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Tragedy in Illinois

Terminated worker at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora open fires in warehouse A terrifying incident at an Illinois valve manufacturing facility last week may cause manufacturers to rethink their managerial and security practices. Five victims were killed and six others wounded—including five police officers — in a shooting at an Aurora industrial complex February 16, […]

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A New Normal

A progressive EV startup manufactures from a small Midwest town While Tesla seems to have somewhat hit its apex, countless electric vehicle manufacturers vie for the throne. One of them is doing while simultaneously helping to revitalize the town of Normal, Illinois. That company is Rivian Automotive. Rivian’s brain trust resides mostly in California—Battery, Electric […]

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First Class

Rockwell veterans program helping skills gap after 1 year On November 10, after three months of hard effort, Manpower Group and Rockwell Automation celebrated the first military veterans to graduate from the companies’ training school, the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, and secure high-paying jobs in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. The 12-week program launched in August […]

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Honey’s Home

Honeywell moves headquarters Manufacturing mammoth Honeywell is moving its headquarters from North Jersey to…North Carolina. Continuing a trend of American manufacturers moving their bases out of major cities due to tax benefits, Honeywell will relocate to Charlotte. The company said around 750 employees will remain at the Morris Plains, N.J. location, which was prime real […]

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Sulzer Acquires Brithinee

Euro powerhouse teaming with American leader Swiss-based electromechanical powerhouse Sulzer announced it has acquired Brithinee Electric, one of the leading independent electromechanical service provider in Southern California, on Tuesday. Last year, Brithinee, located in Colton, Calif., recorded annual sales of about $10 million with a workforce of 46 employees, according to a press release sent […]

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Obituary: Bill Swiger

Swiger Coil founder and industry fixture passes away William E. Swiger, Sr., founder of Swiger Coil Systems, Inc., passed away this week at the age of 92. Mr. Swiger, known as Bill, was the formative mind behind Swiger Coil, the Cleveland-based coil manufacturer now owned by Wabtec. Swiger—the company—has enriched the pages of Electrical Apparatus, […]

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Duracell Entering Storage

Campaign with Social Energy will launch in UK first International battery brand Duracell is set to launch a home energy storage system in partnership with a UK energy supply and services company: Social Energy. The company, which is owned by Project Solar UK and based in Staffordshire, uses cloud-based AI and software platforms to allow […]

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Manufacturing Optimism

Only problem: tackling skills gap becomes even tougher Optimism among manufacturers hits a high again in the latest quarterly survey of the sector. Slightly more than 92% of U.S. manufacturers responding to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers say they are either “somewhat or very positive” about their companies’ outlooks, a record high. […]

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Stay At The USMCA

Congressional approval still awaits as President touts ‘historic’ deal Updating a previous item, the United States, Mexico, and Canada inked a three-way agreement on North American trade on Monday. Colloquially being referred to as “the New NAFTA” by news outlets around the world, the agreement will officially be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). First, […]

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ISM Report

A manufacturing record punctuates sector’s hot streak The Institute of Supply Management, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, released its latest report on American economic activity, and it contains a manufacturing record that punctuates the sector’s recent hot streak. According to the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business, economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, […]

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