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Hitachi Buys ABB Power Grids

Baldor’s parent company will focus on industrial customers after “significant milestone” Hitachi completed a buyout of a majority of ABB’s Power Grids unit July 1, according to a BusinessWire press release. ABB, whose portfolio is focused on industrial customers, called the move “a significant milestone in the company’s transformation towards a decentralized global technology company” in […]

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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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Transformation on Track

ABB’s 2019 results show a resilient, versatile company weathering the storm ABB has been through the storm, weathered the storm, at the eye of the storm…pick your meteorological phrase. Executive shuffle, repurposing of businesses and branches, mergers and acquisitions—all have occurred at the Swiss-based tech-industrial conglomerate during the chaotic decade that was the 2010s. Through […]

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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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