Flender’s Game

Siemens jettisons mechanical drives business for $2.4 billion Flender, the mechanical drives company with applications from wind power gearboxes to wastewater management, was made an independent business by its previous owner, Siemens, recently. That indicated an upcoming sale, which was completed last week when Washington, D.C. investment firm The Carlyle Group purchased the business unit […]

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WEF “Joins the UN”

Water quality organization officially partner of UN-Water The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now an official partner of UN-Water, which coordinates the efforts of United Nations (UN) entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues. If you want to learn what exactly UN-Water is and does, they have a YouTube page full of […]

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Picture Me Polling

With the big result undetermined, we look at industry-relevant choices As of 2:30 (Central Time) this afternoon, we don’t yet know who won the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Say no more other than “that seems fitting” in a year defined by chaos and uncertainty. What we do have some idea of are certain things on […]

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Proper Copper?

Researchers increase conductivity by five percent Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) say they have increased the conductivity of copper wire by about five percent. That may seem like a small amount, but it can make a big difference in motor efficiency. One of the main reasons? Higher conductivity equals less copper for the […]

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Vested Interest

Midpoint Bearing’s co-founder wins prestigious PTDA award C.C. Vest, co-founder of Canadian distributor Midpoint Bearing, is the latest to win perhaps the most prestigious women’s award in the industry. Recognized – C.C. Vest, Co-founder of @MidpointBearing, receives @PTDAorg's 2020 Wendy B. McDonald Award for her contributions to her company and the power transmission/motion control industry. […]

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Downhill to Cross-Country

Vail Resorts invests big in neighboring Nebraska wind farm The Colorado winter resort town of Vail evokes one image: skiing. It’s easy to forget the neighboring state is flat as a canvas, making it one of the ideal wind farm environments in the world. Vail Resorts, the preeminent ski and vacation operative in its namesake, […]

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Etheredge Scuttles Plans

Louisiana shop makes a wise business decision in current climate Etheredge Industrial, a prominent Louisiana-based maintenance and rebuild operation with multiple shops in the state, was excited about the progress of two others, set to open in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge this year. Then, a combination of unforeseen costs and external economic pressures compelled […]

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EMC2 Indiana

= Emerging Manufacturing Collaborative Center for Indiana One sign of the times is that the most modern technology is permeating America’s heartland. It’s happening with electrical grid modernization, industrial-tech projects, and in this case, digital manufacturing. On Oct. 28, the state of Indiana announced the upcoming launch of a new smart manufacturing hub to support […]

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Have a Little Enthalpy

Shermco acquires Denver-based energy services company Shermco Industries, the Irving, Texas service and maintenance operation, has acquired Enthalpy Energy Services, a specialty technical services company based in Denver, according to an October 12 Shermco press release. Enthalpy (the company) provides design and field engineering, construction management, startup and commissioning, as well as testing, inspections, and […]

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A World of OSHA Violations

DOL memo stresses certainty of case over deterrence strategy Department of Labor workers, namely OSHA, are being told to stand down when it comes to press releases publicizing citations. Although they've proven effective in improving #workforce #safety & #health, @USDOLDeputy Secretary @PatPizzellaDOL says @OSHA_DOL will no longer publicize #OSHA citations, save for court judgments or […]

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