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The 2018 Q4 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

The 2018 Q4 issue of Breaker Buzz has arrived!

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

Group CBS is wrapping up 2018, which will be our most successful year yet. We’ve got lots of reasons to be thankful: burgeoning operations in the Midwest from Circuit Breaker Sales and Advanced Electrical & Motor Controls, Inc.; creative product delivery from CBS Nuclear; and CBS ArcSafe’s integration of Martek products.

  • AEAMC Cashes in on Cryptocurrency Mining
  • High-Voltage Lab Testing Improves Performance, Safety of Electrical Systems
  • Justin Gaull Joins CBS ArcSafe
  • Western Electrical Services Personnel Pass NETA Exam
  • 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.

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Sincerely,
Randy Roumillat, COO, Group CBS

Circuit Breaker Sales Opens Detroit Apparatus Service Center

Circuit Breaker Sales Opens Detroit Apparatus Service Center

Denise GreenGainesville, TX, September 26, 2018 — Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc. (CBS), a specialist in the sales and service of low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers and other power distribution equipment, announces the opening of its newest 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 breaker support 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 and commercial markets to keep their electrical equipment closer to home, rather than having to ship it across the country for repair or upgrade,” Green says.

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 contact the Detroit Apparatus Service Center, call 734-357-8005 or visit CircuitBreaker.com.

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