TCI to Open New Operations in Central Ohio

Jointly Managed by TCI of Alabama and NETS, Inc., New Plant Will Add 35 Jobs to Region; Brings G&S Technologies Group to Eight Operating Sites Across the U.S.

Kearny, NJ -- March 14, 2017 -- The G&S Family of Companies announced plans to build an operating plant in Central Ohio to provide transformer recycling and repair services throughout the greater Midwest. The new operations will be jointly managed by TCI of Alabama and Northeast Transformer Services (NETS), two long established operations within the G&S group. Plans for TCI of Ohio, which began in December 2016, are being finalized through Columbus 2020, Inc., the economic development group headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

George Newmark, Vice President of G&S Technologies, said, “as demand for our expert services grows throughout the country, we feel it is important to have strong day-to-day operations in the Midwest. TCI of Alabama and NETS have a long history of providing the very best in transportation, recycling, disposal, and repair services to industries and utilities looking to handle their transformers and other oil-filled electrical equipment. Everyone in the G&S Family of Companies is excited about bringing this plant on line and welcoming the latest member to our group.”

Frank Jackson, a veteran project manager at TCI of Alabama, has been named President of the new Ohio operations. Jackson, who with G&S Vice President Jeffrey Lefkovits has been leading negotiations on the purchase agreement, said, “We expect to handle up to 2,000 tons of transformers and related oil-filled electrical equipment, and approximately one million gallons of oil per year.” TCI Ohio plans on hiring approximately 35 new employees within 1 year of completing construction.

"Kenny McDonald, President and CEO of regional economic development organization Columbus 2020 said, “We are excited for TCI of Ohio to finalize its plans for a first-class operations facility in Ohio. Bringing a strong national company to the Columbus Region that is committed to environmental excellence and to serving customers throughout the Midwest is testament to our region as a business location.”

As with other G&S Family Companies, TCI of Ohio will offer laboring, administrative, and management jobs with excellent pay, full benefits, and the opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

TCI of Ohio brings the number of operating sites in the G&S Family of Companies to eight, including TCI of Alabama; TCI of New York; NETS (New York); Transformer Technologies (Oregon); G&S Technologies, New Jersey; G&S Technologies, Virginia; and the oil refinery Hydrodec.

TCI of Alabama is an industry leader in recycling metals from used and obsolete oil-filled electrical equipment. Its facility is permitted to accept equipment with any PCB level. In addition to providing state-of-the-art safe disposal of EPA-regulated items, TCI of Alabama also purchases electrical equipment that is non-regulated (less than 50 ppm) regardless of size.

Northeast Transfomer Services (NETS) is a full-service transformer repair and rebuilding contractor located in Preble, NY. The company offers distribution transformer repair and testing for pole mounted and pad mounted units, single or three phase, between 1/kVA and 2,500/kVA. NETS also offers reconditioning of regulators and network transformers.
George Jackson, President of TCI of Alabama, and Gilbert Kozer, President of NETS, said, “Our companies work closely together to provide a full range of services to our utility and industry customers. From large transformers to PILC cable and everything in between, regulated and non-regulated, we handle it with best-in-class service, with safety, environmental stewardship and customer service as our highest values. We’ve been providing these services to customers in the Midwest for many years, but from a distance. Now we will have an official Midwest headquarters and state of the art facility.”

About the G&S Family of Companies

For more than 50 years, the G&S Family of Companies has led the way in helping utilities, businesses and industry safely remove and recycle obsolete transformers and other oil-filled electrical equipment, and rebuild those units that can still be productive. We are experts in helping you assess the functionality of your equipment, determine PCB levels where applicable, and ensure that all processing is done in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
We operate the largest processing facility for transformers and other oil-filled electrical equipment in the U.S., including the country's largest scrap metal recovery oven, which meets all US EPA requirements for incineration of drained PCB-contaminated articles (previously containing up to 499 ppm PCBs). Equipment containing 500 ppm PCBs or higher is processed in our TCI of Alabama facility. Our Family of companies along with our network of strategic partnerships with certified waste hauling contractors across the U.S., ensures that we can accommodate our customer’s every need safely and quickly, and provide rapid emergency deployment.

For more information contact us at: (201) 998-9244.