February 2020
Visit Group CBS at PowerTest 2020

Looking for the latest in electrical equipment, testing, and service? Then mark your calendar now and make sure to stop by to meet with the experts of Group CBS during PowerTest at Booths 341, 437 (new products), 441, 443, and 445. With affiliates around the globe specializing in everything from remote racking and switching solutions to vacuum interrupter testing to life-extension services, Group CBS can connect you with the right team and find the right fit to meet your electrical needs.
Group CBS Expansion
Vacuum Interrupters Steps Into Design, Manufacturing
Known for its extensive vacuum interrupter inventory, Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. (VI) is expanding its niche by designing and developing what it sells. Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. —Manufacturing Facility (VIM) is where this transition is taking place. VIM’s initial product has already been successfully tested. Read more.
Chris Lee Joins Vacuum Interrupters' Engineering Team
Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. has hired Chris Lee to join the team of engineering experts at Vacuum Interrupters, Inc. — Manufacturing Facility (VIM) in Denton, TX. Lee will work closely with Jerod Day in the design and development of vacuum interrupters. Read more.
Safety First
CBS Nuclear Opens New Facility to Handle Class 1E Workload
CBS Nuclear Services, Inc. has opened its new dedicated nuclear safety–related circuit breaker shop in Matthews, NC. The 5,000-square-foot facility will allow CBS Nuclear to isolate Class 1E projects from non-nuclear-related projects, an important step for CBS Nuclear’s quality assurance program. Read more.
Product Recognition
CBS ArcSafe's RSA-152G Named 2019 Product of the Year Winner
CBS ArcSafe is proud to announce that the RSA-152G has been named a winner in the safety category of the Plant Engineering 2019 Product of the Year award event. The specific level of the award (gold, silver, or bronze), will be announced on April 27 at the awards dinner in Chicago. Read more.
Success Stories
CBS Partnership Produces Promising Results, Future Sales
Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc. was awarded a contract from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to install compact vacuum circuit breakers back in 2017. Due to LADWP’s unique needs, CBS partnered with LS Industrial Systems, which designed and produced the breakers. What began as an initial order of 24 custom-designed breaker retrofills could exceed 500 breakers in the coming years. Read more.
Circuit Breaker Sales & Repair's Sales Team Is "All In" for 2020
Circuit Breaker Sales & Repair, Inc. held its annual sales meeting last month to introduce its “All In” theme for 2020. The two-day event, held in Galveston, TX, included representation from several Group CBS affiliates. Between discussions about sales strategies and engaging team-building events, the meeting helped define the goals for 2020. Read more.
Giving Back
WES Employees Step Up to the Plate; Support Its Community

When Western Electrical Services, Inc. was approached to support The Miracle League of Arizona’s annual Wiffle ball World Series, it did not hesitate to take part. The league is a nonprofit organization in North Scottsdale dedicated to providing a safe, successful, and enjoyable baseball experience for children, teens, and adults with disabilities or special health-care needs. The WES team quickly learned that they shouldn’t make any career changes, but everyone had fun. CEO Craig Archer remarked, “It is a duty of us all to help the less fortunate.”
Smooth Operators
Jason Bontrager Promoted to WES Vice President, Sales/Marketing
Western Electrical Services, Inc. has announced the promotion of Jason Bontrager to vice president, sales and marketing. In his new role, Bontrager will focus on the sales division's growth while overseeing marketing efforts company-wide. Read more.
CBSNE Names Brian Constantino Executive Vice President
Circuit Breaker Sales Northeast, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Brian Constantino from operations manager to executive vice president. Constantino joined CBSNE almost 18 years ago and welcomes this new opportunity. Read more.
WES Recognizes Its Employees' Long-Standing Commitment
WES employees (top, left to right) Dan Hook, Ryan Herbst, Matt Zemanek; (bottom, left to right) Munzell Huffman, Vladimir Bashinskiy, Gus Napoles
10 years or more
Eli Ankrom
Sean Conley
Rob Coomes
Carlos Leal
Joe Selden
Wally Schwantes
Petr Zadneprovskiy
Kevin Zemanek
15 years or more
Dan Hook
Munzell Huffman
Gus Napoles

20 years or more
Vladimir Bashinskiy
Ryan Herbst
Matt Zemanek
Recycling at Its Best
In case you missed this over the holiday season, CBS Nuclear Services, Inc. held its first circuit breaker Christmas ornament contest. Entries were judged on creativity and the percentage of materials coming from “rejected” circuit breaker parts. Andrew Bunch took home first place and $60 for his “Santa 2.0 Goat-Powered Sleigh” (left); Alphonso Edwards placed second and received $40 for his “Wire-Wrapped Santa.”
February 24-28, 2020
Chicago, IL
Booth 341

March 2-6, 2020
Reno, NV

March 8-13, 2020
Boston, MA
Booth 109

April 14-17, 2020
Denver, CO
Booth 820

Email Info@GroupCBS.com if you would like to meet at one of these events.
Affiliates Directory
Advanced Electrical & Motor Controls, Inc.
Irving, TX - Ph: 800-289-2757
Elgin, IL - Ph: 224-856-5036

CBS ArcSafe, Inc.
Denton, TX - Ph: 877-4-SAFETY

CBS Nuclear Services, Inc.
Matthews, NC - Ph: 704-882-1875

Circuit Breaker Analyzer, Inc.
Farmers Branch, TX - Ph: 972-290-0074

Circuit Breaker Sales Co., Inc.
Gainesville, TX - Ph: 800-232-5809

Regional Service Centers
Chicago Service Center
Rockford, IL - Ph: 800-657-6646

Detroit Apparatus Service Center
Livonia, MI - Ph: 734-357-8005

Florida Service Center
Lakeland, FL - Ph: 863-646-5099

Midwest Service Center
Crown Point, IN - Ph: 219-213-2095

St. Louis Service Center
Pinckneyville, IL - Ph: 618-357-6300

Circuit Breaker Sales & Repair, Inc.
La Porte, TX - Ph: 281-479-4555
Gonzales, LA - Ph: 225-673-2278
Circuit Breaker Sales NE, Inc.
Boston, MA - Ph: 781-438-7770
Seymour, CT - Ph: 203-888-7500
Johnstown, PA - Ph: 814-254-4457

Circuit Breaker Store, Inc.
Gainesville, TX - Ph: 855-227-8673

Powertech Services, Inc.
Swartz Creek, MI - Ph: 810-720-2280

Solid State Exchange & Repair, Inc.
Denton, TX - Ph: 877-TRIP-FIX (874-7349)

Transformer Sales Co.
Gainesville, TX - Ph: 940-665-4484

Vacuum Interrupters, Inc.
Farmers Branch, TX - Ph: 214-442-5877
Denton, TX - VI Manufacturing

Western Electrical Services, Inc.
Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ - Ph: 888-395-2021

Regional Service Centers
Reno, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Sumner, WA
Vancouver, WA

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