Out Like a Lion

NorthPoint Technical acquires Siemens Canada motor repair business For one company, the pleasantry describing March weather was reversed, to their good fortune. NorthPoint Technical Services ULC made a key acquisition to end March, going out like a lion, which happens to be its affiliate company’s namesake. Denver-based Lion Equity Partners, announced that its affiliate, NorthPoint, acquired […]

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Generating Buzz

Energy milestone reached in United Kingdom Official figures produced March 29 by the United Kingdom’s governmental publishing service show an energy milestone was reached in 2017. They show that wind farms and solar panels produced more electricity than the country’s eight nuclear power stations for the first time. Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions also continued to […]

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M&A: Metal & Automotive

AZZ, Bosch, and Terzo round out an M&A update AZZ wins bid for Lectrus assets, including facility in Chattanooga. Fort Worth-based AZZ Inc., the metal coatings services company with over 70 years of industry experience, announced March 23 that it has completed the purchase of certain assets of Lectrus Corporation, according to a joint press release. The Chattanooga, […]

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Nestle Pumps Up

The company just won a highly opposed decision in Michigan. In a state that has become a referendum on water equity, an important decision was made this week. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has approved Nestlé’s plan to boost the amount of water it takes from the state. Michigan citizens were outspoken against the […]

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Hack Attack

Cyberattacks target FERC, U.S. energy infrastructure The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is among the targets of alleged Iranian hackers indicted by the U.S. Justice Department on March 23. Nine members of an Iran-based company stole data from hundreds of universities and dozens of companies around the world, the DOJ said, acting in many cases on […]

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Garbage Time

Massive patch in the Pacific is way larger than we thought Ok, you don’t like EPA regulations. Sure, “people are too dramatic about pollution.” You’re convinced that climate change is a hoax. Maybe there’s no point in getting worked up about the environment. Maybe we should all accept that increased pollution is an inevitability, generated […]

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PEARL Conference

PEARL 2018 is all business…plus bowling, networking, and cocktails PEARL’s 21st conference and exhibition will revolve around its theme—the business side of electrical equipment reconditioning—but that doesn’t mean the organization took out all the fun. Registration is now open for the Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League’s (PEARL) annual conference, which will take place April 12th […]

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Storage Wars: ‘A’ List

ABB and Amazon are all over the grid ABB just keeps making waves. The Swiss-based company, which officially absorbed Baldor in name to begin the month, has now released a new energy storage solution for residential “prosumers” that offers modular capacity increases, a high-voltage battery for greater efficiency, and flexibility in how the system is installed. […]

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Innovation Station

New companies, innovative ideas, product releases When words like ‘efficiency’ and ‘solutions’ get oversaturated to the point of no meaning, and others like ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘innovative’ do the same, it’s easy to write off the thousands of press releases regarding new products that are distributed every day. However, if these aren’t given consideration, where would […]

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Territorial Tariffs

Chinese imports targeted; steel/aluminum modified The U.S. government announced plans to add more tariffs March 22, preparing to impose stiff increases on Chinese imports. It also modified the section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum in the past week. The goal of the former is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with China by $50 […]

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