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BSA Awards

Three industry companies win the 2020 BSA Excellence Awards The Bearings Specialists Association (BSA) released its 2020 Excellence Awards February 2. The organization’s president, Jim Scardina of Midwest-based Bearing Headquarters Company, announced three winners of the annual BSA Excellence Awards for outstanding service by bearing distributors and bearing manufacturers to end users during BSA’s annual […]

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A Humdinger from Kundinger

Midwest co. launches electromechanical product line with Parker Hannifin Kundinger, the Wisconsin and Michigan-based fluid power, automation, and process control servicer, recently announced the launch of a new product line featuring products from Parker Hannifin’s electromechanical and drives division. The partnership “expands Kundinger’s industrial automation offerings to complement its hydraulic and pneumatic mechanical products,” per […]

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Canadian Expansion

ABB, IPS team up to tackle markets in three provinces ABB and IPS have entered into a partnership for the sale and service of motors and drives to customers in Western Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. IPS is now fully trained on selling, engineering and servicing ABB motors, drives, switchgear and related products, per a September 22 press release […]

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PEI Acquires Fibertek

Tennessee manufacturer of tapes and laminates has history dating to 1898 In a union of two historic companies, both proven in the insulation sector, Pittsburgh Electrical Insulation, Inc. (PEI) announced the acquisition of the Electrical Products Division of Fibertek, Inc. of Franklin, Tenn., Tuesday. Fibertek, Inc. is a manufacturer of leading-edge specialty fiberglass tapes and […]

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Phil It Up: BDS Makes Two Acquisitions

Philadelphia-based bearings company acquirers two area repair ops and distributors Bearing & Drive Solutions (BDS) of the Philadelphia region, a familiar name in the world of industrial distribution since 1978, has acquired two more stalwarts in the industry: Philadelphia Ball and Roller Bearing (that of 400 N. 6th St. in Philadelphia) and Universal Motor Distributors, […]

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Propelling UAV Distribution

An American-based alliance for electric drone motors ePropelled, a magnetic engineering technology company for electro-magnetic motors, announced they have signed an agreement to bring UAV Propulsion Tech of Tampa, Fla., on as a distributor of their electric motors to market their products to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry…basically what […]

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Grainger Things

As “silent partner” in five-way deal, industrial supply giant doubled mark-up W.W. Grainger is just one example of a company profiting off the coronavirus pandemic. At least the equipment in question in its current situation is for a useful purpose. It pays to distribute, sometimes, as Grainger was needed to facilitate an important deal recently. […]

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EIS Names New CEO

Glenn Pennycook brings experience in electronics, cabling markets from Belden EIS, the major North American distributor, has appointed Glenn Pennycook to the position of Chief Executive Officer, the company announced April 6. “We’re excited to have Glenn join us during our transformational stage,” said Bonnie Bergkessel, EIS marketing manager. Pennycook has experience in the electronics […]

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Worldwide Acquires Louis Allis

A bold move after 119 years: Two motor expertise companies team up to better serve their industry See? There are still business transactions happening this spring. WorldWide Electric, the Rochester-based developer, importer, and distributor, announced March 2 that it has acquired Louis Allis, the well-known specialty motor company based outside of Birmingham, Alabama. For Louis […]

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PTDA’s Hefty 6th Edition

Latest version of transmission/motor control reference bible is out The Power Transmission Distributors Association‘s new handbook carries a lot of weight. That’s not surprising, seeing as it’s nearly 400 pages. By weight alone, it's way more than a "handbook", The almost-400 page, 17-chapter, SIXTH edition of @ptdaorg's long-valued power transmission/motion control reference is available now […]

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