Tag Archives: Pumps

Grande Old Time

In NorCal, a one-stop-shop for pumps and motors  This week, our editors came across a nice piece in The Union, a local newspaper serving Nevada County, Calif. It features a family-owned and run shop that combines two established businesses under one roof while keeping both namesakes. Pumps West & Motor Electric, of Grass Valley, Calif., is the result […]

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Pumping Station

News from Sulzer, Flowserve, and the City of Fountains Pump the brakes…it’s a fluid control round-up. As always, please let our editors know if you have anything to add from any of the pump industries. Iconic 92-year old Kansas City fountain being repaired with help of resident campaign. Kansas City is affectionately known as the City of […]

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Advertising Tip #16: Supplement with digital

The Electrical Apparatus magazine has been in print for over 50 years, and we are proud to publish a magazine focused on the electromechanical community. Each issue is made up of articles from our editors and advertisements, yet when we created the Direct and Current e-newsletter and the upcoming Electrical Apparatus podcast we wanted another venue for […]

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Armstrong’s Rising Stars

Talent show will raise money for WaterAid Armstrong Fluid Technology has launched a worldwide employee talent show to raise money for WaterAid, the international charity dedicated to providing access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. WaterAid is an international organization whose mission is “to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized people by […]

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Rebuilding the Model

Industrial Electric proves the power of persistence and business adjustment In Utah, an electric motor repair and rebuild service provides an example of persistence, along with a willingness to adjust a business model, that can make it possible to elude the pitfalls plaguing many similar businesses in the industry today. At Industrial Electric, in Orangeville, […]

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Over the Rainbow

California pump station upgrades to conserve water Times of transition at a California Municipal District, as a local pump station will undergo a full redesign and installation makeover, replacing a number of its outdated pumps and natural gas motors with electric ones. Old reliables have served Rainbow Municipal Water District’s Pump Station No. 1 well—for at least […]

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Line ‘Em Up

Shaft alignment vital aboard Navy ships Maintenance priorities aren’t limited to a single dimension of the industry. When it comes to the U.S. Navy, sailors deal with some of the very same obstacles as shop employees, and must be on alert for similar red flags. Aboard any Navy vessel, pumps are clearly of great importance, and thus, […]

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Training Makes Perfect

A.W. Chesterton unveils new industrial training center  A.W. Chesterton Company, the industrial equipment fluid sealing specialist headquartered in Groveland, Mass., has expanded its facilities at that main location (north of Boston) with a new industrial training center, a valve emissions testing facility, and an industrial equipment service location to support its New England-based customers. The training facility, recently featured […]

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Little Giant

Anniversary of a pump innovation milestone A pump known as the Little Giant originated in 1941, when a plumber named R.M. “Doc” Wolfe found a solution to the quality challenges he faced with evaporative cooling pumps. The “Little Giant Vaporizer”, considered the first electric motor-driven submersible pump of its kind on the market, was born. 2016 […]

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Mr. Kasich Goes to Mansfield

Presidential candidate speaks at Gorman-Rupp Pumps On Saturday night, just three nights before he would go on to capture an important victory in the Ohio Republican primary, Governor John Kasich delivered a campaign speech from the plant floor at Gorman-Rupp Pumps, the pump manufacturing company in Mansfield, Ohio. The speech, which is available in its […]

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