Electrical Equipment

Title: Service Operations Manager Who we are and why we are successful Electrical Equipment Company (EECO) is not your average industrial full-line electrical distributor. We are a passionate, customer-centered service organization crazy about building a better tomorrow by serving the manufacturing plants, machine builders, and construction teams that make our communities strong. We are committed…

Who we are Electrical Equipment Company (EECO) is an expert in industrial automation and electric motor solutions, with the benefit of full-line electrical distribution. EECO provides a combination of capabilities not typical of distributors, including onsite assessment, performance evaluation, data-driven recommendations, repair options, and supply chain optimization. We are seeking enthusiastic individuals willing to learn…

Updated April 3, 2020 COVID-19 has brought many changes to our communities, affecting the ways we live, work and interact. But throughout these changes, one thing has stayed constant: Our determination to serve you and your facility’s needs in a safe manner. To keep our operations teams healthy by reducing exposure to outside personnel, on…

Who we are looking for The Southwest VA Regional Customer Service Manager will work independently, under the direction of the Regional Sales Manager and the VA Sales Leadership Team, to ensure the local staff, responsible for delivering the Customer Experience, are meeting and in alignment with our regional and corporate objectives.  This position will assist…

You’re invited to the Smart Manufacturing Summit! The future of manufacturing is bright. Smart Manufacturing is predicted to be the next Industrial Revolution and it is driven by connectivity and the unprecedented access to data. We have an opportunity to do great things, but getting started has been daunting. Smart Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0 and Connected…

Training can be expensive. Let’s face it, if you don’t keep up the training it’s easy to lose the skills you gained. Purchasing a workstation can keep those skills sharp. A workstation can also be a powerful tool for mentoring junior technicians. Rockwell Automation is offering their Winter Workstation Promotion – 20% off select workstations…

While attending Rockwell Automation on the Move (RAOTM) in Richmond in late August, I ran across participants of the robotics team from Goochland High School. Event attendees were taking turns running the team’s robot, “Bradley,” through an obstacle course of Solo cups using a drive station. Bradley is a complex robot the team constructed using…

Network security is a legitimate fear when it comes to Smart Manufacturing. Overall, SM unleashes the potential of IIoT technologies by integrating three key productivity factors: the automation process which provides operational information, or data, necessary for production, followed by analytics. Smart manufacturing brings together two different work groups – Operation Technology and Information Technology…

Manufacturers on the road to IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) will be one step closer when Rockwell Automation launches its dedicated network management software. It’s currently the only missing piece in the Connected Enterprise. I caught a glimpse of the beta version of Factory-Talk Network Manager recently at RATechED 2017 in Orlando, FL. Network security…

In some factories where just a fraction of time offline can wreak havoc on the bottom line, diagnostic insight into how your network is running is invaluable. Hardware, such as connections and switches, is critical. Too many industrial environments are ripe with standard office hardware. For years, the unmanaged switch has been the mainstay of…

Rockwell Automation On The Move (RAOTM) is right in our backyard this year in Richmond. EECO Virginia is very excited to invite you to participate in this amazing event. Come learn how smart, safe and sustainable solutions can turn your marketplace challenges into advantages. Take advantage of automation expertise from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork™, providing you…

The surge in Ethernet adoption, combined with lower hardware costs, is rapidly changing how we interact with “smart” control and power devices. Manufacturing facilities on the road to modernization can incorporate smart devices, such as newer variable frequency drives (VFDs), with little to no retrofitting. This eliminates the need to rip and replace, which can…

OVERVIEW Join Electrical Equipment Company for the 2017 EECO Has Heart Golf Tournament, benefiting the Greater Richmond American Heart Association and the Richmond Heart Walk. The tournament is a Captain’s Choice format with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. Come on out and enjoy the sunshine (we hope!), food, fun, prizes and more out at the Hawk! EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, June…

Save the Date – August 30-31, 2017 Rockwell Automation on the Move is coming to the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia. Come learn how smart, safe and sustainable solutions can turn your marketplace challenges into advantages. Network with peers and subject matter experts Learn from technical sessions, hands-on labs and workshops Explore the latest technology…

You’ve heard about Smart Manufacturing and it seems important. You understand that a lot of current equipment is nearing obsolescence and now is the time to upgrade. But, how do you move from your current state of equipment to smarter data-enabled devices? These devices are the building blocks of Smart Manufacturing, and becoming familiar with them will empower you…

OVERVIEW Join Electrical Equipment Company for the 3rd Annual EECO Has Heart Sporting Clay Tournament, benefiting the American Heart Association and the Triangle Heart Walk. Come on out and enjoy the food, fun, prizes, raffles and more at the beautiful Drake Landing! EVENT SCHEDULE Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:00 AM – Registration 10:30 AM – Safety Session (mandatory) 11:00 AM –…

Machine Safety Symposium: The Real Value of Safety Modern Safety Designs for Improved Safety and ProductivityThrough practical examples and applications, learn about: The value of risk assessment, and how to conduct them Importance of following a safe engineering design process Design safety into not onto a machine Strategic approaches to safety, assessments & solutions Safeguarding…

Much of America’s electrical infrastructure is aging toward obsolescence. In fact, $65 billion worth of legacy automation systems are reaching end of life, according to a 2011 ARC Strategy Report. Take a sip of your coffee and let that information roll around in your mind for a minute. The thought process of many plant managers is to maximize the…

Modernize your Automation Systems for a 21st Century Smart Manufacturing Facility Do you need help justifying modernization projects that can help you achieve better performance, greater flexibility, and make more informed decisions? Don’t miss this event! Discuss the journey of industrial automation in preparation for smart manufacturing. We can help you implement a plan that…

In our last post, we talked about step one of our progression plan — conducting the Installed Base Evaluation (IBE) as a blueprint for modernization. Conducting an IBE can help manufacturers get a handle on what they have, what they don’t have and what they need in the plant. This was the case for Oreo-brand…

So far we have introduced the concept of smart manufacturing, building on the topics of network connectivity, smart devices and progression. The need to modernize aging equipment is usually the basis for action, but other events such as emerging projects could also spawn activity. This post introduces a three-step, functional smart manufacturing process, to identify…