To subscribe to the emailed PMM, or to inquire about advertising, call or email Kristine Weller, 312-626-2316. kweller at barks dot com.   

March 2016: New ways to improve business, Visual motor inspections, Close the Loop USA, Distributech and Fabtech coverage, and much more.

Our March INNOVATIONS issue is sure to be revisited by readers all year — and, we will be taking it, along with all of this year’s theme issues, to every trade show we attend in 2016! The closing date to reserve advertising space in the March 2016 issue is Monday February 15, 2016. Space may be available after the closing date. Call 312-626-2316.

April will feature a preview of the EMCW coil show, an Evansville, IN shop story, a look at rebuilding post-storms, OSHA in review, and updates to the 2016 ElectroMechanical Bench Reference (EMBR) This issue includes bonus distribution at the EMCW show, to be held in Milwaukee, May 11-12.

Insertion orders can be emailed to kweller at barks dot com or faxed to 312-321-1288.

Electrical Apparatus March 2016

Advertising News: Promote Your Trade Show Booth

Let Electrical Apparatus help you promote your trade show exhibit!

MarCon, EMCW, EASA. These three key trade shows are right around the corner. If you are exhibiting–or even if you are not–take advantage of reader interest in these events by advertising in the trade show issues of Electrical Apparatus. Use the March and April issues to promote your trade show booth and product deals ahead of the shows! Our March and April issues will catch the eye of attendees in advance of the trade shows, and we will distribute these issues at EMCW and EASA trade shows with the opportunity for new eyes to see your ad and find your booth.

Have an awesome ad already? Electrical Apparatus will add a line with your booth number or trade show promotional code at no charge. To learn about available advertising opportunities, call 312-626-2316 or email Kristine Weller at kweller at barks dot com.


Close the Loop USA

Our cover story exemplifies how innovation can create and energize a young and growing business. Close the Loop is a Hebron, Ky., resource recovery company that manages and recycles equipment for OEMs and retailers. The office is covered in white boards for brainstorming sessions and employees are encouraged to continuously think outside the box. EA Assistant Editor Bill O’Leary describes this innovative plant, its large factory “Green Machines,” and its unique, customer-centric software.

Stop, Look, Listen

Numerous tests are available for evaluating how well an electric motor is operating, but nothing can replace a well-trained human eye and ear. In this article, Engineering Editor Richard Nailen explains practical maintenance methodology, how to check for lubricant leakage, the use of infrared thermography, the importance of proper training, and more.


DistribuTECH 2016: EA editors cover the 26th annual power transmission and distribution conference (February 9-11, Orlando, FL) looking at new, creative, and interesting practices and products.

Fabtech 2015: We look at the latest and newest products and practices in the metal fabricating, welding, forming, and finishing industry show held in Chicago.

Other March Highlights

Engineering Education: Interviews with faculty members at Brigham Young University’s Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering & Technology and Delaware Technical Community College.

Know Your Industry: Prepare to be blown away with Assistant Editor Charlie Barks’ exploration of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

Reader Profile: Meet Clint Nuzum, general manager at Jeff Warfield Electric Co., Fenton, MO. In his free time, Nuzum enjoys golf. What does he like about the game? “I like the challenge of beating the best score you ever had,” he said. “I like getting out to walk and seeing outdoors.”

Innovations Round-Up: Curious about the latest industry technology, the newest methods and ideas to improve products or businesses? The EA editors share tips and news that truly innovate.

Department News

More on the subjects that interest and inform EA readers!

Accounting by William Wiersema: Tax-saving ideas for U.S. businesses

The “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” has seen many of its provisions extended into 2016 and beyond. Wiersema points out the ones that might be most beneficial to managers of small businesses. In addition to tax credits and deductions, he looks at capital spending incentives and benefits from the sale of stock or assets.

Fast Forward by Bill O’Leary: Explore industry research and development with interviews from Pruftechnik where more than 600 of their employees work in research and development, devoting efforts to creating new and more reliable products as well as expanding one’s business.

Safety & Health by Joseph Hoff will examine emergency preparedness and planning, outlining measures that employers and employees can take to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.

Pumps Keep up with the latest news, products, and developments in the Pump news section in each issue of Electrical Apparatus!

Press releases and other material suitable for editorial consideration in our Departments and Columns may be emailed to eamagazine at barks dot com.

More Than Motors:

Electrical Apparatus is the premier monthly magazine covering the fields of electromechanical and electronic application and maintenance. For more information about our magazine or to request a media kit, contact our advertising department – email kweller at barks dot com or telephone 312-626-2316



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