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Recycling Plant Fire

Four-alarm blaze at Willimantic Waste Paper Co. lasted over 20 hours A four-alarm fire at a Connecticut plant lasted over 20 hours from Sunday into early Monday morning, decimating a 100,000 square foot building and forcing school closings in the process. At least 14 area fire departments, consisting of over 200 firefighters, were called in […]

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Holding Down The Fort

Former GE plant site being converted into innovation hub Fort Wayne, Indiana—like other Rust Belt cities during the past decade-plus— appears to be undergoing a renaissance of sorts. In April 2017, EA reported on a major expansion to the existing Alconex magnet wire plant located there. The decision was noteworthy not only because a crucial manufacturing […]

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The Fix Is In

On-site repair has always been important, but times are changing On-site repair has always been integral to plant and shop maintenance and business. However, in changing times, who does what—and how they do it—are changing as well. While traditional repairmen still make “house calls”, equipment end users in many industrial sectors are cutting back on […]

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Fatal Explosion

Dissolved filter separator cap ignites at Austrian natural gas plant A fatal explosion at an Austrian natural gas facility caused one death and left at least 18 others injured Tuesday. The plant’s operator—Gas Connect—is a major natural gas distributor for several European countries. Countries including Italy, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia are connected via the […]

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Diehard Fans

New industrial floor fans! Wait…in winter?  Ah, California. One of the few places in the United States with the luxury of marketing air conditioning products year-round. While a majority of the country is more likely to be scrambling for space heaters this time of year, one L.A.-area-based company is churning out a new line of […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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SCANA Cause

CEO’s departure latest of utility’s woes SCANA Corp. announced the departure of its CEO and Chairman Kevin Marsh on Tuesday. The South Carolina utility owner and operator is currently in the crosshairs of a legal investigation, which has included a denial by Marsh on Monday that he had been fired, followed by a suggestion to […]

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FBI Raids Plant

Feds take boxes from wastewater treatment facility in Terre Haute, Ind. Wastewater treatment plants have emerged in recent years as a reliable client for motor repair businesses, but most of us never thought one would also be the site of an FBI raid. Saddle up, because Wednesday’s “extremely random until we find out more” headlines included […]

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N.H. Plant Scare

Fire, explosion at plastics plant force evacuation; no one hurt Merrimack, N.H., Fire and Rescue teams were called to the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Plant on Daniel Webster Highway at around 6:30 AM on Monday for a report of an explosion and fire in the plant, according to reports online. A machine reportedly exploded in the rear […]

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Saved by the Bell?

Ohio plant bought by neighboring company; questions still loom  A long-standing manufacturing operation in eastern Ohio may have been saved by a neighboring business—but only time will tell. Quaker Mfg. (Salem, OH) is a metal stamping and fabricating plant that has served several automotive, recreational vehicle and outdoor power equipment markets for over 50 years. […]

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