All-Purpose

Oregon repairman opening auto-industrial shop An Oregon man is aiming to fill a niche in his small hometown between primary auto repair and the few motor repair shops that have long turnaround from an over-saturation of clients. Moving back to his hometown after 20 years in the big city (Denver, Colo.), Marcus Sutfin has returned […]

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Up to Plenty Good

Grundfos enters partnership with ADRA International Grundfos, of Bjerringbro, Denmark, the manufacturer of fluid-management products and systems, has entered a partnership with ADRA International, a humanitarian organization operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to provide access to clean water for 1.5 million people in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the South Pacific over […]

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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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Motors Take Flight

CR Flight: a new company enters the drone zone UAV stands for unmanned aerial vehicle. There’s no need to familiarize yourself with the term, because these are widely identified by their shorter, easier name: drones. From the military to the backyard, drones have become an American constant over the past decade. A new company, CR […]

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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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Tempels of Zoom

Company known for its steel moving into German EV market Tempel, the Chicago-based producer of electric steel laminations for motors, generators and transformers, announced July 7 the opening of a new office for sales, strategic planning and engineering in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany. The new office opens with the intention of giving Tempel a platform to explore its […]

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Motion Scoops Numatic

Acquisition adds more automation experience Motion Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala., announced today the acquisition of Numatic Engineering, the Los Angeles-based robotics company. Execution of the transaction will occur on August 1st, according to a Motion press release sent to EA Thursday. Founded in 1955, Numatic Engineering has sixty years of experience selling and supporting […]

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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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Robotics Team Missing

Six members of Burundi team may have voluntarily fled to Canada A team of six high-school age students was reported missing following a national robotics competition that took place in Washington, D.C., this week. The FIRST Global Challenge 2017, held Sunday through Tuesday of this past week, included six members of the Burundi robotics team […]

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North by Northwest

Onward and upward for an internship program in Washington state Northwest Motor Sales & Services, is raising two birds in one nest: addressing the skills gap and providing options for young adults in difficult situations. The Longview, Wash., motor shop has recently engaged with a program from Goodwill Industries and Workforce Southwest Washington that provides internships […]

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