Tag Archives: electric motors

Nikola Is Truckin’

You’re always hearing about Tesla. Here’s Nikola getting some recognition. Nikola Motors, the electric truck startup, announced it has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Considered an expert in the field of fuel cells, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. […]

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NEMA’s Notebook

Association publishes 2018 standards catalog The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published its 2018 edition of the reliable Electrical Standards & Products Guide March 1. The standards guide is commonplace in facilities across the United States, from plants to motor shops.  comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards and technical documents. ‘The Guide’ covers 56 product categories such as […]

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Moog Synthesizes Production

NY motion controls company to acquire Czech motor manufacturer A large American designer and manufacturer of motion control products has added a European motor manufacturer to its team. Moog Inc., based in East Aurora, N.Y., announced Friday, February 16 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vues Brno s.r.o., which designs and manufactures customized […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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Siemens Cuts Back

Power and Gas, Drives Divisions affected; most cuts will occur in Germany Heads up. Siemens is making cutbacks, and about half of them will fall in its home terrain. The German manufacturing conglomerate announced early Thursday of 6,900 jobs to be cut worldwide. They come mainly in response to shifts in the energy, process industries, […]

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The Ideal Acquisition

114-year-old company saved after being set to shut down A dependable mainstay of Ohio’s electric repair market—in business for over a century and slated for shutdown this past May—has been saved by new ownership. Ideal Electric Company, formerly owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, announced Wednesday it was acquired by a privately held […]

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North by Northwest

Onward and upward for an internship program in Washington state Northwest Motor Sales & Services, is raising two birds in one nest: addressing the skills gap and providing options for young adults in difficult situations. The Longview, Wash., motor shop has recently engaged with a program from Goodwill Industries and Workforce Southwest Washington that provides internships […]

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Helwig Brushes Up

Company makes strategic organization changes Helwig Carbon Products, Inc., the Milwaukee-based supplier of carbon brushes and holders for electric motors, announced Wednesday of several strategic changes in their organization “to position the company for growth and to better serve customers.” Citing changes in the industrial marketplace and the electric motor and generator markets, Helwig ushered […]

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GE Shake-Up

Immelt out; Flannery in, power and energy units combined General Electric announced Monday that John Flannery, current President and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO of the company by the GE Board of Directors. The move will be effective August 1, 2017. Jeff Immelt, current Chairman and CEO, will remain Chairman of the […]

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End of An Era

Blink Electric will shut down after 58 years Blink Electric Motors, Inc., a Marshalltown, Iowa motor repair shop, will close its doors at the end of this month. The news reflects a number recurring industry stress points, and raises questions about how independent, family-owned motor shops can continue to survive in the current industrial climate. […]

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