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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Food Safe Bearings

ABB launches new mounted ball line for food manufacturers In the food and beverage industry, equipment requires some of the most thorough maintenance. Failures due to water ingress, grease wash-out, and corrosion, as well as stringent health regulations and the effects of the cleaning chemicals this merit, are all regular headaches for food and beverage […]

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In Motion

Birmingham distributor promotes three management execs Birmingham, Ala.-based Motion Industries, the distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, recently announced three management changes, effective December 11, 2017. Tim Breen, Motion Industries President and CEO, announced the following promotions: Randy Breaux was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing, Distribution, and Purchasing. The increased cooperation among […]

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A Bluesy Note

ABB to discontinue production in St. Louis; 120 jobs lost ABB announced Monday that it would discontinue production at its St. Louis facility, where power transformers are made, as part of a larger realignment to its power grid business. The Swiss engineering group’s Power Grids division has dropped by 9 percent in 2017, making it […]

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Welcome to Motors 101

Baldor’s introductory courses can get your staff started There are still openings left for two basic courses being offered by Baldor Electric Co. The Fort Smith, Ark. manufacturer is offering introductory courses on a range of technical subjects that can be essential for an incoming workforce. “Introduction to AC Motors” and “Introduction to Drives” still […]

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A Baldor Tripleheader

One new implementation, two ongoing transitions at Baldor Electric Co. Baldor Electric Co. has made a few significant changes lately. Most recently, the company implemented an alternate method to improve production for some of its machining cells—collaborating with Mahr Federal to use air gaging that can improve GR&R and process capability on rotor shaft and endplate […]

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It’s An Offshore Thing

Major motor manufacturers among OTC exhibitors showcasing new products The 47th annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will take place May 2-5, 2016 in NRG Park in Houston, Texas. More than 90,000 professionals from over 120 countries are expected to attend, to exchange ideas and opinions for advancements in scientific and technical knowledge primarily related to offshore resources and environmental matters. Experts in the […]

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STEP Ahead Awards

130 female honorees announced by Manufacturing Institute In manufacturing news, The Manufacturing Institute has announced the 2016 STEP Ahead Award Honorees and Emerging Leaders for women in the manufacturing industry. STEP stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production. Women account for 47 percent of the national workforce, but only 27 percent of the manufacturing quota. Honorees “have […]

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Safe and Sound

Baldor achieves safety milestone Baldor Electric Co., of Fort Smith, Ark., has reached a 14 million hour safety milestone, per a news release on its website Monday. The company accomplished the milestone from August 10, 2010 through December 15, 2015, with approximately 1,250 employees at its main motor plant in Fort Smith. During this time the workers recorded more than 14 million hours […]

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Baldor launches VMI program

As part of a continued effort to collaborate with distributors, Baldor Electric Company (Fort Smith, AR) has launched a Vendor Managed Inventory program with Datalliance of Cincinnati. This partnership is designed to support and stimulate sales and constructed to enhance work with their distributors. It also aims to bolster collaborative projects. Executive VP Tom Mascari […]

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