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  • Great Balls of Fire
    by Charlie Barks on July 9, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Sunrun acquires Vivint in residential solar megadeal worth $3.2 billion San Francisco-based Sunrun, a provider of residential solar, battery storage and energy services, will acquire Vivint Solar of Lehi, Utah, in an all-stock deal worth approximately $3.2 billion, according to a July 6 press release from Sunrun. The deal will add complementary direct-to-home sales channel

  • Tough as Nails
    by Charlie Barks on July 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Lincoln Electric employee competes in welding competition Linnett Key, a Lincoln Electric employee, has a gratifying story of perseverance and hope. Key went to Lecanto, Fla., to pursue a job, where she was initially declined and ended up homeless, at risk of losing custody of her four children. Upon seeing an advertisement for a welding

  • Recall: Dakota Access Pipeline
    by Charlie Barks on July 9, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Court victory for environmentalists as shutdown ordered by 8/5; Energy Transfer to appeal You might remember us discussing pipeline protests in this newsletter—if you have, thanks for being with us for three-plus years. A North Dakota judge Monday ordered the shutdown of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline due to environmental issues violated by the

  • Hitachi Buys ABB Power Grids
    by Charlie Barks on July 9, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Baldor’s parent company will focus on industrial customers after “significant milestone” Hitachi completed a buyout of a majority of ABB’s Power Grids unit July 1, according to a BusinessWire press release. ABB, whose portfolio is focused on industrial customers, called the move “a significant milestone in the company’s transformation towards a decentralized global technology company” in

  • Tragedy Linked to Duke Energy
    by Charlie Barks on July 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Young man dies from electrocution in Indiana backyard The phrase “in your own backyard” is often attributed to fearsome dangers, risks, or trends that occur to close to home for one’s comfort. In the case of Chandler Loehmann, a 22-year old from southern Vigo County, Indiana, his family’s own backyard was the source of danger.

  • Let’s Go, Wesco!
    by Charlie Barks on July 2, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    A uniting of titans worthy of a big stage The major Wesco-Anixter deal is officially complete, the companies announced June 22, and it is expected to have an impact on all distribution channels, not just electrical, according to industry analysts. Pittsburgh-based Wesco, the holdings company borne from Westinghouse, merges with Anixter, the wire and cable veteran

  • GM Supplier of the Year Awards
    by Charlie Barks on July 2, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    SKF, Nidec, Bosch, FANUC, Schaeffler among 116 recipients General Motors recognized the “most innovative partners” of its supply chain during a virtual ceremony to celebrate the automotive giant’s annual Supplier of the Year awards on June 24. Recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year award included 116 suppliers from 15 countries, with 13 first-time

  • Shalestorm
    by Charlie Barks on July 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy Chesapeake Energy Corp., a paradigm for the world of shale-gas fracking in the United States, filed for bankruptcy June 28, a major company falling to the continual drop in energy demand happening during the pandemic. The Oklahoma City-based company filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court

  • Potomac Gets EMT Backup
    by Charlie Barks on July 2, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Both companies growing in the predictive maintenance/electrical testing sectors Potomac Testing, Inc., the independent electrical testing and engineering services company serving America’s Mid-Atlantic, has acquired Electrical Maintenance Testing of Carmel, Indiana. Joining forces – The @netaworld-accredited Electrical Maintenance & Testing in Carmel IN is now part of @TechProResearch's Potomac Testing. #PredictiveMaintenance #ElectricalTesting Via @tdworldmag https://t.co/GxDtIj6jxs

  • NRWA Appoints New CEO
    by Charlie Barks on July 2, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    With a newly appointed CEO, this organization tackles water problems Move over, NRA. The addition of one letter—standing for humankind’s most important resource—makes the NRWA more crucial environmentally than even you are politically. A new CEO, new membership portal, and far-reaching public health initiatives are just a few of the things that makes the National

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