Illinois-based G&W Electric, a manufacturer of electric equipment for utility companies, celebrated 10 years of manufacturing operations in Mexico with a milestone in safety concerns. Along with its anniversary, the production facility located in San Luis Potosi last month achieved 7 years of operations without an accident.
In 2008, the plant started with less than 10 employees and has grown to a multi-million-dollar operation with now all the critical facets of the business including engineering and aftermarket services.
“We are thrilled with the hard work from all of our workers in San Luis Potosi,” said Dan Dykas, President of G&W Electric Mexico. “Since they first began operation, they have played an essential role in G&W’s growth.”
CFE, Mexico’s main utility, is G&W Mexico’s largest customer. CFE mainly purchases and installs fully submersible solid dielectric Trident and SF6 switchgear. G&W provided equipment for CFE’s Reforma project in Mexico City to help lower electricity rates for residents and commercial customers.
For the past 10 years, the plant has helped G&W supply costumed engineered solutions based on customer’s specific needs, assembling controls, manufacture Viper Reclosers, SF6 and Trident solid dielectric switchgear.
The plant is ISO 9001 certified, an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.