Tag Archives: manufacturing

Plant Closings

Oregon transformer firm on the brink with 110 jobs on the line As many who follow manufacturing news closely know, plant closings are a regular occurrence. Electrical Apparatus tries our best to keep you posted on all of them. With the hopes that we can make most of these newsletters encouraging, and not depressing, we […]

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Daimler Turns the Tide

German automaker to invest $1B in Alabama plant Another gesture towards the potency of the electric vehicle market was made September 21, with a high-line German car builder also opting to ‘reshore’ 600 American jobs in the process. Germany’s Daimler said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to […]

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Balkan Express

Essex expands magnet wire branch to Eastern Europe Essex Group Inc., of Fort Wayne, Ind., announced Monday it plans to expand its round magnet wire and winding wire manufacturing capability to Eastern Europe. The new greenfield plant will be located in Serbia and provide global OEMs with the same magnet and winding wire Essex makes at […]

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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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MAC Exodus

Manufacturing Advisory Council disbanded, plants continue to close The Manufacturing Advisory Council was one of two such business advisory assemblies disbanded Wednesday afternoon following the departure of multiple CEOs over the previous two days. These departures included Inge Thulin, CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M, and Rich Kyle of The Timken Company (headquartered in North Canton, […]

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Positions Available

Latest jobs report shows positive signs for manufacturing The latest BLS jobs report: Highs, lows, with a side of salt. Job openings have hit an all-time high. That sounds good, but many experts are heeding caution. Meanwhile, the manufacturing sector is performing at an unexpectedly robust level, continuing a pattern that has now powered through […]

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Regulation Reduction

Report on manufacturing regulations to be released next week The Commerce Department is expected to release its first report on “streamlining permitting and reducing regulatory burdens for domestic manufacturing” early next week, CNBC reported Tuesday. The long-awaited report stems from a presidential memorandum issued January 24 which commissioned Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to review […]

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Hoosier Daddy

Magnet wire company expansion means jobs, dollars for Indiana Hoosiers aren’t losers. They’re hard workers, and many of them have experience in the trades. This week brought some welcoming news to the manufacturing sector, with reason for optimism for Indiana residents. A company that makes magnet wire will invest more than $7 million to expand in Fort […]

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Manufacturing Tales

Granola, yogurt: meet the industrial worker There are places in America where manufacturing is returning. They just don’t assume the nostalgic form that many of us would love to picture. In unexpected basins of manufacturing revival, the trades now incorporate automation, sustainability, and streamlined processes. Much different from your classic assembly line and factory. Here’s the thing, though: many […]

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3Months to Shutdown?

Plant closing watch: 3M’s Elyria, Ohio location With about three months left on the clock, there seems to be little hope for 3M’s Elyria, Ohio plant. Following a November announcement of closure slated for June 2017, the 140-odd employees of the sponge manufacturing facility lobbied tirelessly for a reversal. Inevitably, their hope was kindled by a changing […]

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