Beckwith Electric Celebrates 45 Years in Business
Largo, Florida – June 12, 2012 - Beckwith Electric, a leading power and automation technology company, joins its customers, partners, and employees in celebrating 45 years in business this month. As the company reflects on its past, Beckwith’s ongoing commitment to quality and innovation inspires its focus today and for the future.
Formed in 1967 by the late Robert Beckwith in the garage of his Chicago home, the first product produced was a lightning protector for power station batteries. From the beginning, recognition of the cautious approach that utilities must take to new products and techniques has been a major factor for Beckwith Electric’s heavy emphasis on product development and field trials of new solutions. As its reputation for its commitment to quality and manufacturing grew, the company expanded and moved to its current location in Largo, Florida in 1974. Beckwith Electric innovations continued with the introduction of the first solid-state tapchanger control in 1968, and the first microprocessor protective relay in 1981.
Today, Beckwith Electric has thousands of protection and control units in service worldwide, with a reputation for cutting-edge technology, defined by its customers and refined by Beckwith. This success starts with Beckwith Electric Employees and their commitment to quality in the products, all 100% designed and manufactured in Largo, Florida, U.S.A.
Beckwith Electric is honoring 45 years in business with a celebration Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Vinoy St. Petersburg Resort. Thanks to the following vendors for supporting our 45th Anniversary Celebration:
About Beckwith Electric
Beckwith Electric is the leading provider of innovative solutions for Smart Grid Volt/VAr Optimization and Conservation Voltage Reduction. These smart grid strategies provide huge energy savings and free up critical electric power system capacity. Beckwith’s field-proven smart controls for transformers, regulators and capacitor banks incorporate the latest technologies in microprocessor architecture and communications. Features include real time power quality metering capable of detecting damaging harmonics, sags, swells, faults, and sub-synchronous transients with massive nonvolatile memory for data recording. Communications options include 128-bit encrypted Bluetooth for laptop connection in the field from the comfort of a fleet cab, and true Ethernet capability allowing multiple concurrent sessions using DNP, Modbus, and IEC 61850 for remote access.
Founded in 1967, Beckwith Electric introduced the first solid state tapchanger control in 1968, and was the first to develop the microprocessor protective relay in 1981. Today, Beckwith Electric has thousands of protection and control units in service worldwide, with a reputation for cutting-edge technology, defined by its customers and refined by Beckwith. This success starts with Beckwith Electric Employees and their commitment to quality in the products, all 100% designed and manufactured in Largo, Florida, U.S.A. Beckwith Electric is ISO 9001 certified and was recently awarded the 2012 Governor's Sterling Award - Florida's top honor for performance excellence. Visit us online at www.beckwithelectric.com, follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/beckwithcompany or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BeckwithElectric.
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Beckwith Electric Communications