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Weld Inspection: Is Automated Better?

Yaskawa webinar touts robotic assist techniques, but we have questions A webinar on Tuesday hosted by Yaskawa prompted our consideration of a persistent question: is a new, highly-advertised automated process more effective than its predecessor? In this case, Yaskawa was touting its automated welding inspection applications. Hosted by Jeff Noruk of Servo-Robot, the manufacturer of […]

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Signs of Growth @ Tekwell

Company has three service centers in Tennesee, Georgia; announces seven new appointments Tekwell Services, the Tennessean motor repair operation, announced the always-encouraging addition of jobs to the company September 16. Tekwell, which has three main locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Cartersville, Ga., “is growing rapidly” per a press release sent to Electrical Apparatus, and added […]

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Jay Industrial Flexes Muscle

The Birmingham-based service and manufacturing business has acquired a service center in North Alabama. Jay Industrial Repair, the Birmingham, Ala., service center and manufacturing outfit, has acquired Flanders Electric Motor Service, Inc.’s Muscle Shoals Regional Service Center, the company announced in an August 31 news release on its website. The purchase reportedly further increases Jay […]

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Job Market, Manufacturing Show Signs of Growth

As a colleague said: “a bit of good news at a time when we can all probably use it.” Those looking for a light at the end of the tunnel have been starved for it most of the summer, but may have found respite in recent U.S. workforce statistics. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.37 million […]

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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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Continental Drift

Company known for tires to retain nearly 450 jobs and brings an additional 130 jobs to Texas Technology company Continental is well into its rebrand (recall: “technology company” Continental) as we begin the ’20s. And although its far more than just a tire company, that’s still its bread and butter when it comes to manufacturing […]

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EBM-Papst: New Ribbon

German fan specialist invests $37 million, expects 200 jobs in Tennessee plant opening In an industrial park near Johnson City, Tennessee, ebm-papst has acquired 30 acres (12 hectares) of land and plans to invest USD 37 million for the expansion of a new plant. The fan specialist has also acquired 30 acres (12 hectares) of […]

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Record Re-a-shore-ance

Initiative brought back over 145,000 jobs to U.S. in 2018, per report In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in history, up 38% from 2017, according to The Reshoring Initiative, a Sarasota, Fla.-based organization focused on bringing jobs back to the United States […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

Power distribution, substation, elevator maintenance, power plant operation A CNBC report using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the ten highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree in the United States right now. We break down half of those—which happen to occur in skilled sectors highly familiar […]

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Foxconn Drama

Foxconn lacking clarity, sowing doubt in Wisconsin two years in. Foxconn’s bold plans for the state of Wisconsin are under scrutiny amidst public relations confusion, scarcity of details, and lack of progress. The tech manufacturer was highly touted by everyone from Pumps & Systems to President Trump when it pledged to create at least 3,000 […]

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