Electrical Apparatus July 2018

Electrical Apparatus July 2018

Featured Articles


  • Training pain The next generation of workers usually has to be trained on the job— sometimes in the fundamentals of workplace behavior By Pan Demetrakakes, EA Special Correspondent
  • The state of the workforce How do you learn to cope with a changing world and a changing workforce? By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
  • Winds of opportunity A sky-high training center teaches 21st century skills By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Safety & Health Cutting-edge safety: Products and programs at the Safety 2018 conference in San Antonio By Matt Raebel, EA Contributor
Renewable Energy  U.S. wind takes a victory lap: The May Windpower expo in Chicago brought together an industry high on optimism By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor, and Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
Repair Operations  What does motor ‘reconditioning’ involve? It depends on whom you ask. With trilingual summary. By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
More than Accounting Accounting for safety: Being safe and being profitable needn’t be at odds with one another By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor
More Than Motors What’s next in 3D printing? The technology is showing promise in many fields, including the design and manufacture of electric machines By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
Plant Life Taking learning to the plant floor More and more schools are offering hands-on manufacturing experience By Selena Cotte, EA Assistant Editor
Electrical Manager  Corporate unity: How a shared company culture can bring employees together and boost productivity By Bill O’Leary, EA Managing Editor
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Departments and Columns

Editor’s Comment   In this issue: Where training meets safety …Kevin Jones
Let’s Solve Your Problem  In this issue: Who invented the induction motor? More about bearings and insulation.. Edited by the EA staff
Associations, societies & government activities    In this issue:  HVAC/R group sees profit potential in a climate amendment… Edited by Kevin Jones 
Business briefs  In this issue: News about Motion Industries, Shermco, and Crimson Electric … Edited by Kevin Jones
Calendar briefs Upcoming events on electrical contracting, manufacturing, and more. See our online calendar for current offerings, with upcoming events on safety, coil winding, manufacturing, and more Edited by Bill O’Leary
Know Your Industry   In this issue: For the ASSP, a small name change makes a big difference … by Matt Raebel
Say it right Much jargon, on close examination, means very little—or nothing at all By Richard Nailen
Training Briefs   In this issue: Upcoming seminars on solar energy, communication skills, and motors Edited by Bill O’Leary
Utilities  Utilities are increasingly entering solar partnerships… Edited by the Kevin Jones
Standards   In this issue: New standards on cable installation and synchronous motors  …By Richard L. Nailen, EA Engineering Editor
OEMs on the move Changes in plant operations at Bayer, Serta Simmons, and Starbucks Edited by Selena Cotte and Charlie Barks
Names & faces In this issue: Personnel changes at Elantas, Grundfos, Ridgid, and Stratasys … Edited by Bill O’Leary
EA reader profile Meet Tracy Webster, the motivated go-getter at CK Technologies… by Selena Cotte
Puzzle  In this issue: A crossword puzzle based on EA’s May and June issues … The Editors
Direct and Current  In this issue: GE leaves the Dow index and a GM auto plant closes … 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)!
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