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101 Most Innovative California Based Electrical Distribution Companies & Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best California based Electrical Distribution companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Electrical Distribution industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top California Electrical Distribution Startups

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EVgo

EVgo

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EVgo provides fast charging networks for private and public electric vehicles.

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Smart Wires

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Smart Wires specializes in grid optimization solutions that leverage its patented modular power flow control technology.

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Camus Energy

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Camus Energy is an open source grid management software as a service for distributed energy and the renewable transition.

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POWER.GLOBAL

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POWER.GLOBAL is bringing affordable clean energy electric vehicle technology to low income markets

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EPRI

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Electric Power Research Institute, or EPRI, conducts research on issues related to the electric power industry.

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UCAP Power

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UCAP Power develops ultracapacitor technology and adaptable products for a range of power storage solutions.

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Keysight Technologies

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Keysight Technologies is an electronic measurement company.

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Alluxa

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Alluxa is a manufacturer of optical filters and thin-film coatings in Santa Rosa, California.

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Above

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With Above, autonomy looks like teamwork. Above Robotics coordinates various autonomous systems like trucks, drones, & robots.

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XTAL

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XTAL Incorporated is founded by industry veterans in Silicon Valley.

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2C Tech

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2C Tech is developing a novel, breakthrough nanotechnology based medical device.

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V-Grid Energy Systems inc.

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Developing Equipment to produce low cost electricity

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Empower Microsystems

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Empower Microsystems offers a core low-voltage, series connected power inversion platform.

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WISE Power

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WISE is a lifestyle management system that allows users to store the energy to power their homes and businesses

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Eagle Crest Energy

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Eagle Crest Energy operates hydroelectric power projects.

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Edison International

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Edison International is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets.

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Extron Electronics

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Extron is a leading developer and manufacturer of professional AV system products including interfacing, switching and control solutions.

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pSemi

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A Murata company driving semiconductor integration

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Abracon

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An Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer of passive electronic components

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EcoVolt Electric Company

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EcoVolt rents roofs from building landlords (like cell tower leasing), installs solar & provides electricity service to the building tenants

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CPI International

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CPI International provider of microwave, radio frequency, power and control solutions for critical defense.

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ASPEN

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ASPEN is a developer and marketer of engineering software for electric utilities.

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Unidym

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Unidym develops, manufactures, and applies carbon nanotubes.

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RESA Power Solutions LLC

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RESA Power is the life extension solutions for power distribution equipment.

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Energy Internet Corporation

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Energy Internet Corporation unites engineering and hardware systems to produce efficient energy storage and renewable energy distribution.

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iWatt

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iWatt designs, develops, and manufactures power supply control integrated circuits.

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Clark Security Products

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Clark Security Products, Inc. operates as a wholesale distributor of security hardware products and services in the United States.

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Delta Products Corporation

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Delta Corporate Mission is To Provide Innovative, Clean, and Energy-Efficient Solutions for a Better Tomorrow.

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Buckles-Smith Electric

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Buckles-Smith Electric is a supplier of electrical distribution, control and automation equipment.

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Johanson Dielectrics

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Johanson Dielectrics, Inc. (JDI) manufactures and distributes various electronic components and capacitors, located in Southern California.

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Steel Wool Entertainment

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A full-service, next-gen entertainment company led by veteran music industry executives.

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DMF Lighting

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DMF Lighting is the manufacturer and distributor of LED downlighting products for residential and commercial purposes.

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GridBright

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GridBright is a grid management company, provides integration consulting services and technology solutions to distribution utilities.

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Axiom Microdevices

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Axiom Microdevices provides integrated complementary metal oxide semiconductor power amplifiers for the cellular telephone market.

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EBMUD

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EBMUD deals with water treatment, renewable energy, electrical distribution and utility services.

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Motive Infrastructure Solutions

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Motive Infrastructure Solutions offers EPC infrastructure solutions for telecommunication, electric vehicle & alternative energy markets.

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Independent Electric

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Independent Electric deals with electrical construction market that consults in lighting, switchgear, wire management and renewable engergy.

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Reach Technology

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LCD controller boards, LCD display modules, and complete enclosed LCD units to get embedded touchscreen displays up-and-running.

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Orbit Industries

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Orbit Industries, Inc. manufactures electrical products for the wholesale distribution market.

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Greenbox

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Greenbox offers electricity, water and gas energy consumption management solutions to homeowners.

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ChargeTech

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The World’s Smallest Portable Power Outlet. Creator of phone charging products for the home and business. Used in thousands of locations.

