Tag Archives: Cleveland

Obituary: Bill Swiger

Swiger Coil founder and industry fixture passes away William E. Swiger, Sr., founder of Swiger Coil Systems, Inc., passed away this week at the age of 92. Mr. Swiger, known as Bill, was the formative mind behind Swiger Coil, the Cleveland-based coil manufacturer now owned by Wabtec. Swiger—the company—has enriched the pages of Electrical Apparatus, […]

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TransDigm Acquires Esterline

Aerospace, motors and generators companies to combine in $4B sale In a major business brief, aerospace and defense company TransDigm Group Incorporated (Cleveland, Oh.) and Esterline Technologies Corporation of Bellevue, Wash., announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which TransDigm will purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of […]

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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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