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Headquartered in Addison, Texas, 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.

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The 2018 Q2 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The 2018 Q2 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

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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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The 2017 Q4 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The 2017 Q4 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

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Group CBS puts another successful year on the books with record sales and growth, innovative products, and fulfilling customers' requirements for electrical apparatus sales, service, testing, and engineering worldwide.

One of the standout moments for Group CBS this year was its response to Hurricane Harvey in late August. In this issue of Buzz, you'll see how ingenuity and hard work helped get Houston customers back online quickly and safely... and how the GCBS family pulled together to assist our own employees affected by the storm.

Also in this issue, you will find:

  • Vacuum Interrupters, Inc., introduces the multifunctional VITS60M tester
  • Western Electrical Services outperforms the competition with PEARL Technician Certification
  • "Smooth Operators" column honors longtime employees
  • MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter tester spans the globe from Indiana to India
  • And 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!

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The Q3 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The Q3 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

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As the devastation from Hurricane Harvey intensifies, Group CBS is keeping a close eye on our neighbors in Texas and Louisiana. It’s difficult to watch so many people lose their homes and loved ones, but through the tragedy, we’re also witnessing acts of heroism that make us proud to be Americans.

The road to recovery will be a long one, but Group CBS and its affiliates are ready to provide electrical apparatus repair, rentals, services, and sales to get this region back up and running. See page 3 for a link to Group CBS emergency contact numbers.

Also in this issue of Buzz, you will find:

  • CBS Florida solves transformer challenge for power plant
  • How to find talented millennial workers
  • CBS ArcSafe braves the desert for electrical safety
  • Western Electrical Services opens Reno shop
  • “Smooth Operators” column honors longtime employees
  • And 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.

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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.”