Tag Archives: electromechanical

TPS Reports

…to Sager Electronics now. Take that, Bill Lumbergh. Sager Electronics, the Middleborough, Massachusetts distributor of electromechanical and power components, is set to acquire Technical Power Systems (TPS), a specialist in the production of custom battery assemblies headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Illinois. Sager announced the acquisition in a June 27 press release. Although […]

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Racehorse Rigging

Electrical devices used in brutal treatment of racehorses In the competitive world of horse racing, desire to win sometimes yields horrific measures. Participants resort to the use of electrical apparatus—specifically battery-powered shocking mechanisms called “jiggers”—in an effort to compel a horse’s physical ability. In the most recent instance, Australian trainer Jerrod McLean and his owner […]

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L&S Adds Garber to the Team

Garber Electric bought by L&S, combining two industry stalwarts in Midwest  Two Midwest-based industry stalwarts, well-versed in the world of electrical repair and maintenance, are now part of the same team. Look out, heartland! Garber Electric, the Ohio-based contractor, was bought by L&S Electric, the well-known Wisconsin-based repair operation you may have seen in the […]

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Trucking and Braking

Research touted as breakthrough for trucking industry The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and testing body PIT Group announced March 17 the organizations will be conducting joint research projects on fuel-savings and emerging braking technologies that include electromechanical systems. The two groups announced in September 2018 they had formed a strategic partnership […]

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Sulzer Acquires Brithinee

Euro powerhouse teaming with American leader Swiss-based electromechanical powerhouse Sulzer announced it has acquired Brithinee Electric, one of the leading independent electromechanical service provider in Southern California, on Tuesday. Last year, Brithinee, located in Colton, Calif., recorded annual sales of about $10 million with a workforce of 46 employees, according to a press release sent […]

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Beating the Timer

Recognizing change, Midwest Timer works with Lectro to get a jump Midwest Timer‘s acquisition of Lectro demonstrates how a company that knows its product is going obsolete can save its business. Midwest manufactures electromechanical timers in western Michigan. These instruments are used in home appliances. The company didn’t want to admit its once-essential product was […]

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Drones & EVs

Are the most robust markets for electric motor applications, says report Due to miniaturization in engine technologies, passing regulations for drone usage from the FAA (Federal Aviation Association) and the emergence of battery-powered plug-ins for automobiles, the global market for electric motors is advancing, according to a new report from BCC Research released Wednesday. Drones […]

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George Flolo Awarded

Chicagoland native wins EASA’s highest honor EASA’s Exceptional Achievement Service award is the highest honor the association offers. 2018 recipient George Flolo is in safe company. Since its inception in 1997, the esteemed award has been given to industry legends—and we don’t use that word lightly—such as Frank Leonard (Electro-Mechanical Corporation, Bristol, VA, 2012); E. […]

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He’s a Brickhouse

Eaton names new Electrical Systems president Power management company Eaton today announced that Brian Brickhouse has been named president, Electrical Systems and Services Group, effective July 1. Brickhouse will succeed Bill VanLandingham, who is retiring after 33 years of exceptional service. Brickhouse will lead Eaton’s teams that provide industry-leading global solutions, deep application expertise and […]

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All in the Family

Five employees retire from Dreisilker totaling 151 years of combined service For many of those in the electromechanical repair industry, Dreisilker Electric Motors of Glen Ellyn, Illinois outside Chicago is a familiar name. The family-owned business has a rich history in the Midwest and beyond, going back over 60 years. It is, simply, one of […]

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