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Attendance of over 2,500 expected at 2008 EASA convention in June

St. Louis, MO -- The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its 2008 Convention and Exposition J...

St. Louis, MO — The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) will hold its 2008 Convention and Exposition June 22 to 24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas (Grapevine), Texas. The theme for the convention is ‘Sharpen Your Edge.’

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) is an international trade organization consisting of more than 2,000 electromechanical sales and services firms in 59 countries.

In announcing the 2008 theme, EASA chairman of the board George Stratton remarked, “I have noticed throughout my business life that many companies have prospered more than others. Some have learned that if you continuously Sharpen Your Edge through growth into areas that support your core business, success will follow.”

The convention will once again feature a wide-ranging program addressing current business and technical issues. Highlights of the program include:


* Vibration Analysis Issues: what faults lead to motor failure?
* Troubleshooting Electrical Generators: Getting it right the first time.
* Selecting & Applying Medium-Voltage Drives: Motor and drive compatibility.
* Value-Added Services to Extend Pump Life: Four sure-fire ways to extend pump life.
* Successful Leadership Principles: No matter your title, we are all leaders.
* Team Building in a Service Business: Do you think team building is pass?

For a complete program listing, visit .

One of the highlights promises to be the release of a major research project on ‘The State of the EASA Industry,’ planned for June 23. The project examines the important issues identified by EASA members, their customers and key suppliers in the electromechanical industry. Machinery & Equipment MRO readers from across the country participated in this study.

Another feature of the EASA convention is a three-day exposition featuring industry manufacturers showing the latest in electric motors, drives and controls, generators, and other electromechanical equipment. The exposition features an open-floor format for attendees to talk face-to-face with companies that serve the electrical apparatus industry.

For information on exhibiting at the exposition, contact Dale Shuter at EASA at

“Attendance at the EASA convention is open to all — members and non-members,” added Linda J. Raynes, CAE, president and CEO of EASA. “The technical program is a unique opportunity for plant engineering and maintenance personnel to learn about the latest practices to improve their operations and reduce downtime.”

Flexible registration options are available. To register, contact EASA headquarters at 314-993-2220, or go online at