The Beginning

It was 1926. Thomas Edison was still working in his shop in Menlo Park; movies (still silent) featured Rudolph Valentino, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, and William S. Hart; the country was driving the Model T and dancing the Charleston.

The world was eight years past “The War to End All Wars”, and Adolph Hitler was still only in charge of a small group of bullies and hoodlums. The tungsten filament lamp was still an innovation; “talkies” wouldn’t be introduced for another year; and a young, vibrant nation was building a new world for itself using abundant, inexpensive power as electrification began its inexorable march across the American landscape.

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“The Beginning” by former CEO, Jack Lawson

History of EECO
It was 1926, and four men came together to realize an idea; a vision that became a reality in Raleigh, NC, with the founding of Electrical Equipment Company (EECO)… Read the entire article “The Beginning,” written by our former CEO, Jack Lawson.

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  • EECO founded in Raleigh, NC

  • Richmond, VA location opens for business.

  • Augusta, GA location opens for business.

  • EECO adds to motor sales and repair business by expanding to full line electrical distribution.

  • Laurinburg, NC location opens for business.

  • Augusta branch moves to Greene St.

  • EECO becomes an Eaton distributor in GA, SC, NC and VA.

  • South Hill, VA location opens for business.

  • Franklin, VA location opens for business

  • EECO becomes the Rockwell Automation distributor for the Virginia APR.

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