Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Hosts Congressman Casten

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September 18, 2019

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Lake Zurich, Illinois – Last month, Congressman Sean Casten (D-IL-06) visited ESCA Board company Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories’ (SEL) manufacturing facility in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The facility houses the company’s Fault Indicator and Sensor Division (FISD) which specializes in manufacturing high-quality fault indicators, voltage indicators and sensors, and split-core current transformers, all of which are vital to maintaining power systems and keeping the lights on.

Congressman Casten is a new member of Congress and this visit was part of ESCA’s new member education program. Congressman Casten toured the manufacturing facility and learned more about the company, as well as the products and services it provides for power systems around the world. The Congressman spoke with employee-owners on several issues, including tariffs, trade, cybersecurity and the company’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

“Modernizing our electric grid with the most innovative, up-to-date technologies is crucial in increasing efficiency and thus, helping to combat climate change,” said Rep. Casten. “I’m glad that I got the opportunity to visit Schweitzer Engineering in Lake Zurich to see the technologies they are working on and speak to the workers about the issues that matter to them.”

“For the past 10 years, we have been proud to say that we are 100 percent employee-owned! For us, it’s the difference between renting a job or owning a career,” said Dr. Ed Schweitzer, Founder of SEL. “Thank you, Rep. Casten, for stopping by to meet some of our employee-owners.”

Headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL is a 100 percent employee-owned U.S.-based manufacturer that serves the power industry worldwide through the design, manufacture, supply, and support of products and services for power system protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering.

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