Tag Archives: electromechanical

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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Etheredge Opening New Location

Louisiana industrial service company will expand to Lake Charles Big news from the Bayou, as Louisiana state government announced a major development in the electromechanical industry Wednesday. Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards and Etheredge Industrial Services CEO Mike Etheredge announced the Shreveport-based company is creating a new machine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility near Lake Charles. […]

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EASA 2020 Canceled

Nashville plans nixed; full refunds in 30-45 days after first EASA cancellation since World War II It was a long wait and dire effort, but the electromechanical service and repair industry’s most prominent convention has officially been canceled. However, the 2020 EASA Convention & Solutions Expo was an admirable holdout, with a questionable status up […]

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Laron Joins OTC

Second Arizona outfit in as many months acquired by growing service provider Ohio Transmission Corporation, the industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Laron Inc., a leading service provider of mechanical and electric motor repair and engineering in the southwestern U.S., the companies announced January 21. Laron’s headquarters in Kingman, […]

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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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