News & Events

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Celebrating the ELECTRAK and Ten Years of Innovation

Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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 Designation as a Critical Infrastructure Supplier

Posted Monday, March 23, 2020

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March 23, 2020


DESIGNATION AS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPLIER

 

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, 2020 the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:

"If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as utilities, healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule."...

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COVID-19 Update from Brooks Utility Products

Posted Monday, March 16, 2020

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March 17, 2020

 

Dear Valued Brooks Customer,

As the world is struggling with the unprecedented health crisis that is unfolding with the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this situation.  You may be aware that in the past few weeks Brooks has taken a series of precautionary steps in response to this crisis. 

Brooks top priority is and always will be safety.  It is our responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of our...

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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 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

DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition

01/28/2020 to 01/30/2020

Henry Gonzalez Convention Center

900 East Market Street
Booth #2819

San Antonio,  TX 

NC/SC National Revenue Protection Conference

02/25/2020 to 02/27/2020

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes

Myrtle Beach,  SC 

http://www.ncscrpc.com/

Stop by to meet with District Managers Jennifer Lalaina and Josh Lee, who will be onsite during the conference.  

Tech Advantage

03/01/2020 to 03/04/2020

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Booth #601

New Orleans ,  Lousiana 

Stop by booth #601 to visit with District Managers Jennifer Lalaina and John Bettevy. In addition, Brooks President Kevin Koder, VP of Sales Scott Mann, and Product Manager Bob Keissling will also be in addendance throughout the week. 

Rocky Mountain Meter School

03/16/2020 to 03/19/2020

Colorado State University

Fort Collins,  Colorado 

Mark Martin will be teaching a course on Arc Flash Metering Safety during the 2020 Rocky Mountain Meter School. 

Southeastern Meter School & Conference

03/16/2020 to 03/19/2020

The Hotel at Auburn University

Auburn,  Alabama 

Jennifer Lalaina will be teaching a session on Meter Test Switches & Security Devices. 

Heartland Metering School & Conference

04/07/2020 to 04/09/2020

Old Town Hotel Conference Center

Wichita,  KS 

Brooks VP of Sales, Scott Mann, will be on site to teach a class and meet with those attending the school. 

Mid-South Electric Metering Association Meter School

05/04/2020 to 05/08/2020

Murfreesboro,  TN 

District managers Jennifer and Teresa will be onsite to meet with, along with Lisa, your customer service rep! 

91st Annual Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin (MEUW)

05/13/2020 to 05/15/2020

Manitowoc,  WI