Electro Electric, Post Glover LifeLink, Thomas & Betts Corp.

  • Danbury, Conn.-based Electro Electric recently received a $1 million dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for development of its Bipolar Nickel Metal Hydride energy storage battery. The funding provides for continued development of batteries for utility energy storage applications, such as power regulation and bulk storage.
  • The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC) has certified the sale of Post Glover LifeLink’s isolated power panels and digital clock timers in Canada. CSA and ULC certification ensures that products are manufactured in accordance with Canadian industrial standards.
  • The Memphis, Tenn.-based Thomas & Betts Corp. Electrical Division was granted ISO 9001:2000 certification for the management systems overseeing the design, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of electrical components at its facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. The certification applies to the company’s distribution center in Byhalia, Miss.; its facility in Orange, Mass.; and its plants in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico; Athens, Tenn.; Southaven, Miss.; Jonesboro, Ark.; and Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  • Aurora, Ohio-based high-voltage material packaging group Hamby Young recently won the $60 million contract for material procurement and logistics for construction of a 120-mile transmission line and substation in Grimes, Iowa. The L.E. Myers Co. awarded the contract, which consists of construction of a 345/161/15kV substation and a 345kV transmission line from MidAmerican’s Council Bluffs Energy Center to the Grimes substation.
  • In response to a preliminary report conducted by Engineering Systems, Inc. (ESI), Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has increased its ongoing vault-inspection efforts to include testing for moisture in a key transformer fixture. ESI is independently investigating the cause of the underground vault explosion on Aug. 19.