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House Call
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 18, 2019 at 6:39 pm

Advance Sound Company to testify to Congress on small business challenges Thomas J. DePace of Advance Sound Company, a Farmingdale, N.Y.-based member of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), will testify at a Congressional hearing on federal contracting on Tuesday. The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure is meeting for a hearing […]

A Cherryland on Top
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 18, 2019 at 6:34 pm

The Michigan-based electrical co-op makes a strong donation to H4H Northern Michigan and Wisconsin electrical distributor Cherryland Electric announced it plans to donate $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity to start a “home repair program”. The donation is being executed through Cherryland’s co-op, a non-for-profit organization. Founded in 1938 in Grand Traverse, Mich., Cherryland has a […]

NYC Blackout: Deja Vu
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm

What an anniversary: 70,000+ lose power in Manhattan; largest outage since ’77 On July 13 and 14, New York City experienced its biggest blackout since the famous outage of 1977, and (coincidentally) around 77,000 people on Manhattan’s Upper West Side losing power. The blackout reinforced a growing concern about power grid stability. Fortunately, New Yorkers […]

The Answer? A.I. Meets Motor Repair
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 18, 2019 at 6:13 pm

An A.I. startup focused on plant machinery just got a hefty donation BlueRidge.AI doesn’t use spaces in its title. Perhaps that’s because it doesn’t have time to waste. In the AI/IoT company’s applications, eliminating every second of downtime is the top priority. It should find its efforts more feasible in the near future after receiving […]

PLC Training Alert!
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 18, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Automation Direct offering free course for electrical control systems In an effort to satisfy the thirst for properly trained individuals in the workforce, Automation Direct is offering “absolutely free” online PLC training. The modules being offered are all online, and include both general and product-specific topics. PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) training is a burgeoning field […]

Right to Repair: Related
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

Ongoing developments related to the movement Following up on EA‘s “Right to Repair” issue of June 2019, there are some interesting, ongoing developments related to the movement. North Carolina. In North Carolina, the Department of Insurance head issued a statement/memorandum warning against “steering” towards particular auto repair shops. Here is the original document text. Under-the-radar […]

L.A. Consequential
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm

A record renewable energy proposal would have major ramifications for the city The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest utility provider, is pushing for an unprecedented proposal that would combine solar power and energy storage for the city’s utilities. The project would deploy 400 MW of solar energy at 1.997 […]

Sunbelt & Solomon Transform a Market
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm

Two former competitors join forces to optimize a prime sector Sunbelt Transformer has merged with Solomon Corporation, the companies announced in a July 1 press release. The deal is being orchestrated under the guidance of private equity firm Trilantic Capital Partners North America. Sunbelt and Solomon were formerly competitors who essentially do the same thing: […]

TPS Reports
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 11, 2019 at 6:34 pm

…to Sager Electronics now. Take that, Bill Lumbergh. Sager Electronics, the Middleborough, Massachusetts distributor of electromechanical and power components, is set to acquire Technical Power Systems (TPS), a specialist in the production of custom battery assemblies headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Illinois. Sager announced the acquisition in a June 27 press release. Although […]

Jim Beam Warehouse Fire
Posted by Charlie Barks on July 11, 2019 at 6:25 pm

Kentucky site containing over 40,000 barrels of bourbon destroyed A Kentucky warehouse operated by bourbon maker Jim Beam was set ablaze July 2, combusting around 45,000 barrels of spirits and ultimately collapsing around 11:30 PM. The Beam complex included two warehouses, the second of which also caught fire but was contained by the adept response […]

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