at sea weren’t ambitious enough, Statoil ASA, a Norwegian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, is going a step further and developing what it says will be the first floating wind farm off the northeastern coast of Scotland. […]

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