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Dallas, TX, United States, 2010/09/08 - After a severed water main flooded the basement of the Dallas County Records Building, shutting down power and sending several critical county-wide systems offline, Shermco Industries was tasked with restoring the building’s electrical system.
After a severed water main flooded the basement of the Dallas County Records Building, shutting down power and sending several critical county-wide systems offline, Shermco Industries, based in Irving, Texas, was tasked with restoring the building’s electrical system.
In order to get the records building back online quickly and cost-effectively, a Shermco team assessed flood damages to the building’s electrical equipment to determine which parts to repair and which to replace.
“Usually in a situation like this, much of the system can be salvaged and repaired without losing any reliability or performance,” said Ron Widup, executive vice president of Shermco. “Completely replacing equipment is usually the most expensive and time-consuming way to get these systems back online, so it’s important to bring in knowledgeable professionals that can determine which parts of the system can be recovered and restored – and which cannot.”
Shermco’s electrical services and expertise related to flood recovery have been utilized in several cities and situations across the United States.
“We have a great deal of experience getting electrical systems back online after a flood event,” said Widup. “We have worked in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after flooding devastated that region, the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ike, and more recently we sent a team to Clarksville, Tenn., after the Cumberland River overflowed its banks.”
Over the years, Shermco has evolved into a first responder in electrical disaster relief efforts, restoring power to major facilities to help expedite disaster recovery.
Shermco Industries (shermco.com) is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; the Machine Services Division and the Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin, Houston, Tulsa, Sweetwater and Cedar Rapids, Shermco Industries has over 325 full-time employees. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association.