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Group CBS Finds Success at PowerTest

Group CBS Finds Success at PowerTest

At the 2017 PowerTest conference hosted by NETA in February, Group CBS, Inc., showed why its affiliates are leaders in the field of electrical testing and safety. Finley Ledbetter provided hands-on demonstrations at the Group CBS new product booth, including the MAC-TS5+, the latest generation test set which combines the leak-rate test and HiPot test.

Meanwhile, Dan Hook of Western Electrical Services and CBS Gainesville engineer Paul Grein led two panels on everything circuit breaker. GCBS concluded PowerTest with a big win, as Ledbetter took home an award for his presentation, “How Vacuum Interrupters Work and How They Fail.”

Smooth Operators: Spotlighting Longtime Group CBS Employees

kevin brewerBy Tim Brewer, President, Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc

Kevin Brewer worked 21 years for an ARMCO steel plant that manufactured oil field equipment. In 1981, the oil field business went away, and Brewer and many others were laid off. Less than a year later, Brewer was talking to a friend who owned a machine shop. He told Brewer to call a new business that was looking to hire a machinist.

Finley Ledbetter told Brewer to bring in his resume and come talk to him. Impressed with Brewer, Ledbetter sent the applicant to Jack Reeves, the shop manager. Brewer was hired that day.

For the next 30 years, Brewer took on one challenge after another. Machining was his forte. Circuit breakers, on the other hand, were something new and different. Brewer quickly learned to work on low- and medium-voltage breakers.

From a faxed picture, Brewer developed, made, and built an AKF breaker. Then Brewer learned to design and build medium-voltage retrofit breakers and ground and test devices.

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Extra! Extra! The May 2017 Breaker Buzz Is Here!

Extra! Extra! The May 2017 Breaker Buzz Is Here!

Group CBS Breaker BuzzGroup CBS is off to a lightning start in 2017, and the Q2 issue of Breaker Buzz shows you why: new locations, new products, custom solutions, and above all, the people who make it happen. In this issue, you'll find:

  • CBS expands into the Midwest, Florida for better service across North America
  • CBS ArcSafe introduces SecureConnect™ Remote Operator in collaboration with Rockwell Automation
  • AEAMC launches e-commerce website to record traffic
  • Follow the evolution of the circuit breaker
  • A new column honors longtime GCBS employees
  • And much more...

I hope you enjoy this issue of Breaker Buzz. Feel free to share it around the office. As always, thanks for your confidence, trust, and business!

Sincerely,
Randy Roumillat, COO, Group CBS

Extra! Extra! The 2016 Q3 Breaker Buzz Is Here!

Extra! Extra! The 2016 Q3 Breaker Buzz Is Here!

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Check out the latest successes, news stories, announcements, awards, events, and milestones. In this issue of Group CBS’ Breaker Buzz, you’ll find:

  • High-voltage testing lab opens at Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.
  • Group CBS to launch Electrical Training Institute in Fall 2017 for next-gen techs
  • AEAMC’s custom circuit breaker kit lowers cost, downtime
  • Korean power plants turn to CBS ArcSafe following deadly arc flash
  • Stop committing sales sins
  • And much more…

I hope you enjoy this issue of Breaker Buzz. Don't be shy about sharing it around the office and, as always, from our family to yours, thanks for your confidence, trust, and business!

Sincerely,
Bill Schofield, Vice President of Group CBS

Thanks for making Group CBS' IEEE T&D PES conference a success!

Thanks for making Group CBS' IEEE T&D PES conference a success!

THANK YOU

Thank you to the hundreds of great people who visited the Group CBS booth at the IEEE PES T&D show last week in Dallas! We appreciate your time and your interest in our services and products.

Would you like more information or to schedule a demo? Contact your local Group CBS Office or call (800) 232-5809.

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