EVANSVILLE, Indiana – Today FLANDERS announces its acquisition of Western Engineered Solutions (WES), a company specializing in solutions for electric machines for the mining, oil & gas, construction, railroad, and power generating industries. The facility was started in 1980 as a Westinghouse service center. “WES will complement our regional service center structure,” says FLANDERS Chief Operating Officer Allen Patterson, “and will help FLANDERS continue its growth as a complete solution provider in the numerous industries we serve. Furthermore, we feel that this acquisition is beneficial to all of our employees because it allows FLANDERS to grow our presence in North Dakota through serving WES’ solid customer base and expanding our footprint in the repair market.”
Effective January 1, 2015, WES will become the Western-Bismarck Regional Service Center. Other Regional Service Centers owned by FLANDERS are located in Evansville, IN; Marion, IL; Lakeland, FL; Longview, TX; Tucson, AZ; Casper, WY; Edmonton, Canada; Antofagasta, Chile; Mpumalanga, South Africa; and Brisbane, Australia.
As part of this acquisition, WES leaders including Gary Owen, current WES owner, Don Sabo, shop manager, and Remy Messer, who serves as lead over the machine shop and mechanical field work, along with all eighteen current employees, will remain onboard as FLANDERS employees. Sabo and Messer will continue to serve as points of contact for customers and will work together with FLANDERS leadership to ensure a smooth transition from WES to the Western-Bismarck Regional Service Center.
“By combining resources, WES and FLANDERS will bring an even higher level of customer service to the companies we work with every day. Our customers remain our highest priority, and we are pleased that this acquisition means additional strengths and technical resources will be made available to our customers,” says Owen.
The Western-Bismarck Regional Service Center will be supported with resources from its corporate headquarters in Evansville, Indiana. A family-owned company for three generations, FLANDERS was founded in 1947 as a two man electric motor repair shop. FLANDERS has built its reputation worldwide on manufacturing, repair, and field service expertise and on uncompromising customer service.
The Western-Bismarck Regional Service Center is located at 1911 Revere Drive in Bismarck, North Dakota.
The 2013 Bluefield Coal Show takes place from September 11-13, 2013 at the Brushfork Armory-Civic Center in Bluefield, West Virginia. FLANDERS will be one of over 240 exhibitors at this year’s show.
The international coal show is organized by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce and welcomes industry leaders, technicians, professional experts, and coal equipment manufacturers.
Highlights of the show include emerging coal equipment, products, and services, along with innovative new technology designed to help advance the industry sector. Attendees can expect to see truck equipment, mining services, industrial and mining products, tire products, industrial technologies, mining and industrial systems, mine machinery, and more.
Bluefield Coal Show attendees are encouraged to visit FLANDERS booth #604 to learn more about FLANDERS’ underground mining solutions, repair and service capabilities, and innovative new products and technologies.
To learn more about the 2013 Bluefield Coal Show, visit http://www.bluefieldchamber.com.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – FLANDERS, a privately owned, third-generation manufacturer of motors, power systems, and automation solutions, is giving back to the Evansville community by sponsoring a leadership seminar for employees and partners of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation.
The seminar features leadership strategies created by The John Maxwell Company, a company that FLANDERS has collaborated with for years to promote leadership development training internally. FLANDERS cares for its employees and the community and routinely offers development opportunities that help cultivate great leaders.
FLANDERS’ passion for the community led to a natural fit when partnering with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation to develop its leadership in a two-hour presentation on February 27 titled “The Five Levels of Leadership.” International speaker Chris Fuller will be presenting the seminar which is based on an award-winning book by John Maxwell.