Tag Archives: repair

Dark Side Of The Sun

A recent storm in Hawaii reveals the plus-minus of rooftop solar Downpours from Tropical Storm Lane battered Hawaii in late August, and the highly touted solar industry there, recently championed for being one of the first sustainable systems to power an entire state, felt it had dodged a bullet. 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) customers lost […]

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Hurricane Florence

Utilities in the Carolinas brace for an unpredictable storm Hurricane season is upon us again, and a new region is threatened this September. The Carolinas, which were last impacted severely by Hurricane Matthew in 2015, evacuated coastal areas earlier this week expecting an overnight landfall of Hurricane Florence in the early hours of Thursday morning. […]

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All in the Family

Five employees retire from Dreisilker totaling 151 years of combined service For many of those in the electromechanical repair industry, Dreisilker Electric Motors of Glen Ellyn, Illinois outside Chicago is a familiar name. The family-owned business has a rich history in the Midwest and beyond, going back over 60 years. It is, simply, one of […]

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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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