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June 2024 Electrical Apparatus

Sales & Service!

Electrical Apparatus is the monthly magazine and virtual community for electromechanical professionals who design, specify, use, sell, operate, maintain and repair electrical equipment.

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EA Reader Profile

20 Foodie adventures

For Krista DeSocio, there’s nothing more satisfying than bringing happiness to others with food lovingly made
By Colin Gregory-Moores, EA Contributing Writer 

Electric Avenue 
25 Improving EV accessibility  

 Addressing the challenge of providing charging options for multi-unit dwellings
By Maura Keller, EA Contributing Writer 

Conventions and Trade Shows

28 On display in Vegas  

Highlights of the products and services being shown at the convention of the Electrical Apparatus Service Association
By the Electrical Apparatus staff

Service and Sales Companies

41 At the pinnacle of service  

 Apex Industrial Automation has reached the top of its class by selling service and staying on the hunt for acquisitions
By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Industry History 

45 Raising expectations and spreading the word   

Dr. Wallace Brithinee looks back at changes in the industry and the role Brithinee Electric played in helping to bring them about
By Colin Gregory-Moores, EA Contributing Writer 

Motors & Generators 

51 Heat index warning

Resistance temperature detectors in motors and generators
By Chase Fell, EA Contributing Writer 

Finance & The Workplace  

55 M&A on a roll 

At a time when middle-market mergers and acquisitions are strong, it’s good to know the basic rules of the game
By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Energy 

57 Updates on the U.S. energy workforce   

Employment trends and funding needs are revealed in recent reports and statements
By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Safety & Health 

60 Phased-out products   

Servicers and operators of HVACR systems need to familiarize themselves with new restrictions on Refrigerant-22
By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer 

Electrical Manager  

62 Coaching vs. managing  

IThe world of sports provides us with a useful analogy we can use when coordinating the work of others
By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer

Pump It Up  

69 Pumped up across the pond  

An annual awards ceremony recognized the best and most innovative in the British pump industry

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor 

The Editor's Comment -  What time is it? Game time, at least for EASAns.        

Business - Earnings reports reveal steady, if slow, recovery    

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to questions about efficiency and ASDs 

Associations  -  ‘Associations here and in the U.K. offer fresh training resources 

Know your industry - The Institution of Engineering & Technology’s deep roots

UtilitiesRecent initiatives in electric grid cybersecurity

Calendar  -  Upcoming events on HVACR, pumps, safety, and repair 

Names & faces  -   ‘Changes at the Manufacturing Institute and Border States

Deaths  - Doug Moore, industry leader and former chairman of EASA   

Product showcase  -  What’s new from Marelli, Dewalt, Tormach, and Kyocera 

Utilities  -  Electric utilities seek to account for distributed energy resources 
Plant Happenings -  Semiconductors in Boilermaker country, and sunny days for Alabama

Classified advertising  - Your monthly marketplace for equipment, businesses, and more

Cy’s Super Service  - The electrical service industry’s most prominent curmudgeon

EA puzzle  -  A word search puzzle based on this month’s “EA reader profile”

Moe, Genny & friends - The surreal world of an anthropomorphized motor and generator

Direct & current  -  Wind turbines for metal recycling, and a solar farm hit by hail 

Advertising index  - Who’s who—and who’s where—in this issue of Electrical Apparatus

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