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Kanawha Electric Closes

West Virginia repair and machine shop closing after 80 years Kanawha Electric & Machine Co., of Charleston, W.V., announced last Thursday it will close its doors after 80 years of service. The business had been a maintenance stalwart, specializing in mining equipment but repairing motors of all kinds since 1937. It will now be forced to […]

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Repaired Goods

Repair cafes salvage items and a culture  A round of applause for the people who simply don’t like seeing things thrown away. Long before ‘going green’ took on its modern meaning, the way to recycle something was to fix it. Sifting through hordes of throwaway culture reveals there are still people out there who exemplify […]

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End of An Era

Blink Electric will shut down after 58 years Blink Electric Motors, Inc., a Marshalltown, Iowa motor repair shop, will close its doors at the end of this month. The news reflects a number recurring industry stress points, and raises questions about how independent, family-owned motor shops can continue to survive in the current industrial climate. […]

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Sheboygan Scheme

Embezzlement exposed at Wisco motor repair/rebuild business  A former office manager at a Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based electric motor repair and rebuild business pleaded guilty last Friday to embezzling more than $430,000 from the company over a two-year period from 2011 to 2013. Lynette Lomibao entered a guilty plea in the U.S District Court for Eastern Wisconsin […]

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Aleppo Repairs Underway

Main power plant damaged by militants Imagine being a repair technician, but getting assigned a job to fix five generators that had been destroyed by military explosives, proceeding to a work site that is one of the most dangerous locations on the planet right now. This is a real scenario for Syrian citizens. Somehow, amidst […]

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Real Rehabilitation

Indian inmates repair motors, fans, coolers at rapid rate An Indian training center run by inmates of the country’s largest prison puts faith in the word “rehabilitation” as it relates to correctional systems. There, at Tihar Jail, part of the Tihar Prisons complex in Delhi, fans and coolers are fixed in a matter of hours, motors […]

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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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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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Setting Up Shop

Owensboro Electric Motor of Kentucky under new ownership Small businesses stand at a crossroads of uncertainty these days, with reason for optimism stirred into an unpredictable economy. Many small business owners feel that now is the time to make a move and spend money, while others may want to wait and see what the new administration does […]

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Tech Support

Electrical malfunction causes campus scare A weekly test of an automated motor-generator system at Tennessee Tech University malfunctioned on January 3rd, causing overheating and heavy smoke that nearly caught fire. Campus buildings were evacuated as multiple fire alarms were triggered. The incident also led to further inspection of equipment that yielded deficiencies, prompting a call […]

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