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!
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!
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.
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.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This quote comes to us from the same man that reportedly experimented with electricity by flying a kite, with a key attached to the string, in a thunderstorm. Although Benjamin Franklin is known for this hair raising electrical experiment, it is the quote regarding preventative measures that we would like to focus on this month. That is right, May is Electrical Safety Month and prevention is the key!
LED high bay fixtures from Litetronics were used to replace failing metal-halide lamps. Compact and simple to install, the fixtures offered a 79,000-hour life with stronger lumen consistency, a sharp contrast to the 10,000-hour life and rapid lumen depreciation characteristic of the Club’s previous metal-halide lighting technology freeing up $8,000 annually.