Man-u-facts

Sector continues to show resilience A sector once thought to be on its last legs continues to surprise. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that 24,000 manufacturing jobs were added in April. One specific indicator of growth came from The Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index, which jumped to 34.4 in May from […]

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A-Tech, We-Tech

Ohio company opens its lab to the public to help workforce A Jefferson Township, Ohio company is opening up its maintenance lab to the public. A-Tech’s adult skill training offerings are expanding, as the campus’ industrial maintenance lab opens to the public this year — at a time when local and regional employers struggle to […]

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Itemized Judgments

Branding case develops for FABTECH exhibitor The EU General Court has said that graphic elements of a trademark do not “divert attention” from the descriptiveness of the mark. The Sixth Chamber of the court delivered judgment yesterday, May 28 in an appeal brought by German company Item Industrietechnik. Headquartered in Germany, Item designs and sells […]

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Bye Aerospace

Company partners with Siemens for potentially groundbreaking plane Bye Aerospace has partnered with Siemens for future development of the company’s Sun Flyer 2. Siemens will provide the electric propulsion motor and inverter for the plane. “Members of the Siemens team have already been participating in development and certification meetings with the FAA, and we will […]

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Moving On Up

Kentucky shop switching locations, but not towns Longtime Henderson (KY) mainstay Electric Motors Inc., has announced it will be moving from its current location on Highway 41 North into a new facility located at 3057 B Ohio Drive in Henderson. The move will allow Electric Motors Inc. to better serve its customer base by providing […]

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Switch’d Up

Finnish PM generator manufacturer teams with Yaskawa division PM generator manufacturer The Switch is now officially the Yaskawa Environmental Energy Division. With global responsibility in selected areas of wind, marine, and turbo/industry applications, the Helsinki, Finland-based company views the rebranding as a good foundation to continue focusing on its mission to electrify the world with […]

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A Unified Drive

A South African motor repair service defies the odds Unidrive Electric Motors has scored another major achievement with its appointment as the official repair and service center for Zest WEG Group’s low voltage motors division in South Africa. It is another symbol of credibility for a company that has defied the odds over the past […]

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Generators to Gardens

Two important bills signed Wednesday regarding energy in New Jersey New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed several legislative initiatives on Wednesday to advance the state’s clean energy goals, including a controversial bill that would subsidize the continued operation of nuclear power plants. The new nuclear law, which could cost about $300 million a year, establishes […]

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Winnebagoes Electric

Iconic RV company announces launch of zero-emissions platform with Motiv Winnebago Industries, Inc., the Forest City, Iowa-based recreation vehicle manufacturer, has announced the launch of an all-electric/zero-emission commercial vehicle platform through the Company’s Specialty Vehicles Division. In conjunction, the company synonymous with the RV also announced a strategic partnership with Motiv Power Systems, Inc., a […]

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On The Rails

GE and Wabtec combine forces on transportation Wabtec Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric. The combination will make Wabtec a Fortune 500, global transportation leader in rail equipment, software and services, with operations in more than 50 countries. Under the agreement, which has been […]

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