Tag Archives: Arkansas

ABB/Baldor at 100!

Congratulations to one of our oldest advertisers and a pioneering force in motors! In 1920, Edwin Ballman and Emil Doerr set out to “build a better motor,” defined as one that used less electricity. Now, a century later, ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors continue a legacy. “We continue to take ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors to the next level […]

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ResponsiveEd Pledges Bread For Your Head

Texas, Arkansas technical schools get $41M grant from DOE ResponsiveEd, the Lewisville, Texas educational nonprofit, was awarded a $41 million grant from the United States Department of Education April 6 to expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at Premier High School campuses across Texas and Arkansas. Over the next five years, funds will be […]

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Engineering Education

News & notes from the schools and universities around the country This week, we’re updating our readers on a number of noteworthy developments in the fields of engineering education. These items reflect an ever-important aspect of bridging the skills gap, providing resources for workers in the trades, and helping businesses in associated industries prepare for […]

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Training Access: Granted

Arkansas receives funding for E-M, automation skills gaps It’s always encouraging to hear of money going to a place that could really use it. With manufacturing skills gap being a widely acknowledged issue these days, manufacturing-related industries as they pertain to college are a fine place to start. A grant for $988,570 from the Arkansas Department of […]

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Robert Joseph Becker, 81

Arkansas shop owner dies at 81 Robert Joseph Becker, 81, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away on October 30th, 2015 in Fayetteville. He had been the co-owner of Electric Motor Center and Becko Machine Works in Fort Smith as well as Electric Motor Center in Springdale. Bob was born on November 17th, 1933, in Hartman […]

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