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Tencarva Announces Acquisition of Electric Service and Sales Company

Tencarva Machinery Company announces the acquisition of the assets and operations of Greensboro-based Electric Service and Sales Company Inc. (ESSCO), a division of Enerphase Industrial Solutions Inc., as of May 28, 2010, according to Rod Lee, president.

Stan Shelton, president of ESSCO, will continue as manager for the new ESSCO Division of Tencarva. Don Benton will remain as operations manager. All other ESSCO personnel, including outside sales, inside sales, engineering, repair and others will continue to be a part of the ESSCO Division. The ESSCO Division will remain at 1800 Sullivan Street in Greensboro, N.C., and other current locations.

ESSCO is a distributor for Toshiba motors and drives, Marathon motors, and ABB drives and controls. The assets of ESSCO were acquired from Enerphase Industrial Solutions, Inc., of which ESSCO was a division.

Shelton comments, “We are pleased to announce that Tencarva, our long time account and largest customer for the past several years, has purchased the assets of the ESSCO Division. This is an exciting time for those of us at ESSCO. We become part of one of the largest industrial distributors in the country.”

Shelton continues, “We believe the combination of our electrical knowledge and Tencarva s resources will provide great benefits to our customers and manufacturers. Becoming a part of Tencarva will also provide our employees with a great deal of security in these tough economic times.”

He points out, “The culture at Tencarva mirrors that of ESSCO. I know this is the best fit for our people. We all are excited about the future. Tencarva is a great company, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Lee explains, “ESSCO has been an important supplier for Tencarva for years. Most of the motors that Tencarva’s team mounts on pump packages built in Greensboro come from ESSCO. They also design and build electrical control packages and have incorporated the ITT PumpSmart drives in several packages built for Tencarva customers over the past several years.”

Lee emphasizes, “We welcome the ESSCO employees to the Tencarva family, and believe they will be an excellent addition to Tencarva as they help create many avenues for growth.”

A service oriented company established in 1955 in Greensboro, ESSCO has been involved with industrial motor control and system integration for over 40 years. The company also has a motor rewind shop in Martinsville, Va., and a sales office in Kingsport, Tenn. ESSCO is a complete source of quality industrial products and services and provides complete system integration services. Included are variable speed drives, power ride through systems, Servo motors and controls, multi-axis motion controllers and software, PLCs, motors, uninterruptible power supplies, motor controls, circuit breakers, disconnect switches, transformers, line reactors and filters, process instruments, non-contact dancer assemblies, pilot devices, gear boxes, and proximity, photoelectric and sonic sensors.

Source: Tencarva Machinery

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