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July 1, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Though most outdoor performances would benefit from being indoors, the new choral/dance work Turbine unquestionably belonged where it was Sunday evening, at the Fairmount Water Works overlooking the Schuylkill - even though Saturday's downpour had cost it one of two planned performances. Early on, one puzzled over the amorphousness of this site-specific collaboration by choreographer Leah Stein, composer Byron au Yong, and the Mendelssohn Club choir. It seemed to be poetic murmuring, with short congenial melodies suggesting a lamentation recalled from a distant past.
NEWS
April 2, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
President Obama will visit a Bucks County wind-turbine plant Wednesday to tout his plans to cut the nation's use of imported oil by one-third over the next decade while diversifying its energy sources, White House officials announced Friday. The president plans to stop at Gamesa Technology Corp. in Fairless Hills, where he will hold a town-hall meeting with workers; the event is by invitation. Amid rising gasoline prices caused by turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama has put a renewed emphasis over the last week on the need for energy independence.
NEWS
July 1, 2015
A review Tuesday of Supper, People on the Move misidentified a performer. Adrian Plascencia was the dancer pursuing a visa application. A photograph accompanying a review Tuesday of Turbine was taken by Sharon Torello.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. branch of the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is facing some stiff headwinds. Gamesa USA on Monday gave notice that it will close its Western Pennsylvania plant, which manufactures giant turbine blades, and eliminate the 62 remaining jobs by the end of March. And the outlook is only slightly brighter at Gamesa's manufacturing operations in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, which opened to much fanfare in 2005. "We used to have 500 workers at Fairless Hills," said Lew Dopson, the subdistrict director for the United Steelworkers union.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1986 | By FREDERICK H. LOWE, Daily News Staff Writer
Westinghouse Electric announced yesterday that it will close its turbine manufacturing plant in Concordville, Delaware County, and permanently lay off an undetermined number of the factory's 230 employees because there hasn't been a sale in a year. James P. Schmitt, a Westinghouse spokesman in Pittsburgh, said the remaining workers will be offered jobs in Orlando, Fla., where the combustion turbine operations will become a part of the company's generation technology systems division.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1987 | By Dan Stets, Inquirer Staff Writer
Westinghouse Electric Corp. is moving the headquarters of its power- generation service division out of Broomall, eliminating an additional 135 jobs from Delaware County, the company said yesterday. Over the last two years, the corporation has cut 1,565 jobs in the county, shutting a turbine plant, a research facility and now the power-generation service division. Only a training center and a turbine-repair unit with fewer than 50 people remain in Duttons Mill in Aston Township.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
A Mendelssohn Club concert? An edgy new work by the Leah Stein Dance Company? Or a guided meditation? With Turbine , the new site-specific dance/choral work premiering this weekend at the Fairmount Water Works, all three descriptions apply. Fifty-eight choristers and 18 dancers will perform among the trees, near the gazebo and other Water Works sites - while also (when possible) taking the audience with them. "Blend your voices into sounds within and beyond the trees," reads the first page of the score by Seattle composer Byron Au Yong.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1994 | DAILY NEWS GRAPHIC
Key dates regarding the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as it goes from navy shipbuilding to commercial use: 1994 MAY: Federal government gets city plan on how it will use $50 million set aside for the shipyard's conversion. JUNE: Business Development Coordinating Team sets up office at the yard to attract and accomodate businesses. The office includes representatives from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Ben Franklin Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania, city's Commerce Department and the Navy.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2002 | By Reid Kanaley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gray clouds hung low over Southwest Philadelphia early yesterday as employees of the sprawling old General Electric Co. plant at 69th Street and Elmwood Avenue drifted in for the last time. One by one, about 170 unionized workers drove into a weedy parking lot beside the hulking, vacant heavy-equipment factory, walked into a trailer to sign for a final paycheck, and emerged. Unemployed. "We're going to stay and say goodbye. We've known each other 30, 35 years in some cases," Rich Uelli, 56, of Northeast Philadelphia, said as he shook hands with a circle of former coworkers in the parking lot. GE announced a year ago that it would close the 78-year-old facility, part of GE Industrial Systems.
NEWS
September 16, 1987
WHITE-ON-BLACK CRIMES John Quinlan: Your lack of reality showed in your letter Aug. 13. You can't truly believe that white-on-black crime in Philadelphia is a rarity. What do you call white-on-black police brutality, illegal racial discrimination in every aspect life, and the brutal murders of black women by Gary Heidnik? Patrice Morton Willow Grove SOUND NERDY? SPEEDING WONDER MAY BE BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER In "Supra Turbo: Look at It Go," his Sept. 4 Ride On column, Scott Heimer writes: "The turbocharger is aided by the air-to-air intercooler . . . a sort of air radiator that cools the intake to the turbine, enabling it to be made denser.
