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Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc., a Group CBS company, specializes in the sale and service of low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers and other electrical power distribution equipment. From our modern 200,000-square-foot facility, we provide new, surplus, obsolete, and remanufactured electrical equipment and replacement parts from the largest inventory in the U.S.

CBS Expansion: CBS, Shermco Work Together in Midwest

CBS Expansion: CBS, Shermco Work Together in Midwest

On May 1, Circuit Breaker Sales (CBS), a Group CBS company, will open its first electrical equipment sales and service location in the Midwest. The new Crown Point, Indiana, facility will provide electrical equipment, repair, remanufacturing, and life-extension services to commercial and industrial customers in the region, including steel mills, generating stations and utilities, hospitals, and data centers. This newest location brings the total number of CBS locations to three, including Gainesville, Texas, and Lakeland, Florida.

Although Group CBS has worked with businesses in the area for years, having access to a local inventory and shop makes all the difference when it comes to the speed at which a circuit breaker can be repaired or replaced — which ultimately affects a customer’s bottom line.

“When customers lose power, the loss of production can be devastating,” says Dean Klinger, operations manager for CBS Midwest. “When a steel mill shuts down, it loses $34,000 a minute.”

Until now, our customers in the Midwest who need a repaired, remanufactured, or reconditioned circuit breaker had to ship the circuit breaker to Gainesville, buy an airline ticket to Texas to inspect the product, and then wait for its return. With the opening of the new CBS branch, customers will save time and money.

“With a local presence here, we can provide local field service support and a local inventory so we can get the equipment to customers in the area quicker,” says Tim Chicki, shop supervisor. “We’ll pretty much be able to drive it on a truck ourselves.”

The Group CBS Midwest branch will work in close partnership with the Shermco Industries field service and sales organization in Minooka, Illinois, located about an hour away.

“Group CBS companies have a long-standing relationship with Shermco Industries,” says Tim Brewer, president of Circuit Breaker Sales. “Shermco already has a foothold in the Midwest but no service shop. By offering the full complement of Group CBS products and comprehensive shop service capabilities, along with serving our large customer base and existing relationships in the region that we currently support from miles away, CBS Midwest will help fulfill a critical need in the market.”

“At the end of the day, we want to make commitments we can deliver on,” says Klinger. “Being local makes us familiar with customer needs.”

CBS’s main office is in Gainesville, Texas, which is an ISO 9001- and ISO 140001-certified member company of Group CBS, Inc., specializing in the sale and service of low- and medium-voltage circuit breakers and other electrical power distribution equipment. From its modern 200,000-square-foot facility, Group CBS provides new, surplus, obsolete, and remanufactured electrical equipment and replacement parts from the largest in-stock inventory of electrical equipment in the U.S. For more information, visit CircuitBreaker.com or call 800-232-5809.

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