Tag Archives: maintenance

Uncaged Bird

MagniX runs successful 350 HP test for electric Cessna MagniX, the electric aviation company based in Redmond, Wash., today announced the successful testing of a 350 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted on a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’. Described as a milestone not only by the company but by news outlets including WIRED […]

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Kopp Shop

Buffalo native, 77, brought us the surge protector When it comes to successful inventions, a recorded lineage of hits and misses exists in consumer electronics. Practicality is the name of the game; and safety can often be the genesis of that requirement. Harold P. Kopp, who passed away last month at age 77, put a […]

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Ares to Argo

Major sale of electric transmission line in New Jersey, NYC Ares EIF, the power and infrastructure strategy at Ares Management, and Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced today that they have signed an agreement to sell their respective interests in Hudson Transmission Partners, to an investment […]

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Canadian Acquisition

Wolseley Canada acquires James Electric With EA‘s October international issue about to hit the press, this important international acquisition comes at the perfect time, and not far from home. Keith Strachan, general manager, Wolseley Canada Western Region recently announced the acquisition of James Electric Motor Services, a market leader in the sale of pumps and […]

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Shermco Partially Bought

Widup, other management to retain ownership positions Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced June 5 that it has acquired Shermco Industries—one of the leading independent providers of electrical testing, maintenance, and repair services in North America and a name that rings out in the electrical apparatus industry—from funds managed by Oaktree Capital […]

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Planes to Pedals

Aircraft mechanic-turned-electric bike salesman While the electric vehicle industry continues its ascent, one subsection gaining a decent amount of traction in recent years is the electric bike arena. It seems as if every variety of vehicle is being electrified nowadays, generally in the interest of greater efficiency. With electric bikes, there comes an intriguing upside […]

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Motion to Compel

Motion Industries makes EIS its ‘Electrical Specialties Group’ Motion Industries has officially enlisted the services of its favorite cousin. The Birmingham, Ala.-based distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts is one of four prized subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Company (based in Atlanta). Motion has operated GPC’s industrial arm since 1976, alongside NAPA (automotive), S.P. […]

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The Fix Is In

On-site repair has always been important, but times are changing On-site repair has always been integral to plant and shop maintenance and business. However, in changing times, who does what—and how they do it—are changing as well. While traditional repairmen still make “house calls”, equipment end users in many industrial sectors are cutting back on […]

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Not Droning On

Utility drones are anything but boring Border States Electric of Fargo, N.D., announced an agency agreement with drone-maker eSmart Systems to provide the latter’s utility drone systems to customers in the 48 contiguous U.S. states. The two companies have been developing the technology for the utility and power generation industries for years. eSmart’s Thundercloud is […]

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HH: Collateral Damage

Secondary threats before and after the nation’s largest hurricane in a decade With Southeastern Texas, and specifically the Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont metro areas, taking on catastrophic flooding and generational damage from Hurricane Harvey for the duration of last weekend, all eyes were rightfully focused on that region heading into this week. The storm is […]

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