A Day in the Life of a Power Assemblies Engineer

As the name suggests, emergency power distribution equipment often needs to be quoted, manufactured and built within a very short period of time. The shortened time frame creates many challenges which include creating designs and drawings for fast customer approval as well as designing the products with readily available materials, tooling and labor. There is […]

Beetle Box: Purpose and Benefits

What is a Beetle Box Electricians, entertainment contractors and people involved in mobile music venues have all used spider boxes at one time or another. Spider box, being the generic name of a small portable electrical distribution box, gets its name from the legs coming down from the main body of the enclosure, giving it […]

The Benefits of Banded Generator Cable Assemblies

Smaller generators power a large portion of the portable power market. Homeowners, county fairs, concerts and events use portable generators for mobile temporary power to power lights, air conditioners and other critical loads. Most of the power requirements for the events are less than 200 amps at 240 volts single phase, which would require a […]

Anatomy of an Emergency Power System

Introduction/Background In the face of natural disaster, power outages are inevitable. Preparation is key to limiting damage and the loss of property and life. When storm warnings are issued people begin stocking up on food, water, gas, batteries, and other supplies to get them through. Some people assume that stores and stations will remain operational […]

4 Steps to Developing a Diverse Workforce Without Regard to Quotas

Patricia Ann Knowles – Owner, Power Assemblies Creating the culture Culture is a buzzword that has been the center of discussions in boardrooms and management meetings over the last several years. Good leaders understand that the right company culture has many benefits, including acclimating new employees, employee retention, work ethic and mutual respect. Company culture […]

3 Great Business Tax Breaks for the Electrical Industry & Beyond

As the end of the year approaches, most businesses look for ways to save money on their taxes. There are a lot of tax advantages to utilize, especially in the electrical industry. You can leverage them to subsidize equipment purchases and grow your business. Here are three business tax breaks you probably don’t know about […]