Tag Archives: motors and generators

Another Round? No Thanks

Leroy-Somer layoffs in Tennessee Another round? No, thank you, I’ve had enough. In a working-class Utopia, corporate structure would resemble a bartender-patron relationship. In reality, employees don’t get a choice. Here’s the latest chapter in a series of unfortunate layoffs in America: from a Leroy-Somer plant in Lexington, Tennessee. 63 employees in Lexington are expected to […]

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Where There’s Smoke

Questionable usage of motors and generators causes fire at Utah residence Motors and generators being used independently by residents at a home in Sandy, Utah caught fire and caused extensive damage to the dwelling, the displacement of the inhabitants, and potential danger to surroundings on Sunday, March 25. While the reason for personal use of […]

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Motherson Connection?

Supposed bid for Bosch’s mo/gen division: $600m Motherson Sumi, the multinational auto components company based in India, could be continuing a spree of acquisitions. The company is reportedly mulling a $600 million purchase of Bosch’s starter motors and generators unit. Billionaire owner Vivek Chaand Sehgal—who set a revenue target of $18 billion for Motherson Sumi by 2020—would […]

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Tromco Nabs Repair Job

Minnesota electric outfit to handle first stage of pump house repair project Everyone feels better when a local business gets awarded a local project. Especially when it cuts costs and averts further downtime. In upstate Minnesota, where lakes are sometimes more frequent than towns, let’s consider 25 miles a ‘local’ radius.  Chisholm, Minnesota-based Tromco Electric will be responsible […]

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Industry News

Sometimes there’s just too much going on. If ‘Mergers & Acquisitions’ were a weekly edition, all of us would die of boredom. However, when important companies make decisions, money moves around, and new ideas come on the market, it can’t be left alone. That’s why the ‘Industry News’ block saves the day every month or […]

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Hello, Old Friend

U.S. and EU collaborate for new standards In an EA interview with motor efficiency expert Ben Ehmcke back in August, some of the things brought to light were the disparity between motor design efficiency in Europe and here in the United States. Ehmcke divulged what many in his circle already knew—that the U.S. has lagged […]

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Arch-eology

Renovation on St. Louis’ Gateway symbol includes new motors & generators For the Gateway Arch to function in full effect, it requires power generation. Although the structure was built primarily as a monument to commemorate the vision of Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States, it also had to have […]

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NEMAssistance

NEMA revises Motors & Generators guide The National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association revised one of its longest-running and most relied-upon texts, with a new version of the Premiere Guide to Motors and Generators being officially released this week, NEMA MG 1-2016. Updates to the guide address inverter-fed polyphase motors, temperature rise testing, and tolerances, as well […]

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Maine Attractions, Part 2

Brothers celebrate 70 years at Maine shop Two brothers at a Maine electric motor repair shop are celebrating 70 years of family-operated business. Scott and Mike Adams, who own and operate Skowhegan Electric Motors, are the third generation of ownership for the shop residing in the Maine town of the same name. Skowhegan Electric began […]

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$12 Million and 170 New Jobs

Promise for Tennessee manufacturing Eurotranciatura, one of the largest producers of steel laminations for electrical equipment in Europe, is shoring up its American front. The company is investing $12.6 million in an expansion and improvements to its Paris, Tenn., facility expected to create more than 170 new jobs in the area. Eurotranciatura USA, the company […]

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