Right To Repair

It might take another election to reignite the repair-rights conversation The Right to Repair movement is at a checkpoint in its marathon. No longer able to cling to the identity of a “nascent trend” but yet to gain critical support, Right to Repair has achieved great firsts, yet still requires a springboard to retain momentum. […]

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Pump-kinship

PumpMan adds to its NYC brotherhood The PumpMan is at it again. PumpMan, the pump service and repair company, successfully completed its tenth acquisition with the addition of Astoria, New York-based ABC Electric Corp. This is PumpMan’s second New York City acquisition and complements its December 2017 purchase of Brooklyn-based PumpMan NYC (formerly Federal Pump […]

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2019 EASA Convention Schedule

2019 convention in Las Vegas figures to be one of the best yet Vegas, baby, Vegas! The schedule for the 2019 EASA convention, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is officially out. First, here’s EASA’s daily agenda at a glance, beginning with Saturday, June 29th: • Registration Desk Open (8:00 – 5:00 pm) • Pre-Convention […]

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Wind Farm to Windy City

Proposed line will transport wind and solar energy from Iowa to Chicago’s wholesale power markets A bold proposal to take wholesale-level renewable energy sources underground via fiber optic cables, then tunnel it towards Chicago to supply two major markets with power, gained its first step of approval. Direct Connect Development Company (DC DevCo) announced the […]

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New Product Round-Up

Spring is a time for renewal. Here’s what some companies are nurturing. Ah, spring. It means cleaning for some, taxes for others, but it’s universally a time of renewal. In the electromechanical industry, a few leaders have new products out. Let’s take a look at some of these as we prepare for fresh air and […]

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The New PG&E

Utility attempts to move forward with executive personnel overhaul Pacific Gas & Electric, whose safety and negligence oversights became a public relations nightmare over the past decade, is turning the page. The embattled utility now attempts to move forward with an overhaul of its executive personnel, which it says will—first and foremost—guide the company through […]

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On the First Day

City Machine said: “Let there be skills” City Machine Technologies, Inc., the Youngstown company which has played headliner of late, has established National Skilled Trades Day to increase awareness about the benefits of skilled trades jobs in the United States and to celebrate skilled trades workers. National Skilled Trades Day will be observed on the […]

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More Than Maintenance

Hotel maintenance employee saves drowning toddler In an unnerving story turned heroic, a maintenance employee at a Daytona Beach hotel helped avert tragedy this week when he saved a three-year old boy from drowning in a hot tub. The man performed CPR on the spot after the toddler had been underwater for around two minutes, […]

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James Estes

Esteemed cartoonist passes away at age 77 EA learned of sad news this week, as one of our longtime contributors passed away at the age of 77. James Estes was one of the EA cartoonists who brought “Cy’s Super Service” to life, the trusted comic strip in every monthly issue of Electrical Apparatus. He also […]

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Report Cards

Beyond Mueller, there were at least two revealing reports issued this week Neither of these were the most famous report of this week. They might’ve both contained more valuable information. First, a report on workplace demographics found that gender equality comes at a price sometimes, as women get more jobs in certain fields causes others—such […]

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