Tag Archives: repair

Schooled in the Trade

New internship and apprenticeship programs continue to blossom Though they may fly under the radar, apprenticeship programs are invaluable to the American workforce, and they continue to flourish. A new training program in Iowa or Kentucky doesn’t always bring the saucy appeal of a big-time tech company headline, but that young engineer featured in it […]

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Going the Distance

Marv’s Motor Shop services a great wide area in Big Sky Country Every so often we hear of individuals who set up their own shop on top of initial electric motor repair experience. They just usually don’t manage to attain a 400-mile customer radius from a 5,000-square foot shop with five employees. That’s the case […]

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Expansion Teams, Pt. 2

Flanders again buys up new property for repair Flanders, the Evansville, Indiana-based manufacturer of heavy industry electric motors and generators, is breaking ground on a 6,750-square-foot administrative and warehouse building, adding to its footprint at 5785 S. Belvedere Ave., in Tucson. The company currently operates a 10,000 sq. foot repair facility off of Interstate 10. […]

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HH: Collateral Damage

Secondary threats before and after the nation’s largest hurricane in a decade With Southeastern Texas, and specifically the Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont metro areas, taking on catastrophic flooding and generational damage from Hurricane Harvey for the duration of last weekend, all eyes were rightfully focused on that region heading into this week. The storm is […]

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Toll on the Bells

Big Ben will undergo four-year repair process The most famous clock in the world will not make a sound for almost four years, starting next Monday. Big Ben, which sits above the Houses of Parliament in London, is set to undergo vital structural repairs next week as part of a major restoration to Queen Elizabeth […]

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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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