Tag Archives: manufacturing

Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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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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Electro-Federation Canada

Rebranded association strives for ‘smart’ sector applications A year after rebranding, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) has ‘powered up’ to roll out its brand further, unite the Canadian electrical industry and showcase all of its ingenuity and innovation, per a May 10 press release. The organization intends to strive for applications in the ‘smart’ sectors: automation, the industrial […]

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Tariffs & Trade

Try Trumping these trivial trade tribulations American manufacturers are on high alert right now. The industry’s outlook is uncertain due to the current trade negotiations with China, which have ratcheted up in 2019 and especially over the past month. Starting with a list of relevant items from this week’s proposal of modifications from the U.S., […]

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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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ACS, Mersen Sites

Repair catalog designed for manufacturers, new electrical power website debut Two comprehensive industry websites were released in April, offering new resources for everyone from manufacturers to utility customers. The first is a components catalog from ACS targeting manufacturers, and the second is designed for electrical power industry members from Mersen. In an effort to keep […]

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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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Hannover Messe 2019

World’s largest industrial trade fair runs April 1-5 in Germany It’s that time again. April doesn’t just mean fools, showers, and Easter…Hannover Messe is upon us. The world’s greatest trade show (I had ‘arguably’ in there, and decided not to argue with myself) kicks off for another full week this coming Monday. From manufacturing to […]

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Batteries (And Insurance) Included

Oregon’s ESS, Inc. signs novel 10-year agreement with Munich Re A German insurer became the first company to offer long-term insurance on large-scale battery and energy storage, it announced last week. Munich Re, an insurance group based in the German city of the same name, signed a 10-year contract with U.S. battery manufacturer ESS Inc., […]

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Mersen Scopes a Record

Electrical equipment company chosen for largest telescope project Mersen, the manufacturer of electrical power equipment and advanced materials, has announced that it will be taking part in the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) project run by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), helping to complete the fifth and final mirror for this giant future telescope, which is […]

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