Each month, our editors provide a useful mix of news, features, technical articles and analysis that readers can apply directly to their jobs and retain for future reference. Every issue includes regular editorial features that our readers rely on to meet their ongoing information needs. Here is a list of our regularly scheduled Departments and Columns.

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Publisher’s Comment: Perspective on current and upcoming issues
by Elsie Dickson, Publisher 

Accounting for Management: Business financial planning, tips, information and best accounting practices
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor and author of Steps to a Successful Service Shop.

Advertising Index: An easy to use reference to the advertisements in Electrical Apparatus magazine.
For advertising information, see the Advertising page.

Automation Briefs: High-tech products of use to the industry.
Send announcements of new products and literature to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus.
No follow-up calls, please. There is no charge for publication, which does not constitute endorsement, nor can we verify product claims.

Business and Financial Briefs: News of expansions, relocations, annual reports, and more, about companies serving the electrical mechanical industries
Edited by Kevin Jones Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page).

Calendar Briefs: Upcoming trade shows, symposia, and events, including many items listed on our online calendarEdited by Bill O’Leary. Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page.

Certification Briefs: Updates on certification. Edited by Kevin Jones. Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page.

Classified Advertising: Equipment, jobs, businesses, business opportunities and services.
For advertising information, see the Advertising page.

Cy’s Super Service, and Motorhead and Generatorhead: Comic strips featuring characters from our favorite cartoonists.

Deaths, Obituaries: Remembering individuals of significance to the electromechanical industry
Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page.

Direct and Current: News of interest to the industry.  From The Editors of Electrical Apparatus

EA Reader Profile, EA Reader at Ease, Team at Work: Stories featuring our readers and their unusual or interesting stories or avocational interests. By Joseph Hoff

Do you know someone working in the electrical aftermarket with a hobby or interest that could be featured in “EA reader at ease”? Tell us who they are, what they do, and how we can contact them to find out more about their special passions. Send your suggestions to Electrical Apparatus.

Electrical Manager: A potpourri of news and features, selected and edited for maintenance and service managers.

“Electrical Manager” is a copyrighted feature of Electrical Apparatus. Any kind of reproduction, including electronic transmission, without permission of Barks Publications is illegal and is prohibited.

Electropix: Photographs of people, places, equipment and other images relevant to the electromechanical industry.

EMBR update: Changes to the Electromechanical Bench Reference, the annual buyers’ guide that readers received with their December issue of Electrical Apparatus. Following publication of the directory, corrections and additions appear in subsequent issues of the magazine.

Engineering Education: A glimpse into today’s engineering classroom in a quarterly feature which reports on college and university courses relevant to expanding electromechanical activities, as well as pre-college programs. By Josh Hoff.  Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page.

Fast Forward:  A column which covers how the electric motor industry is adapting to the changing technological landscape, including mobile technology, social platforms, innovative business practices, and more. Readers are encouraged to write in and contribute their thoughts on the topics and issues of each column.  By Bill O’Leary

Let’s Solve Your Problem: The longest-running and one of our most popular features, Let’s Solve Your Problem answers real questions posed by people in plants and service shops around the U.S. and abroad. Selected Q&A’s from this column are available in our popular Let’s Solve Your Problem books.
Edited by the EA staff

You are invited to send questions to this department. See the Contact page for contact details. Your identity will be kept confidential, but we ask that you include your name, affiliation, postal (not e-mail) address, and telephone number. If you’d like a pre-publication reply, enclose a stamped envelope and we’ll try to respond promptly. We cannot provide personal consultation or supply winding data.

Letters, Comments and Questions from readers of Electrical Apparatus
Electrical Apparatus invites letters, 250 words maximum. All letters, including e-mail, must include name, company, title or position, phone number, city, state or province, and country. We may edit your letter for clarity and space. — Editor

Literature Announcements: Guides, catalogs, brochures, product specifications and other literature. … Edited by the EA staff.  Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page. No faxes, e-mail, electronic submissions (CD-ROM’s, etc.) or follow-up calls, please. There is no charge for publication, which does not constitute endorsement, nor can we verify product claims.

Names and Faces: News and photos of industry people on the move and in the news
Edited by Bill O’Leary.  Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page. Please include photos if available.

New Books: Recently published books, reviewed by our editors.  See our Book Review webpage, and also Books for the Plant and Shop from Barks Books, with titles from the editors of Electrical Apparatus

Product Briefs: Photos and announcements of new products.  Edited by the EA Staff

Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page. No faxes, e-mail, electronic submissions (CD-ROM’s, etc.) or follow-up calls, please. There is no charge for publication, which does not constitute endorsement, nor can we verify product claims.

Pumps: News about the business of pump application and service.

Safety and Health in the Workplace:  How companies and their employees can guard and enhance their health and safety. By Josh Hoff,  EA Associate Editor

Say It Right: The popular column about language in the workplace.  By Richard L. Nailen, P.E., EA Engineering Editor

Standards Briefs: Updates of standards and related information.  Edited by the Electrical Apparatus staff

Trade associations, professional societies and government activities: News of non-profit government, and other organizations serving the electrical mechanical industries.  Edited by the EA staff  Note: the EMBR lists contact information for more than 140 associations … Update or add your listing to the EMBR now.

Training Briefs: Announcements of workshops, seminars and instructional materials, and our Training Index, listing program topics featured in Training Briefs in the past year  Edited by the EA Staff.  Send announcements to Editorial Department, Electrical Apparatus: see the Contact Us page.

Trilingual Summary: For our international readers, each month one featured topic is presented in French, Spanish and German.

Utility Briefs: News of the utility industry  Edited by Kevin Jones