Tag Archives: maintenance

More Than Maintenance

Hotel maintenance employee saves drowning toddler In an unnerving story turned heroic, a maintenance employee at a Daytona Beach hotel helped avert tragedy this week when he saved a three-year old boy from drowning in a hot tub. The man performed CPR on the spot after the toddler had been underwater for around two minutes, […]

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Startup Boom

ServiceTitan offers software for home improvement A Southern California startup is demonstrating the rapid growth attainable from crowdfunding—as well as the potential for repair businesses operated through software. ServiceTitan, a Glendale-based software provider for home services businesses, announced $165 million in Series D funding (at a $1.65 billion dollar post-money valuation) via press release Wednesday. […]

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PG&E

Embattled utility yet again faces scrutiny for wildfires California’s primary utility is facing increased scrutiny connected to the “Camp Fire” wildfire that is devastating a large portion of the state. An NBC News report Tuesday suggested that the company may have known about a recurring issue that potentially triggered the fire. Sources in the report […]

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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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