Group CBS Expands, Buying Electric Control Equipment Co.

Dec. 8, 2014

Group CBS, Inc., Addison, Texas, added to its capabilities in custom manufacturing, restoration, distribution and servicing of switchgear, circuit breakers and other electrical equipment with a deal announced this week to buy Electric Control Equipment Co., Norwalk, Conn.

Electric Control provides electrical equipment, repair, remanufacturing, and life-extension services to industrial and commercial customers worldwide. It will be integrated into Group CBS’s Circuit Breaker Sales NE Inc. affiliate, which the group established in April with the acquisition of Diversified Electric Services, Inc., Seymour, Conn. Electric Control’s Dan Kahn will join the CBS Northeast sales team.

“Electric Control has a 60-year history of industry leadership and success providing custom and remanufactured switchgear, circuit breakers, parts, rentals, and emergency work to industrial end users, utilities, municipalities, government facilities, and Fortune 500 companies,” said Bill Schofield, vice president of Group CBS.

Circuit Breaker Sales NE Inc., also based in Seymour, Conn., supplies industrial and commercial electrical equipment including circuit breaker contacts, trip units, vacuum interrupters, and complete matching switchgear lineups. CBS’s service teams also provide arc-flash analysis, breaker testing, remote racking and switching systems, and circuit breaker performance and timing test equipment as well as what it says is the industry’s only field-portable vacuum interrupter test system.