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Koontz-Wagner

Parent company to shut down; no impact on electrical contracting business The parent company of Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls has shut down the business that traces its South Bend, Ind., roots to 1921, the South Bend Tribune reported. In a news release Wednesday morning, Williams Industrial Services Group, formerly known as Global Power Equipment Group, said […]

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Mother of nVention

Pentair Electrical is now nVent Pentair Electrical has completed its spin-off into a singular company, and subsequently changed its name to nVent. Following its separation from the parent company of Pentair, nVent will become a $2.1 billion global company that provides enclosures, electric heat tracing solutions, complete heat management systems and electrical and fastening solutions. […]

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Manufacturing Defense

NEMA testifies to Congress subcommittee about electroindustry concerns National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor testified in front of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday at a hearing on improving the cyber and physical security of the electric grid. Pitsor contended that while NEMA is […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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Cool It!

Motor ventilation requirements vary by motor type; here are the major ones No machine, whether electrical or mechanical, operates entirely friction-free. Types of heat dissipation: convection, radiation, and more. Safe heat removal requires: Adequate heat flow paths from heat sources to heat dissipation surfaces. “Adequate” meaning low resistance to heat flow and short path length. […]

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Electrical Manager

Coping with change in the workplace Organizational change comes in many forms: new bosses, new employees, mergers, acquisitions, transfers, promotions, demotions, downsizing, job enlargement, temporary assignments, job rotations, sabbaticals. And being confronted with one or more of these is not a matter of “if” but “when”. The first step to accounting for said changes is […]

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Deck the Halls

A Christmas story, or two The Electrical Apparatus staff would like to wish all of our readers and friends a safe and happy holiday season. In the spirit of Santa, surprises, and short-circuits, we’ve found a few tidbits from recent news that combine our wide range of coverage with seasonal classics. At the very least, […]

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Recovery Through Reconditioning

PEARL aids in Harvey’s aftermath by restoring vital electrical equipment As another part of the country braces for the impact of a second deadly hurricane this weekend, those in Texas and Louisiana along the Gulf Coast are only beginning to pick up the pieces and attempt to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. While this is […]

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Night in Day

Electrical engineer in Oregon builds eclipse-catered house August 21st is a big day…with a little bit of night. The most complete solar eclipse in recent memory will glaze its way right across the United States like an award-winner’s ribbon, carving an almost perfect diagonal pathway from Oregon to South Carolina. One electrical engineer in that […]

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A Midwinter Tann

K.C. electrical service company now does restaurants Many companies are looking for new ways to expand their business and diversify. One way is to develop a presence in selected industries. Restaurants, for one, have specialized lighting, commercial-grade appliances, sophisticated sound equipment and other electrical devices that require special attention. Tann Electric, the Lenexa, Kan., electrical company, […]

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