About Group CBS, Inc.

Headquartered in Addison, Texas, Group CBS has affiliated companies throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. that provide premier products and unparalleled capabilities and services to the industrial, utility, electrical distribution, and repair markets.

If it's electrical... we have it!
We're the one-stop for all your electrical apparatus sales, service, and engineering requirements.

  • Largest inventory of new, surplus or reconditioned low and medium voltage power equipment and replacement parts available in North America
  • Servicing of Class 1E nuclear-rated switchgear and circuit breakers in compliance with 10CFR50 Appendix B
  • Modern shop facilities with skilled engineers and technicians
  • Comprehensive quality repair, rebuild, retrofit, retrofill, and life extension capabilites
  • Emergency or scheduled electrical testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting at your facility
  • Power engineering services such as short-circuit and coordination studies, arc flash hazard analysis, and design-build services
  • Custom manufacturing: engineered, reverse-engineered, and remanufacturing of obsolete parts
  • Replacement electrical contacts for load tap changers, circuit breakers, and other switchgear
  • Remote racking systems for automatic racking of circuit breakers from a remote location
  • Remote switch operators - actuators for automatic opening and closing circuit breakers and other control switches from a remote location
  • Replacement vacuum interrupters for contactors and circuit breakers
  • Vacuum interrupter test equipment to determine the condition of circuit breaker and contactor vacuum interrupters
  • Indoor dry type and cast coil power transformers to 4000 kVA in stock
  • Millions of replacement parts and assemblies
  • We rent most equipment in our vast inventory

Interested in joining the Group CBS family of affiliate companies?

For more information about joining the Group CBS family of affiliate companies, please contact us. We are always looking for qualified, motivated employees in all areas of our business. Click here for more information.

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Group CBS Affiliates

Group CBS has affiliated companies throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., which provide premier products and unparalleled capabilities and services to the industrial, utility, electrical distribution, and repair markets. If it’s electrical, we have it! We're the one-stop for all your electrical apparatus sales, service, and engineering requirements. View the Group CBS Linecard.

AEMC CBS Arc CBS 2 Sertec CBS SE Powertech Services, Inc.
Circuit Breaker Sales & Repair CBN Circuit Breaker Sales NE SSE&R Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. Group CBS Training Center
GCBS Europe Circuit Breaker Analyzer TS WES 4 Contact Group CBS Affiliate Locator


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Quality Standards, Certifications, & Compliance

Group CBS-affiliated companies are members of numerous industry organizations including:

Several Group CBS affiliates are ISO 9001 2008-certified, including Circuit Breaker Sales, Circuit Breaker Store, Advanced Electrical & Motor Controls, and Vacuum Interrupters. They have comprehensive quality assurance procedures and full electrical testing capabilities including an in-house 200 kV impulse generator to test BIL withstand. All new or remanufactured equipment is covered by a one-year parts and labor warranty. Circuit Breaker Sales is also environmentally certified. They have a fully developed and implemented ISO 14001-compliant environment management system and have been issued ISO 14001:2004 certification.

Circuit Breaker Sales, Western Electrical Services, and Advanced Electrical & Motor Controls are members of PEARL - the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recycling League. PEARL membership is validation of our longstanding commitment to quality and adherence to the highest standards, and strict technical, safety, and operational requirements to ensure the proper recycling and reuse of electrical power equipment.

Additional memberships include: Circuit Breaker Sales is a member of  NFPA - the National Fire Protection Association; CBS ArcSafe is a member of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA); and Western Electrical Services is a member of NETA, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.

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Chris Lee Joins Vacuum Interrupters’ Engineering Team

February 12th, 2020
Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. (VI) i­­­s pleased to announce the addition of veteran electrical engineer and vacuum interrupter specialist Chris Lee. Based out of VIM (Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. —Manufacturing Facility), Lee will help accelerate the development of new vacuum interrupter designs and ratings for medium-voltage circuit breakers, shepherding VIM from its current proof-of-concept operation into full production as North America’s new...
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Vacuum Interrupters Announces New Manufacturing Facility

February 12th, 2020
North America’s electrical grid will soon benefit from a new source of vacuum interrupters — a critical component for many medium- and high-voltage electrical distribution centers — with the grand opening of Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.— Manufacturing Facility (VIM). While Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. (VI) will continue to be based in Farmers Branch, TX, VIM will operate out of its new facility in Denton, TX. VIM recently completed developme...
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Jason Bontrager Promoted to WES Vice President, Sales and Marketing

February 12th, 2020
Western Electrical Services is pleased to announce that it has recently promoted Jason Bontrager to vice president of sales and marketing. In this business development role, Jason will lead the sales division’s growth and direction as well as all marketing and social media efforts. Jason is charged with serving existing clients as well as winning new clients for WES. He will support the team in reaching individual and collective objectives a...
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Breaker Buzz December 2019: New Affiliate, Safety Tips, and More

February 12th, 2020
Expansion continues for Group CBS, again in the Midwest. A private investment group, including individuals affiliated with GCBS, has acquired Swartz Creek, MI–based Powertech Services, Inc.
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Mose Ramieh Will Keep Hand on the Wheel at Powertech Services, Inc.

February 12th, 2020
Mose Ramieh III was named president of Powertech Services, Inc., this month when the business became the newest affiliate to join Group CBS. In addition to more than two decades of industrial and utility maintenance expertise, Ramieh brings a passion for electrical safety, a history of employee training and empowerment, and a clear vision for future growth. “As central Michigan's leading NETA-accredited company, we have a strong foundation o...
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