Axalta Center Opens

Learning and development for coatings tech in California Axalta, the Philadelphia-based coatings supplier, recently announced the opening of its newest Learning and Development Center dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology in Pomona, California. The new facility is said to be “a state-of-the-art learning and training environment, complete with a new classroom, conference room, and equipment […]

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Hard Drivers

Researchers use magnets from used computer hard drive to power axial gap motor Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. In a first-ever demonstration of its kind, the permanent magnets made from rare earth elements were reused without alteration in an […]

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AHR Sessions

Educational schedule released for HVAC expo in Atlanta The AHR Expo will take place January 14-16, 2019 in Atlanta this year. The convention and trade show is an annual gathering for the HVAC/R industries, encompassing all heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation companies along with their repair specialists. AHR has released its educational sessions, adding more […]

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GE: Flannery Out; Culp In

30-year GE man lasts merely one year in precarious top spot Welp, that was quick. John Flannery lasted merely one year at the helm of General Electric Co., replaced yesterday by H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., as the embattled company’s CEO. Culp is a GE board member and the former chief of the Danaher Corporation, a […]

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Stay At The USMCA

Congressional approval still awaits as President touts ‘historic’ deal Updating a previous item, the United States, Mexico, and Canada inked a three-way agreement on North American trade on Monday. Colloquially being referred to as “the New NAFTA” by news outlets around the world, the agreement will officially be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). First, […]

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Cloud Cover

From CEOs to shop owners, cloud savvy is producing Barron’s released its list of the 30 best leaders in business, 2018 edition, this week. A main theme covered by the business magazine is that these CEOs have navigated the emergence of ‘cloud’ technology effectively. While this mostly applies to tech companies, it also included companies […]

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Uncaged Bird

MagniX runs successful 350 HP test for electric Cessna MagniX, the electric aviation company based in Redmond, Wash., today announced the successful testing of a 350 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted on a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’. Described as a milestone not only by the company but by news outlets including WIRED […]

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Vogtle Greenlight

A rare win for nukes as Georgia expansion gets approval All four project co-owners—Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power, MEAG Power and Dalton Utilities—voted Tuesday to continue construction of the two new nuclear units at the Vogtle Units 3 & 4 nuclear power plant site near Waynesboro, Ga. The decision marks a much-needed win for a battered […]

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Battery Breakthrough

Zinc batteries said to enable carbon-free energy storage Lithium-ion batteries have a bold new challenger in the emerging energy storage market. During the One Planet Summit in New York City Wednesday, Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman of NantEnergy and founder of that company’s research arm NantWorks, proclaimed a breakthrough in battery storage. Soon-Shiong unveiled that newly cultivated […]

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Pumps in Phoenix

In the prototypical American “oasis” city, pumps are the nervous system Another September, another acquisition for PumpMan. The Saddlebrook, N.J.-based company originated in Southern California prior to being bought by Soundcore Holdings in 2015. Its West Coast presence was bolstered through that acquisition, and the pump service and maintenance company added multiple locations since. It […]

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