Startup Boom

ServiceTitan offers software for home improvement A Southern California startup is demonstrating the rapid growth attainable from crowdfunding—as well as the potential for repair businesses operated through software. ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based software provider for home services businesses, announced $165 million in Series D funding (at a $1.65 billion dollar post-money valuation) via press release Wednesday. […]

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PG&E

Embattled utility yet again faces scrutiny for wildfires California’s primary utility is facing increased scrutiny connected to the “Camp Fire” wildfire that is devastating a large portion of the state. An NBC News report Tuesday suggested that the company may have known about a recurring issue that potentially triggered the fire. Sources in the report […]

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Workforce Profiles

EMC collaborates with Tidewater Community College With an Electrical Apparatus issue highlighting workforce dynamics approaching, we take a look at some examples of associated workers that mirror those to come in the print pages of EA. EMC, a company familiar to those in the world of rotating equipment and beyond, is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. […]

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EPRI Grant

$6 million to train next generation of utility workers The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been selected to receive a $6 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to train the next generation of electric utility workers. The award, the largest of 53 DOE workforce development grants, will […]

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Solar Golf Carts

Another market trends toward renewable energy The introduction of solar-powered golf carts is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global golf cart market 2018-2022. With prices of electricity, petrol, and gas rising, end-users have begun using solar-operated vehicles, including golf carts. Solar-operated golf carts require minimal maintenance costs and source solar energy […]

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Headwinds

Fury, frustration, even tears from proposed Seneca Wind project in Ohio Wind farms can be immensely beneficial as a renewable energy source. But local turnouts like those at this week’s continuing debate in Tiffin, Ohio show that they are sometimes viewed as an imposition to residents. Around 500 residents were reported to have shown up […]

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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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E-Bikes Go Mainstream

General Motors makes a splash, and wants you to name it In EV news, another sign that big auto giants are investing in electrics. General Motors introduced two new electric bikes November 2, slated for release in early 2019, along with a democratic surprise. Emblematic that major car companies are serious about investing in electric […]

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Sulzer Acquires Brithinee

Euro powerhouse teaming with American leader Swiss-based electromechanical powerhouse Sulzer announced it has acquired Brithinee Electric, one of the leading independent electromechanical service provider in Southern California, on Tuesday. Last year, Brithinee, located in Colton, Calif., recorded annual sales of about $10 million with a workforce of 46 employees, according to a press release sent […]

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Motion For No Recess

This company takes its name seriously Motion Industries really has that shark mentality. And that doesn’t mean shark in a business sense, necessarily—more so that it embodies its own name. The company has been in constant play this month, as if settling down would stop it dead in the water. MI has appointed Hal Midkiff […]

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