Eaton collaborates with San Jacinto College
Eaton contributed more than $2 million to help San Jacinto College (San Jac) in Houston, Texas, establish its new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET). Eaton’s consulting, electrical design services and equipment donations helped San Jac create a hands-on environment and curriculum for students to study complex energy technologies and ultimately enter the regional workforce better prepared for success. In support of San Jac’s energy industry program, Eaton designed and equipped the electrical labs and power system at the facility’s glycol plant. Additionally, San Jac students will have ongoing access to Eaton experts and the Eaton Experience Center in Houston for supplementary hands-on training in electrical systems powering petrochemical operations. Eaton’s collaboration with San Jac is part of a long-term, multipronged effort to provide education, training and industry programs for current and next generation electrical industry leaders. Eaton’s new vice president of the oil and gas segment for its Electrical business, Vinay Varma, and his team are working with customers to tailor Eaton solutions to meet their project, maintenance, repair and service needs.
Tsurumi Pump celebrates company milestone
Tsurumi Pump is celebrating 40 years of business in the U.S. The pump manufacturer has seen growth since opening a location in Chicago, Illinois, 40 years ago. Tsurumi Pump will be marking the milestone with a yearlong celebration and has plans to further grow its business in the market, including expanding the facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, to a 37,000-square-foot warehouse, to better service customers in the western U.S. The company is also in the planning stages of a philanthropic initiative to provide support to the American market. It will focus on education, training and knowledge exchange in the engineering and pump technology areas. Another company initiative enables employees to donate time during business hours to philanthropic community work, as well as hosting company events that encourage employees to volunteer on service projects centered on helping the environment. Tsurumi Pump is a subsidiary of Tsurumi Manufacturing Company, based in Osaka, Japan.
Siemens offers technical training with digital academy
Siemens’ SITRAIN Digital Industry Academy offers technical training expertise needed to advance knowledge and sharpen skills. Certified instructors with an understanding of equipment can help make decisions in the daily operation of a plant’s automation and drive systems. SITRAIN offers a variety of learning options designed to meet training needs — from novice to expert. It has over 45 training locations nationwide. Classroom learning offers course materials and hands-on experience at one of Siemens’ training locations or on-site. Digital learning has flexible online and virtual learning solutions.