July 2017 Electrical Apparatus

July 2017 Electrical Apparatus

Featured Articles

Associations, Conventions & Trade Shows Down to the wire: Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo makes the most of co-located opportunity By the EA staff
Training

Return to civilian life: Troops to Trades helps ease the transition for military veterans By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor

Union and corporate assistance for veterans: How GE and the IBEW help veterans find jobs and other support By Selena Cotte, EA Editorial Assistant

Instruction manuals: a word to the unwise   ‘Read the instructions’ is advice we often hear, but what if the instructions are misleading? With trilingual summary By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor

Service & Sales Companies From ‘The Service’ to Arizona Electric Motor Service: How one shop owner made it from Pittsburgh to Tucson, with a couple of detours through the Middle East By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Accounting Beware of labor pitfalls: Protective planning for small employers By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
Safety & Health What’s next for safety at OSHA? The new administration’s influence on workplace safety has so far been minimal By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Electrical Manager The good, the bad, and the ADDIE: The ADDIE model has been the most popular training design for years—but is it the best? By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Fast Forward  Big data. Big decisions. Analyze your data to drive business decisions with these programs By Bill O’Leary, EA Associate Editor
Scroll down for more content from this month’s Departments and Columns
We offer the most recent technical articles that will help you enhance you skills.Show Me
We have a variety of advertising opportunities that will help your business grow.Show Me
The ElectroMechanical Bench Reference is the annual buyers’ directory serving the aftermarket.Show Me

Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Support our troops: Hire a military veteran…Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: The meaning of ‘refurbished,’ ‘instantaneous,’ and more.. Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities    In this issue: Safety fellowships, an inspection webinar, and a new certification … Edited by Kevin Jones
Calendar briefs In every issue and updated on the web. See our online calendar for current offerings. In this issue:  Upcoming coil and contractors’ shows; plus, Weftec returns to Chicago… Edited by Bill O’Leary
Business briefs  Wisconsin firm Acme Armature Works holds an open house, and manufacturing picks up Edited by Kevin Jones
Utilities In this issue: America’s most infamous nuclear plant is being retired.  Edited by Kevin Jones
Renewable energy  In this issue: Alternative energy making inroads, from Scotland to Pittsburgh Edited by Charlie Barks
Pumps   In this issue:  An ESOP company-of-the-year, and a German design award… Edited by Kevin Jones
EMBR update   In this issue: Our annual electromechanical directory goes onlineEdited by the EA staff
Standards   In this issue:  IEEE continues to drag its feet; a wind turbine standard is introduced … By the EA staff
Names and Faces   In this issue:  Promotions and appointments at Solcon, ABB, and more … Edited by Bill O’Leary
EA reader profile In this issue:  At Allen’s Electric, Peggy Parker carries on her father’s service legacy… by Charlie Barks
Anniversaries In this issue: Ohio’s National Electric Coil observes its centenary … by Selena Cotte
Say It Right  The futility of trying to define the term ‘motor design life’  By Richard Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
Training briefs Student teams race off-road vehicles and explore photovoltaic systems  Edited by Bill O’Leary
Know your industry The Reshoring Initiative works to keep manufacturing in the U.S. By Charlie Barks, EA Assistant Editor
Puzzle  In this issue:  “Playing it safe” … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: GE shake-up … LoggerHead Tools LLC wins patent infringement trial against Sears Holdings and Apex Tool… New renewable energy milestone in U.S. … Blink Electric Motors closes its doors … The Editors
And, in every issue:  Classified Advertising (Equipment, jobs, businesses for sale, business opportunities and services), Advertising Index, and your favorite cartoons, Motorhead and Generatorhead (illustrated by Mark Ziemann) and Cy’s Super Service (illustrated by James Estes)!
Share Button