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Technicalities

Techies, unite! Briefs from the world of clouds, servers, and the IoT.  Microsoft investing big in IoT. Microsoft announced April 4 that it will invest an additional $5 billion towards the Internet of Things. The money is expected to be spread evenly over the next four years into the IoT sector. As part of company restructuring, the […]

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Southwest Searching for Answers

Inspections, metal durability, structural flaws all concerns after accident Metal fatigue and inspection oversight are coming into focus as the causal identities for a harrowing accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight Tuesday that left one passenger dead and traumatized 148 others in a required emergency landing. Preliminary concerns are focusing on the aircraft’s engine, specifically […]

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Out Like a Lion

NorthPoint Technical acquires Siemens Canada motor repair business For one company, the pleasantry describing March weather was reversed, to their good fortune. NorthPoint Technical Services ULC made a key acquisition to end March, going out like a lion, which happens to be its affiliate company’s namesake. Denver-based Lion Equity Partners, announced that its affiliate, NorthPoint, acquired […]

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Anholt Repairs

Siemens Gamesa’s Danish outpost starting 6-month process Siemens Gamesa is starting a six-month repair campaign next week at Orsted’s 400MW Anholt wind farm off Denmark to fix turbine blades damaged by earlier than anticipated leading edge erosion, reNEWS reported February 23. Blades will be removed from 87 of the project’s 111 3.6MW turbines and taken […]

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Motion to Compel

Motion Industries makes EIS its ‘Electrical Specialties Group’ Motion Industries has officially enlisted the services of its favorite cousin. The Birmingham, Ala.-based distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts is one of four prized subsidiaries of Genuine Parts Company (based in Atlanta). Motion has operated GPC’s industrial arm since 1976, alongside NAPA (automotive), S.P. […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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EMC Squared

Virginia service center expanding operations Electric Motor & Contracting will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia. The company has constructed a 22,500-square-foot expansion to its existing nuclear services building, which is used for servicing highly engineered critical rotating equipment for the commercial nuclear power industry. “EMC is proud […]

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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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Deck the Halls

A Christmas story, or two The Electrical Apparatus staff would like to wish all of our readers and friends a safe and happy holiday season. In the spirit of Santa, surprises, and short-circuits, we’ve found a few tidbits from recent news that combine our wide range of coverage with seasonal classics. At the very least, […]

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Maine Line Out

No deaths in power outage caused by major storm in Northeast Another powerful storm caused widespread outages Monday, this time in the northeastern section of the country. Maine was hit the hardest by a large storm system that knocked out electricity for more than 400,000 residents and spread across almost the entirety of the state. […]

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