The Wind division returned from Chicago earlier this month from the American Wind Energy WINDPOWER show. Nearly 10,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors attended the three day event. WINDPOWER is the central meeting and networking place for professionals in the Wind Energy Business, with 18 tracks, 38 sessions, Knowledge Hubs, Power Sessions, Poster Receptions, and more.
In other trade show related news, The Crane division has had two shows so far in May, and another one coming up. Mountain Electric division and Crane are teaming up to exhibit at the RMEL Spring Conference as well.
Later this month Nathan and Andrew from the NW division and Carl and Karen from Denver are visiting Timken’s newest motor shop acquisition, Smith Services in West Virginia. In addition, Carl and Karen are also going to visit the Union, SC bearing repair facility. Several sales representatives from both the Pasco and Denver offices will be meeting with the Philadelphia Gear regional sales reps to discuss the synergies between us and the PG group. We expect to have 24 people total and will attend classes Gear 101, Motor 101 and Drives 101 for all attendees.
According to the National Oceanic and Amtospheric Administration, heat is the top weather-related killer, causing more fatalities than lightning, tornadoes, and hurricanes combined. Workers can suffer heat-related injuries, illnesses and death when our bodies temperature control system is overloaded. Here are some tips to beat the heat this summer: • Drink more fluids, regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you are thirsty.
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and drinks with lots of sugar.
- Dress in lightweight, light colored clothing, avoid dark clothing it traps the heat.
- Avoid strenuous activities in the heat of the day.
- Wear sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen of at least 15 SPF protection.
- Be aware of what your body is telling you, heavy sweating, hot & dry skin, rapid pulse, pale or clammy skin, or cramps, are all signs of heat exhaustion.
- Work Safely!
Other Company News
Timken Industrial Services is growing and has added two more businesses to the group this month alone. Smith Services, a 140-employee company provides electric motor repair and field technical services to end users across seven states in the region. TIS also acquired Standard Machine in Canada, which provides machining and manufacturing services and facilities to pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas, chemical, steel mills, marine, transportation, military and aerospace customers all over the world. The TIS strategy for growth includes building additional industrial services capabilities, both geographically and through the addition of skill sets that are complementary to our gearbox and bearing competencies.