Tag Archives: generators

Out Like a Lion

NorthPoint Technical acquires Siemens Canada motor repair business For one company, the pleasantry describing March weather was reversed, to their good fortune. NorthPoint Technical Services ULC made a key acquisition to end March, going out like a lion, which happens to be its affiliate company’s namesake. Denver-based Lion Equity Partners, announced that its affiliate, NorthPoint, acquired […]

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Boeing Green

Hybrid planes for commuter flights said to be cleaner, cheaper Hybrid vehicles appear to be sincerely on their way from novelty to norm. Electric motors on aircraft are not entirely new, but the concept has yet to make real headway into the commercial market until this latest projection. Boeing’s mega-plant in Everett, Washington (the largest […]

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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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Welcome to Motors 101

Baldor’s introductory courses can get your staff started There are still openings left for two basic courses being offered by Baldor Electric Co. The Fort Smith, Ark. manufacturer is offering introductory courses on a range of technical subjects that can be essential for an incoming workforce. “Introduction to AC Motors” and “Introduction to Drives” still […]

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Expansion Teams, Pt. 2

Flanders again buys up new property for repair Flanders, the Evansville, Indiana-based manufacturer of heavy industry electric motors and generators, is breaking ground on a 6,750-square-foot administrative and warehouse building, adding to its footprint at 5785 S. Belvedere Ave., in Tucson. The company currently operates a 10,000 sq. foot repair facility off of Interstate 10. […]

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Tech Support

Electrical malfunction causes campus scare A weekly test of an automated motor-generator system at Tennessee Tech University malfunctioned on January 3rd, causing overheating and heavy smoke that nearly caught fire. Campus buildings were evacuated as multiple fire alarms were triggered. The incident also led to further inspection of equipment that yielded deficiencies, prompting a call […]

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Washington Monument

Obelisk will undergo at least 2 more years of repairs to elevators, motors During the Civil War, the construction of the Capitol building was a parallel that became looked at as a paradigm to quantify a nation’s turbulent search for unity. Originally constructed in the same era—the Washington Monument’s outlook could serve as a parallel […]

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Little Engines That Can

For storing renewables, take it back to the tracks One of the newest developing technologies in the renewable energy sector is regenerative braking, and the potential for applying it to a centuries-old industry and its infrastructure: train tracks. The basic principle is to gather energy used to move a train uphill and store it, recovering […]

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Safety & Health Concerns Abound

Grave reminders from accidents in New Jersey; UK There will never be a painless way for us to be reminded of the many safety concerns that come with the territory of hard work and the difficult responsibilities of manual labor. Sadly, two news items from the past week have provided harsh reminders of the worst […]

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No Progress Without Struggle

Mass. shop exhibits a fusion of tradition and innovation Bigelow Electrical is “providing old-school service honed into a nascent undertaking,” as described by Bill Thomas, correspondent for the Worcester Telegram. A statement that accurately describes what many related businesses would be proud to accomplish in the current climate. It’s something that cannot be done easily. “Without struggle, there […]

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