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Celebrating the ELECTRAK and Ten Years of Innovation

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2019

The innovative ELECTRAK was proudly introduced by Brooks Utility Products to the public in 2009.

The patent-pending primary cabinet is equipped with extra large doors & roll-out shelves that can hold up to 400 pounds of CT/PT equipment each, workers can easily remove the shelves for transformer replacement by removing only six bolts, reducing exposure to injury while simultaneously cutting down service time.

The cabinet combines worker convenience while also providing a smaller exterior footprint and...

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Brooks Utility Products Appoints John Bettevy to Lead South Central Territory Sales

Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018

NOVI, Mich. (November 26th, 2018) – Brooks Utility Products has named John Bettevy district sales manager for the south-central sales territory.  Bettevy brings to Brooks 30 years of utility industry experience in procurement, sales, and account management roles.  

“John brings a new perspective to our sales organization, having worked for more than 10 years in procurement at TXU/Oncor prior to entering the sales arena,” said Brooks Vice President of Marketing Scott...

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A Simple Solution to Post-Hurricane Power Restoration

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Natural disasters cause damage that can be devastating and confusing not only to homeowners but entire communities as well. People are left with the loss of personal property and uncertainty about what to do next. Emergency teams, and utilities work as fast as they can to provide solutions, but sometimes it is not that simple.

Restoring utility service after a natural disaster requires significant expense, equipment, and field services labor. Even after lines are replaced and power is restored to the...

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Brooks Utility Products Names Electrical Sales Expert Edward Hed to Lead Northwest Team

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NOVI, Mich. (August 22, 2018) – Brooks Utility Products has named Edward Hed district sales manager for the northwest sales territory. 

“Ed brings a wealth of industry and technical experience to the role and a strong focus on customers that will translate into success,” said Brooks President Kevin Koder. Working directly for Koder, Ed will be leading Brooks in delivering profitable growth in both direct and indirect sales. He will manage all sales activities in Alaska, Hawaii,...

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Brooks Utility Products Names Product Design Expert Kayhan Vahdat to Lead Engineering Department

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018

NOVI, Mich. (August 3, 2018) – Brooks Utility Products has named Kayhan Vahdat as its new director of engineering. Kayhan joins Brooks following an impressive career leading teams in the consumer electronics and automotive sectors.

“I am passionate about joining the Brooks leadership team as the Director of Engineering”, Said Kayhan. “I have high hopes and expectations for Brooks’ product development team and believe that my hands-on experience in various high-tech...

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Brooks Utility Products Introduces Keyed Barrel Lock with Advanced Security Features to Prevent Meter Tampering, Reduce Energy Theft

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018

NOVI, Mich. (January 23, 2018) – Brooks Utility Products, a supplier of electric metering products for the utility industry for 145 years, is excited to introduce their newest meter security product, the Keyed Barrel Lock, to increase meter security and prevent meter tampering and energy theft.

 

Metering has significantly evolved over the past five decades and, with the advent of smart metering, so has energy theft. “Billions of dollars are stolen from utilities annually,” says ...

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Brooks Utility Products Introduces the Banana Jack Test Switch

Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2017

NOVI, Mich. (October 16, 2017) – Brooks Utility Products, a supplier of electric metering products for the utility industry for 144 years, is proud to introduce the Banana Jack Test Switch, an innovative product designed with customer safety as the top priority.  The safety and security of banana plugs can now be used on test switches for electric meter testing. 

Banana Jacks offer a more secure and superior electrical connection of field test equipment to the test switch compared with...

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Brooks Utility Products Group Announces Leadership Transition

Posted Monday, September 11, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - September 11, 2017

Brooks Utility Products announced today that Kevin Koder has joined the company as President replacing Jeff Hanft effective November 3, 2017.  Jeff Hanft who has led the company since 2003 plans to retire and move to South Carolina to spend time with his wife in their new lake home. Hanft will continue to work on a part time basis as Executive Director of Brooks Utility Products.

Kevin Koder has already begun his transition and upon Hanft’s retirement...

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Events

North Carolina Electric Meter School

06/23/2019 to 06/27/2019

Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation

Myrtle Beach,  SC 

CARILEC Engineers Conference & Exhibition

07/22/2019 to 07/26/2019

Curacao

Great Lakes Electric Meter School (GLEMS)

08/12/2019 to 08/15/2019

Radisson Plaza Hotel

Kalamazoo,  MI 

Western Energy Institute Northwest Electric Meter School

08/19/2019 to 08/23/2019

North Seattle College

Seattle,  WA 

Minnesota Electric Meter School

09/17/2019 to 09/19/2019

Roseville,  MN 

TVPPA Utility Safety & Security Conference

09/26/2019 to 09/28/2019

Chattanooga,  TN 

EEI Fall Transmission, Distribution & Metering Conference

09/30/2019 to 10/03/2019

Minneapolis,  MN 

EDA Niagara Grand & Western Districts Metering Exhibition & Workshop

10/02/2019 to 10/03/2019

Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

London,  Ontario  N6C 4R3

University of Arkansas Electric Meter School

10/07/2019 to 10/10/2019

Fayetteville,  AR 

Mississippi Electric Meter School

10/22/2019 to 10/24/2019

Starkville,  MS