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Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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Progress Pod

Esteemed organization demonstrates fluid transition to new media The Association of Facilities Engineering has a new podcast. The AFE Factor, a solid exhibition of how historically rooted workforce organizations can transition to new media, premiered July 31. Hosted by Amir Clayton Powell aka “AC”, the organization’s executive director and CEO, the podcast is already rolling […]

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Web Crawl

VFDs.com, Ghent, IEA, Quora busier than ever with more people inside in 2020 Lockdown equals more computer time (as if most of society weren’t screenheads already), so this month, we’ll be checking in on some of the industry’s best web resources. As Bill O’Leary put it (miss you, Bill!) in the April 2017 edition of […]

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NRWA Appoints New CEO

With a newly appointed CEO, this organization tackles water problems Move over, NRA. The addition of one letter—standing for humankind’s most important resource—makes the NRWA more crucial environmentally than even you are politically. A new CEO, new membership portal, and far-reaching public health initiatives are just a few of the things that makes the National […]

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Eaton Greet

Hack handbook includes IT tricks and products Eaton is promoting its “IT Hacks” eBook, featuring 25 efficiency-enhancing IT tricks. These include using items that are already in your workspace, work-from-homespace, or general sphere. Did you ever notice, for example, that Beanie Babies can double as ergonomic wrist rests to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome? Or […]

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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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EASA 2020 Canceled

Nashville plans nixed; full refunds in 30-45 days after first EASA cancellation since World War II It was a long wait and dire effort, but the electromechanical service and repair industry’s most prominent convention has officially been canceled. However, the 2020 EASA Convention & Solutions Expo was an admirable holdout, with a questionable status up […]

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ACS, Mersen Sites

Repair catalog designed for manufacturers, new electrical power website debut Two comprehensive industry websites were released in April, offering new resources for everyone from manufacturers to utility customers. The first is a components catalog from ACS targeting manufacturers, and the second is designed for electrical power industry members from Mersen. In an effort to keep […]

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Manufacturing Optimism

Only problem: tackling skills gap becomes even tougher Optimism among manufacturers hits a high again in the latest quarterly survey of the sector. Slightly more than 92% of U.S. manufacturers responding to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers say they are either “somewhat or very positive” about their companies’ outlooks, a record high. […]

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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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