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Cloudy Outlook
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm

Clean energy investment drops in first quarter Maybe it’s just the Jim Cramer Effect. Two years ago, the demonstrative investment specialist and star of CNBC’s “Mad Money” offered suggestions for cautious investment in businesses within the renewable energy world. While recommending companies like First Solar and NRG, he highlighted the temperament and unpredictability of the […]

Roberts Expands
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm

Longtime Maryland motor shop opens second location Roberts Electric Motors, a Frederick, Md.-based business, has expanded, adding a second location in Boonsboro, Md, about 30 minutes up the road. The company will now have two centrally-located Maryland locations that can serve an area spanning from southern Pennsylvania to northeastern Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C. and Baltimore […]

Spray-On Solar
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm

New technology hopes to expand solar applicability Just in time for sunny weather, you now have the option to “spray on” your green energy instead of “rubbing it in” in front of those who use conventional methods. Beginning with the exploration and development of a material called perovskite in the mid-2000s, researchers and solar companies may […]

“Coop” Retires
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm

Rotating equipment expert Michael Cooper retires Esteemed engineer and rotating equipment specialist Michael Cooper, most recently a market manager at The Gund Company, retired Thursday. Mr. Cooper has been working with rotating equipment since his days in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarine engine rooms in 1977. “We are both delighted and disheartened,” Mike Moran, VP of […]

Acme Armature
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

New ownership at Sheboygan, Wisc. electric motor repair shop Coupling over 100 years of combined staff experience in the electromechanical motor repair industry with a focus on customer service, Chad Bahrs begins a period of new ownership at Acme Armature Works Inc., in Sheboygan, Wisc. this year.  In September 2016, Bahrs purchased Sheboygan Armature Works from […]

Rocky Mount
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

North Carolina motor shop finalist for Torch Award The Rocky Mountains might hold the honor of heights in the country. But it’s a North Carolina motor shop with that namesake that’s got a chance at another prestigious honor this year. Rocky Mount Electric Motor recently was selected as a finalist for a Torch Award for […]

Lawsuit Follows Tragedy
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm

Did NEC violations lead to a tragic teenage death?  An electric motor repair company is being sued for claims of negligence in a tragic North Carolina death. Rachel Rosoff died on Sept. 3 in a public pool where she worked, in the Heritage Point neighborhood of Raleigh, N.C. The 17-year-old lifeguard was electrocuted and drowned that Labor Day […]

Grid Security
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm

Survey finds cyberstrikes are #1 concern of utilities In Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey, more than 600 utility professionals named cyber and physical security the most pressing concern for their companies, with 72% saying it is either “important” or “very important” today. Whereas security issues ranked sixth among utility concerns […]

Coal Museum, Solar Power
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum goes solar The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. The museum, which memorializes Kentucky’s history in coal mining, will be modernizing with a new form of cheaper energy. This week, in a move that […]

Hoosier Daddy
Posted by Charlie Barks on April 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm

Magnet wire company expansion means jobs, dollars for Indiana Hoosiers aren’t losers. They’re hard workers, and many of them have experience in the trades. This week brought some welcoming news to the manufacturing sector, with reason for optimism for Indiana residents. A company that makes magnet wire will invest more than $7 million to expand in Fort […]

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