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EASA 2000 attracts thousands

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association's (EASA) 2000 annual convention was held April 2-5 in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. More than 3,200 people from Canada, the United...


June 1, 2000
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association’s (EASA) 2000 annual convention was held April 2-5 in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Convention Center. More than 3,200 people from Canada, the United States and 20 other countries attended the convention, which was themed “Keys to Success.”

Convention attendees had the opportunity to view one of the world’s largest exhibitions of state-of-the-art motors, drives, repair equipment and materials at 434 booths in the convention’s exhibit hall.

Convention participants attended a variety of educational sessions on technical topics, such as: Electric motor shaft analysis and repair, Understanding the new NEMA motor-generator standard MG 1, Intelligent motors take the lead in predictive maintenance, Rewinding tips for energy efficient and inverter-duty motors, and Proper use of induction heating for bearings.

Other topics included: How to sell the value you add, Effective industry web sites, Establishing a training culture, E-commerce: The future is now, and Company performance and growth: The effect of corporate culture.

Convention attendees also had the opportunity to attend round table sessions on such topics as Quality assurance, Employment issues, Creative ways to find and train new employees, Computer software, and Web sites & e-commerce.

“The convention is an excellent opportunity for our members to network with other industry professionals and to see what new products are available in the industry,” said Linda Raynes, EASA’s executive vice-president. “It’s also a chance for members to further educate themselves at the technical, sales and management sessions we offer.”

EASA is an international trade organization consisting of more than 2,500 electromechanical sales and services firms in 59 countries. Through its engineering and educational programs, EASA keeps member companies up-to-date on materials, equipment, and state-of-the-art technology related to sales, service, and maintenance of motors, generators, drives, controls and other electro-mechanical equipment.

The Association’s next annual convention will be held June 24-27, 2001, in Chicago, Illinois.

EASA has three chapters in Canada–Western Canada, Ontario and Quebec & Maritimes, with more than 250 active members. Jim Mousseau of Grant Electric Ottawa in Ottawa, Ont., serves on the board of directors, representing EASA’s Canadian members.

If you would like more information on the organization, visit www.easa.com, or call EASA headquarters in St. Louis at (314) 993-2220. MRO

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