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ABB/Baldor at 100!

Congratulations to one of our oldest advertisers and a pioneering force in motors! In 1920, Edwin Ballman and Emil Doerr set out to “build a better motor,” defined as one that used less electricity. Now, a century later, ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors continue a legacy. “We continue to take ABB’s Baldor-Reliance motors to the next level […]

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Electric Bill Madness

Residential usage spikes 20%, while commercial/industrial lags You walk out your door, heading to work in the morning. You shut off the lights. You check to make sure unnecessary appliances are off, or in sleep mode. You turn off the television. Until recently. Ever since you-know-what, millions of Americans are working from home. First, it […]

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Qualitech Support

Another company helping out by producing PPE equipment, this time in the Caribbean Continuing our partial focus on companies that are taking an active role in fighting the coronavirus—in one way or another, whether that be PPE production or the donation of funds—we have another great example this week, from one of our Electrical Apparatus […]

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Worldwide Acquires Louis Allis

A bold move after 119 years: Two motor expertise companies team up to better serve their industry See? There are still business transactions happening this spring. WorldWide Electric, the Rochester-based developer, importer, and distributor, announced March 2 that it has acquired Louis Allis, the well-known specialty motor company based outside of Birmingham, Alabama. For Louis […]

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A Motor For EVs and Plant Machinery?

Scooters, bikes, electric cars…even wind turbines could get a lift Brad Hunstable of Linear Labs swears his company’s motor is nontraditional. The Texas based outfit considers itself a “smart motor company” and is headed by Hunstable and his father, who’s been working on motors and scores of other industrial equipment since the 1970s. What Linear […]

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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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North by Northwest

NWMS buys Visalia Electric to expand into its fourth state Northwest Motor Service, a motor service provider and distributor with locations in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, just expanded its presence in the region further with the acquisition of Visalia Electric Motor, the northern California shop of the town with the same name. The Visalia shop […]

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Industrial Conversion

Repurposing old coal mines can yield both wondrous and sinister results Retired coal mines are becoming a source of renewal; take German industrial sites, converted to entertainment locales. Meanwhile, in Kentucky, the idea of repurposing complicates an already-tense battleground. In Germany, these sites often amicably double down on the goal of progress, due to being […]

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Going Once, Going Twice

Bid now, visit later for a timely auction in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula For Midwesterners, late May into early June is always a good time to visit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Catch-and-keep season has just started for most fishermen, temperatures finally begin to rise, and the rivers and waterfalls usher in kayak and canoe enthusiasts. If you’re […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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