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  • PlastiCity
    by Charlie Barks on March 4, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Not everyone is happy with the Clean Future Act. See: the plastic industry If feedback from our readers is any indicator, the new administration’s infrastructure plans are ambitious but also worrisome. That same administration is attempting to address both a major infrastructure package and tackle climate change all at once, as evidenced by the CLEAN

  • Toro Recall
    by Charlie Barks on March 4, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Be on the lookout for this if you own or use Toro products Thankfully, we seem to be through most of the winter blast that hit the country in February. However, with the season likely still a month from being over, keep this recall notice in mind if there’s more snow. Recognizable brand Toro had

  • Virtual Motor Testing Being Introduced
    by Charlie Barks on March 4, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Taking a look at programs offered by major motor manufacturers A recent Nidec announcement introduces “virtual motor testing”. While this is a clear indicator of today’s age—combined with lingering circumstances of the pandemic—it is not the first of its kind from a major electric motor manufacturer. WEG announced a similar program at the end of

  • Turntide’s Big Name Investors
    by Charlie Barks on March 4, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    The company’s presence is being felt from trade magazines to Hollywood A high-profile startup featured in the December 2020 issue of Electrical Apparatus is now attracting big-name investors. California’s Turntide Technologies Inc., which has commercialized a switched reluctance electric motor, said on Wednesday it has raised $80 million from investors including funds led by Microsoft

  • World Engineering Day
    by Charlie Barks on March 4, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Sustainable development is this year’s theme. Check out how the professionals ‘celebrated’ UNESCO’s World Engineering Day is being celebrated today across the world and internet. Its main facet this year is an expected report on the state of engineering the world over, which was delivered in webinar format earlier today. “Sustainable development” is a major

  • Exelon to Split Businesses
    by Charlie Barks on February 25, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Utilities subsidiaries “Remain”, while power generation businesses “Spin” off Exelon Corp. announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate Exelon Utilities (RemainCo), comprised of the company’s six regulated electric and gas utilities, and Exelon Generation (SpinCo), its power generation and customer-facing energy businesses into two publicly traded companies. The move

  • GM EVerything
    by Charlie Barks on February 25, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Major ad campaign indicates automakers are all-in on EVs By now, you’ve probably seen General Motors’ new ad campaign for its electric vehicle battery platform. On February 3, General Motors released its big game ad during the Super Bowl starring Will Ferrell, who discovers Norway far outpaces the United States in electric vehicle adoption. In

  • Stormy Weather
    by Charlie Barks on February 25, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Stormwater sector falls short on funding; awaits infrastructure package When snow melts, who handles the runoff, drainage, filtering…who essentially cleans up the mess? As the country restores power and hope following a nationwide cold snap, folks in the stormwater sector await a federal infrastructure package with nervous stomachs. While higher-profile sectors get mass attention in

  • Perseverance Leads to Touchdowns
    by Charlie Barks on February 25, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    NASA rover reached Mars last Thursday; successfully sending back live streams Nope, that’s not a Vince Lombardi quote. The latest Mars touchdown occurred last Thursday, just after our previous newsletter. We wanted to give NASA and its Perseverance crew their due in this week’s edition. The mission has been a major success thus far; not only did

  • KFI Repairs the Air
    by Charlie Barks on February 18, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    St. Paul company acquires Cincinnati engineering firm, commits to air quality goals KFI Engineers, the St. Paul, Minn., process and facility infrastructure design, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Fosdick & Hilmer Consulting Engineers, a Cincinnati-based mechanical, electrical, controls, and automation systems engineering firm. The parent company recently committed to air quality goals,

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