Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: WWII Veteran-Tom Schmid

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: WWII Veteran-Tom Schmid

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we explore Crescent Electric as a family business and the Tom Schmid era. From the time Titus’ sons became involved in the business, to Tom’s promotion to President of the company in 1966; this article details the growing business that is still held by the family today. Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane in preparation for our Centennial celebration in April, 2019!

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Schmid Brothers Working at Crescent: The Jim Schmid Years (1974-2001)

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Schmid Brothers Working at Crescent: The Jim Schmid Years (1974-2001)

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we explore Crescent Electric as a family business and the Tom Schmid era. From the time Titus’ sons became involved in the business, to Tom’s promotion to President of the company in 1966; this article details the growing business that is still held by the family today. Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane in preparation for our Centennial celebration in April, 2019!

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: The Early Years of Crescent as a Family Business

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: The Early Years of Crescent as a Family Business

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we explore Crescent Electric as a family business and the Tom Schmid era. From the time Titus’ sons became involved in the business, to Tom’s promotion to President of the company in 1966; this article details the growing business that is still held by the family today. Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane in preparation for our Centennial celebration in April, 2019!

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Notes and Correspondence from our Founder, Titus B. Schmid

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Notes and Correspondence from our Founder, Titus B. Schmid

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we learn that Titus was a prolific writer, sending frequent letters to family members regarding the business. This article details the challenges of business ownership in Titus’s own handwriting. Join us as we explore the notes and correspondence written by Titus from 1966 through 1982.

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Crescent Grows Through the Years

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Crescent Grows Through the Years

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we look at the passion Titus had for growing the business. This article captures the first 50 years of Company history as told by Titus in his book, along with news clippings, and stories shared by his children. Join us as we explore the opportunities and challenges in the first 50 years of Crescent Electric Supply Company.

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Titus B. Schmid, Crescent Founder: Entrepreneur

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: Titus B. Schmid, Crescent Founder: Entrepreneur

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we explore the young entrepreneurial spirit of Crescent Electric Founder, Titus B. Schmid. From real estate investments in Canada, to farms in Minnesota and Iowa, Titus garnered a wealth of experience that finally led him to electrical sales and distribution. Join us as we take another stroll down memory lane in preparation for our Centennial celebration in April, 2019!

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: The Schmid Brewery

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: The Schmid Brewery

In this countdown to our 100th Anniversary, we look at the first Schmid family buisness in Dubuque - the Schmid Brewery. Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane in preparation for our Centennial celebration in April, 2019!

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: The History Behind Crescent Electric

Countdown to our 100th Anniversary: The History Behind Crescent Electric

Over the next year, we're celebrating the countdown to our 100th Anniversary by sharing our stories from our past. The history of our founder, Titus B. Schmid, and all those that impacted him, play a vital role in the creation of Crescent Electric Supply Company. Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane in preparation for our Centennial celebration in April, 2019!

US Energy Consumption & Energy Sources | Crescent Electric Supply Company

US Energy Consumption & Energy Sources | Crescent Electric Supply Company

Come learn about the state of US energy consumption and energy sources. What are the most common power plant types per state? Which states generate and consume the most energy? And how has our energy production changed over the years? Read the full results of the study here.

Bitcoin Mining Costs per State | Crescent Electric Supply

Bitcoin Mining Costs per State | Crescent Electric Supply

What are the Bitcoin mining costs in your state? We all know that mining cryptocurrency can make you money, but how much electricity does it cost? Click here for our study of Bitcoin mining costs based on electricity rates in the U.S.!

Highlights of the 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Highlights of the 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Crescent Electric Supply Company had the opportunity to sponsor the 10th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference that was presented and hosted by Sustainable Dubuque. The event has taken place for the last decade and has helped to bring together government agencies, healthcare professionals, businesses leaders, and educators who understand the significance of their impact on the world we’re living in.

Crescent Electric, with our nationwide presence, understands the importance of providing more than just products to our customers. Learn some of the highlights from this year’s conference in this article.

Phoenix Contact FL WLAN 1101 – Making Industrial WiFi Easy

Phoenix Contact FL WLAN 1101 – Making Industrial WiFi Easy

A common struggle facing industrial users is getting a new production line connected to the plant network. Plant network switches are often hundreds of feet away from the equipment. Many users bring in outside electrical contractors to run the CAT5/CAT6 (or even fiber optic) cabling. One alternative to running cable all over the plant is to connect the equipment to the plant’s existing WiFi network, which is made easy with Phoenix Contact's FL WLAN 1101.