Kidron Electric, Inc. has been in operation for 81 years serving Ohio and surrounding states. Kidron started out as a small electric wiring business when electricity was still new. The company expanded over the years to provide a variety of services across multiple industries. Today, Kidron Electric’s skills are utilized in system integration for office buildings and complexes, restaurants, food and dairy processing facilities, factories, and many other locations. They also work across many industries including HVAC, commercial refrigeration, temperature control, and generators and backup power.
Kidron Electric‘s excellence in system integration comes in part from a commitment to quality in each aspect of their business. This attention to detail has led their team to designing and building control panels to include in their own systems. Whether the panel controls a couple of fans or an entire ventilation system, Kidron approaches the project with the same eye for quality. Like most of their work, Kidron builds their controls in-house to address the specific needs of that customer. This means finding the optimal solution while considering up-front integration costs, energy efficiency, and potential and on-going maintenance costs.
One example of this experienced craftsmanship is the air quality and ventilation system Kidron Electric recently designed and installed in a manufacturing facility in northeastern Ohio. This 300,000 square foot facility fabricates custom dump truck beds. According to Engineer Chad Beery and Controls Technician Steve Mininger, there were two key concerns for this ventilation system: regulating the indoor air quality in a welding environment and allowing for differentiated levels of ventilation. By the end of the project, Kidron Electric had installed six supply fans, six intake dampers, eight exhaust fans, two AC Drives, eight exhaust dampers, and two make-up air units. FMX motor starters, power distribution blocks, and a host of other products were carefully chosen to build the large panel that controls the facility’s new ventilation system.
When it comes to choosing components to control their systems, Kidron Electric is often in a position to look at quality and reliability over brand recognition. Chad explains that many of their customers are more interested in having a product that works and is cost effective, and for that they have turned to FactoryMation since 2006. “When we’re designing controls… we use FMX products,” Steve agrees. “We use them because of price and reliability.” Kidron Electric customers have come to appreciate the fact that Kidron is able to provide reliable, high-quality controls that offer a high value while staying within their strict budgets. “Having a cost-effective, reliable source for control components is pretty valuable for us,” Chad concludes.
FactoryMation’s goal is to enable companies like Kidron Electric, Inc. to create their own success stories. Stories such as this continue to inspire FactoryMation to work hard at being the best choice for industrial control products. FactoryMation strives to deliver world-class products, outstanding service, and superior prices that equate to the best value in the industry. This unbeatable value allows customers to be even more successful in their respective industries.