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November 29, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spanish wind-turbine maker Gamesa, whose U.S. headquarters are in Trevose, will supply 49 turbines to the New Creek Wind Farm, a 103-megawatt project that will be erected next year on a ridgeline in Grant County, West Virginia. Gamesa did not disclose a price. The wind farm is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian energy delivery company with interests in about 2,000 MW of renewable energy projects. Gamesa will provide turbine operations and maintenance services under a five-year fixed-price contract, after which Enbridge will operate it. Enbridge announced Wednesday it bought the project for $200 million from its developer, EverPower Wind Holdings L.L.C., a Pittsburgh firm whose assets include four Pennsylvania wind farms.
NEWS
July 1, 2015
A review Tuesday of Supper, People on the Move misidentified a performer. Adrian Plascencia was the dancer pursuing a visa application. A photograph accompanying a review Tuesday of Turbine was taken by Sharon Torello.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Though most outdoor performances would benefit from being indoors, the new choral/dance work Turbine unquestionably belonged where it was Sunday evening, at the Fairmount Water Works overlooking the Schuylkill - even though Saturday's downpour had cost it one of two planned performances. Early on, one puzzled over the amorphousness of this site-specific collaboration by choreographer Leah Stein, composer Byron au Yong, and the Mendelssohn Club choir. It seemed to be poetic murmuring, with short congenial melodies suggesting a lamentation recalled from a distant past.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
A Mendelssohn Club concert? An edgy new work by the Leah Stein Dance Company? Or a guided meditation? With Turbine , the new site-specific dance/choral work premiering this weekend at the Fairmount Water Works, all three descriptions apply. Fifty-eight choristers and 18 dancers will perform among the trees, near the gazebo and other Water Works sites - while also (when possible) taking the audience with them. "Blend your voices into sounds within and beyond the trees," reads the first page of the score by Seattle composer Byron Au Yong.
BUSINESS
January 31, 2014 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. branch of the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa is facing some stiff headwinds. Gamesa USA on Monday gave notice that it will close its Western Pennsylvania plant, which manufactures giant turbine blades, and eliminate the 62 remaining jobs by the end of March. And the outlook is only slightly brighter at Gamesa's manufacturing operations in Fairless Hills, Bucks County, which opened to much fanfare in 2005. "We used to have 500 workers at Fairless Hills," said Lew Dopson, the subdistrict director for the United Steelworkers union.
SPORTS
January 30, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
NEWARK, N.J. - So much attention was being directed at the man who preferred to stick to his own script of saying nothing. Media members - some armed with notepads and recorders and others with cameras and boom mikes - lined up 10 deep to get a glimpse of Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch on Tuesday afternoon at the Prudential Center. After six minutes and some interesting answers about his youth in Oakland, Lynch declared his talking portion of Super Bowl media day over. "Y'all have a good day," he said.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a key wind-energy tax credit set to expire Wednesday, Gamesa Technology Corp., the Spanish-based wind-turbine company with operations in Bucks County, said Thursday that it had signed a "framework agreement" with EDP Renewables to produce up to 225 of its latest generation of turbines through 2016. Gamesa issued a statement saying this was the largest such agreement for its G114-2.0 Megawatt turbines. Such turbines, which cost about $2 million apiece early in 2013, are the size of a cargo container and are hoisted atop towers to produce energy from the turning blades of a windmill.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2013 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gamesa Technology Corp., the Spanish wind-turbine maker with U.S. headquarters in Trevose, said it has sold 10 of its new high-capacity turbines to its first U.S. customer, the Big Turtle Wind Farm near Harbor Beach, Mich. Gamesa said the G114-2.0 megawatt wind turbines, which have a rotor diameter of 114 meters or 374 feet, are designed to significantly increase energy output from low- and medium-wind sites. The new turbine has a 38 percent larger swept area than Gamesa's 97-meter turbine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank W. Wellons, 93, an engineering executive and former resident of the Philadelphia suburbs, died Friday, March 15, of pneumonia at Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Wellons lived in Devon and West Chester for 72 years before moving to Seattle in January to be near his daughter, Amy. He was recognized as an expert in roller bearings and was instrumental in developing a version of the buffering mechanisms that were used in aircraft turbine power plants. He also helped develop international engineering standards for roller bearings, his family said.
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