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Mahle Motor

German manufacturer developing magnet-free traction motor with no rare earths As the crusade for higher efficiency motors continues, some experts are expressing concern about the availability of rare-earths to build them. German manufacturer Mahle says it is making progress on that front, the company detailed in a May 5 press release. Mahle “is currently developing […]

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Chinese Checkers

The nation navigates good and bad trends in its quest for energy dominance Competition with China is omnipresent in American headlines, political discourse, and the outlook for industry flashpoints such as onshore manufacturing, trade, and supply chain logistics. It’s become nearly impossible to avoid. For those of us wary of the hyper-productive industrial behemoth, well, […]

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Jenkins Adds Two Industry Veterans

Charlotte service center adds experience, “fresh thinking” with two industry experts Jenkins Electric, the 114-year-old Charlotte-based service center, has good news. Led by Iain Jenkins, a third generation president “who is focused on growth and solving industry problems,” per Crystal Bristow, the company’s vice president of marketing, Jenkins just made its next step in solving […]

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Cooler Heads

They’re hiring, they want your feedback, and they can keep your drink cold. Not bad. Ideal Electric has hope for the holidays. The well-known, 117-year old Ohio company is looking for a sales manager, and also open for regular feedback via email if you’re a customer. Take time to do a short survey, and you […]

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Fumesday

Clean power jobs take a massive hit 12,500 jobs were added to the clean energy sector in September. That might seem like a decent quota for a minority industry, until one sees the comparatives. That number means almost 14% of the sector’s pre-COVID-19 workforce is left unemployed, according to the latest analysis of federal unemployment filings prepared […]

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The Latest Blow to Restaurants? A Heater Shortage

Patio dining remains the main source of customers as weather turns cold As the restaurant industry continues to grapple with COVID-19 regulations, lukewarm attendance, and a rattled market, the approaching winter already poses a new threat it can ill afford: a shortage of affordable outdoor heating units. While this appears to be a crippling blow […]

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Republic Steel Revitalization

Massive industrial project breaks ground on Chicago’s Southeast Side Jobs. Manufacturing. Revitalization. Historic. These are all wonderful keywords said to embody the upcoming Commerce Park Chicago development project….if all goes according to plan. As of last week? Things are looking promising, and groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting on the initial buildings has already begun. Marking the largest […]

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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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Machine Tool Days

Siemens event offers further insight on the hotly debated “remote diagnostics” trend Two weeks ago, we discussed the integration of “remote” applications permeating the plant and field maintenance industries. Centered around the release of Schneider Electric’s new platform, this item led to valuable discourse, both in our comments and e-mail inboxes, about the concerns and […]

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No Small Hires: Southwire

Fernando Esquivel named executive VP of HR Noted wire manufacturer Southwire welcomes Fernando Esquivel as its new executive vice president of human resources, the Carrollton, Ga., company said in a press release on its blog September 18. Esquivel’s “multi-faceted background aligns well with the company’s values and culture,” Southwire said, adding that through his leadership, […]

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