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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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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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Atlanta Supply Auction

USESCO (ATL) closing after 30 years, auctions supplies Atlanta-based electrical wholesaler U.S. Electrical Supply is closing its doors after more than 30 years and will be selling its remaining inventory in an auction, the date of which has been pushed back due to hurricane-related weather in the southeast. The original two-day auction was set for September […]

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The Ideal Acquisition

114-year-old company saved after being set to shut down A dependable mainstay of Ohio’s electric repair market—in business for over a century and slated for shutdown this past May—has been saved by new ownership. Ideal Electric Company, formerly owned by Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, announced Wednesday it was acquired by a privately held […]

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Recovery Through Reconditioning

PEARL aids in Harvey’s aftermath by restoring vital electrical equipment As another part of the country braces for the impact of a second deadly hurricane this weekend, those in Texas and Louisiana along the Gulf Coast are only beginning to pick up the pieces and attempt to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. While this is […]

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“The Shop”

Georgia powerhouse celebrates 100 years Sometimes a less quantifiable measure of success is the respect of one’s community. For Southern States LLC, which just reached 100 years of high-voltage power transmission and distribution servicing, attaining a nickname in local circles had to amount to a lot. Folks in Hampton, Georgia simply call it “The Shop”. […]

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Ripple Effect

Delta now says shutdown was caused by failed switchgear Delta Airlines’ day of chaos three weeks ago was bad for everyone involved: passengers, flight attendants, Delta corporate members, TSA officials, the National Security department…probably even a few German shepherds. But what caused the massive outage that led to 72 hours worth of cancellations and delays? Delta […]

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Schneider Electric announces virtual main arc flash mitigation system

Schneider Electric, a global energy management company, has introduced the Virtual Main Arc Flash Mitigation System. It is designed to improve worker safety and enhance electrical system reliability by reducing arc flash energy on low-voltage switchgear and switchboards, including the main incoming power distribution switchboard. According to Schneider, the system is “a new concept which […]

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Siemens releases Power Engineering Guide 7.0

Siemens has released the Power Engineering Guide Edition 7.0, a manual for anyone involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy, from system planning to implementation and control. It is designed to assist engineers, technicians, planners and advisers who support students, trainees, electrical engineering teachers and energy technology teachers, including university lecturers. The guide […]

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