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Circuit Breaker Sales Opens Detroit Apparatus Service Center

Circuit Breaker Sales Opens Detroit Apparatus Service Center

Denise GreenGainesville, TX, September 24, 2018 — Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc. (CBS), specialists in the sales and service of low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers and other power distribution equipment, announces the opening of its latest Midwest service center in Detroit. The facility, known as the CBS Detroit Apparatus Service Center, specializes in the repair, remanufacture, and life extension of low- and medium-voltage switchgear and circuit breakers. The facility also provides on-site preventive maintenance and emergency on-call services.

The service center will be managed by Denise Green, an industry veteran with 29 years of experience overseeing field service activities and breaker shops. “The CBS Detroit Apparatus Service Center allows customers in the utility, automotive, and other industrial markets to keep their electrical equipment closer to home, rather than having to ship it across the country for repair or upgrade,” Green says. To contact the Detroit Apparatus Service Center, call 734-357-8005.

The Detroit Apparatus Service Center will join service centers in Chicago, St. Louis, and Crown Point, IN, enabling CBS to provide comprehensive coverage throughout the Midwest. Headquartered in Gainesville, TX, CBS also has a service center in Lakeland, FL.

To discuss joining Group CBS’s family of electrical equipment supply, service, and engineering companies, contact Randy Roumillat at 972-250-2500 or visit GroupCBS.com.

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The 2018 Q3 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The 2018 Q3 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

Breaker Buzz Q3 2018Read All About It: The New Issue of Breaker Buzz Has Arrived!

Group CBS is on track for its best year yet, and this issue of Breaker Buzz shows exactly why. We're going big in the Midwest with new service centers, acquisitions, and expansions. Plus, the following stories demonstrate other successes throughout the Group:

  • CBS ArcSafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Acquires Martek
     
  • VI Puts Finishing Touches on Manufacturing Facility
     
  • CBS Northeast Expands to Pennsylvania
     
  • CBS Nuclear Completes NUPIC Audit
     
  • And more!

We 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.

Click here to download the latest Breaker Buzz.

Sincerely,
Randy Roumillat, COO, Group CBS

CBS ArcSafe® Acquires MarTek Limited

CBS ArcSafe® Acquires MarTek Limited

MarTek chicken switchThe acquisition includes the addition of the Chicken Switch® product family to CBS ArcSafe’s lineup of remote racking and switching solutions.

Denton, TX, August 2, 2018 – CBS ArcSafe®, a leading manufacturer of remote racking and switching solutions for low- and medium-voltage switchgear, has acquired select assets of MarTek Limited. MarTek manufactures the Chicken Switch®, a device designed to remotely operate control switches and low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers. The company also makes products that remotely rack common circuit breakers and motor control centers (MCCs), in addition to remote operators for disconnect handles on a variety of MCCs.

“MarTek’s products will strengthen CBS ArcSafe’s ability to provide our customers with quality products that increase the safety of technicians and service personnel,” says Ashley Ledbetter, president of CBS ArcSafe. “MarTek will also benefit from larger sales and service support offered by the Group CBS, Inc., family of affiliate companies.”

Although MarTek will operate as CBS ArcSafe, it will continue operations at its facility in Charleston, WV, with existing personnel under the direction of MarTek principal Russ Safreed, PE.

Details of the transaction were not disclosed. To discuss joining Group CBS’s family of electrical equipment supply, service, and engineering companies, contact Randy Roumillat at 972-250-2500, or visit GroupCBS.com

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The 2018 Q2 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The 2018 Q2 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

BB May2018 thumbThe new issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

In the first four months of 2018, Group CBS has outperformed the competition on many levels. This issue of Buzz shows how we’ve done just that, from our award-winning outing at PowerTest to introducing a revolutionary reconditioning process for vacuum interrupters at our new manufacturing facility.

In this issue, you’ll also find other success stories, including:

  • AEAMC Establishes Expertise in the Nuclear Power Industry
  • Circuit Breaker Sales Acquires Berthold Electric Power Services
  • WES Rides the Work Wave in Hawaii
  • Group CBS Affiliates Show Unity in Diversity at Protective Relay Conference
  • Smooth Operators Column Honors Five Longtime Employees
  • And more!

We 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

Circuit Breaker Sales Acquires Berthold Electric Power Services

Circuit Breaker Sales Acquires Berthold Electric Power Services

As part of its ongoing expansion to better serve its customers, Circuit Breaker Sales has acquired Berthold Electric Power Services from Gus Berthold Electric Co.

Gainesville, TX, Jan. 9, 2018 – As part of its ongoing expansion to better serve its customers, Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc. (CBS) has acquired Berthold Electric Power Services from Gus Berthold Electric Co. The business has been integrated into CBS and will continue serving the Midwest from its existing Chicago and St. Louis service centers and with its existing management and personnel.

Operating as CBS, the business will continue to provide quality maintenance, repair, remanufacturing and testing of low- and medium voltage switchgear and circuit breakers. In addition to performing these services in its modern, fully equipped service centers, the business also provides on-site preventive maintenance services and emergency on-call services.

Circuit Breaker Sales, a Group CBS company, is headquartered in a modern 200,000 square foot facility in Gainesville, Texas; and in addition to the new Chicago and St. Louis service centers has additional service centers in Lakeland, Florida and Crown Point, Indiana.

If you’re trying to reach Gus Berthold Electric, please visit them at http://BertholdElectric.com

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