Tag Archives: Cleveland

Koyo Shutdown

Bearings company’s Cleveland area facility to close JTEKT North America Corp., the company formed from the merger of bearings manufacturer Koyo Seiko and Toyodo Machine Works in 2006, is closing its facility in Westlake, Ohio, the company said in a WARN letter to the state. The company last year announced plans to close the Westlake […]

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Right in the Midst

IPS opens new Des Moines location Integrated Power Services (IPS), the North American contributor to the service and repair of electric motors, generators, and mechanical power transmission components, has expanded its operations with a new warehouse and field service office in Des Moines, Ia. The facility addition brings the IPS service network to 28 locations […]

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Training Solutions

As the problem persists, so do the counter-efforts I had to check to see how many times in this newsletter we’ve mentioned the issue of finding new, properly trained individuals. It’s 37, in merely nine months of publishing Direct & Current (for parameters, we counted any time the terms ‘skills gap’ or ‘training’ were mentioned). That […]

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Preparing for a Power Surge

Cleveland’s electrical grid braces for the Republican National Convention The Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, Ohio just about a month and a half from now, July 18-21. Putting aside all the expected hoopla and tension, we can evaluate what effect an event like this can have on a city’s power grid. In this […]

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