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Meteor

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Meteor is a manufacturing company of high ceiling LED platforms, high bay, commercial LED lighting and architectural lighting.

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SiliconCore

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SiliconCore is an innovator and manufacturer of cutting edge LED Displays and laser diode controls company located in Milpitas.

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Evertek

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Evertek is a distributor of computer and electronics products.

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MGM Transformer Company

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MGM Transformermpany is an energy company located in Commerce.

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Arizona Pipeline

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Arizona Pipeline is an underground utility contractor that identifies, eliminates the hazards and develops safety and training programs.

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Calex Manufacturing Company

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Calex Manufacturing Company offers a wide variety of cutting-edge DC-DC power converters for automotive, transportation.

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JTI Electric

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JTI Electric is an electrical and engineering firm that focuses on control, electric power distribution and process engineering services.

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Pearson Electronics

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Custom manufacturer of precision wide-band current transformers, high voltage pulse transformers and capacitive voltage dividers.

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Decker Electric

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Decker Electric offers comprehensive commercial, industrial, and institutional electrical services and solutions for various markets.

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Leotek

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Leotek is a manufacturing firm that provides electrical and lighting products for roadway area, signals and commercial sector.

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BASS Electric

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BASS Electric is a general engineering, commercial electrical and commercial solar contractor service provider company.

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Minarik Corp

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Minarik Corp is a national distributor of motion control and automation products.

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LiveWire Supply

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LiveWire Supply is the electrical supply house, that sells electrical parts.

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Luscombe Engineering

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Luscombe Engineering is a professional sales organization serving the technology markets.

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Northern California Power Agency

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Northern California Power Agency is a government body that supplies and distributes electricity in the region along with energy management.

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Murrietta Circuits

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Murrietta Circuits is a Vertically Integrated EMS provider of custom made,high reliability circuit boards for the Aerospace Company.

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Clean Power Alliance

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Clean Power Alliance is a locally-operated electricity provider, offering renewable energy at competitive rates across LA & Ventura.

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Mercury Cable & Energy

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Mercury Cable & Energy offers innovative and cost-effective solutions for the global power transmission grid.

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U.S. Pole Company

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US Pole Company has been making quality products for the Outdoor Lighting Industry.

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Phihong USA

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Phihong USA produces and serves electronics OEMs in the telecom, datacom, personal electronics, and industrial markets.

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RoGar Manufacturing

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RoGar Manufacturing is building custom cables and harness assemblies for the semi-conductor industry.

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Dawn VME Products

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Dawn VME Products manufacture VPX power supplies, accessories, enclosures, backplanes, air transport racks, card cages and rush monitors.

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HBNS

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HBNS offers IT and network solutions for the electrical and technological needs of the various industry through cabling & network units.

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Streuter Technologies

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Streuter Technologies is a manufacturer of thermal management materials and induction seal foils for medical and electronic devices.

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Hochiki America

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Hochiki America offers life safety solutions, healthcare, fire detection products & systems, and electronics manufacturing services.

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Electrical Power Source

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Electrical Power Source focuses on backup generators, EV charging stations, electrical construction, LED lighting and solar battery storage.

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Lean Engineering

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Lean Engineering is specialized in engineering and construction management working for airports and government facilities.

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Griplock Systems

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Griplock Systems is a provider of of proprietary cable suspension hardware and low voltage products for LED systems.

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CBF Electric & Data

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CBF Electric & Data offers engineering services in electrical, data, security, audio-visual, design-build and life safety services.

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Sae Power Company

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Sae Power Company is an electrical and electronics manufacturing company located in San Jose.

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NeTpower

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NeTpower provides electrical services to businesses to keep the structure’s electrical system in proper working condition.

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Lorentz Solution

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Lorentz Solution is one of the earliest organizations to envision and develop an EDA software platform.

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Insulation Supply Company

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Insulation Supply Company is a distributor of high-quality cable management products.

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Power Design Services

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Power Design Services is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a variety of electronic circuit boards.

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Balqon Corporation

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Balqon Corporation is a leading developer of electric drive systems, lithium battery systems & medium to heavy-duty electric vehicles.

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Mixware

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Mixware is a US distributor of pro audio, musical equipment and accessories.

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Allcom Electric

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Allcom Electric offers a range of engineering and construction services in the electrical field with maintenance & thermal imaging services.

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Southern California Public Power Authority

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Southern California Public Power Authority is a Government authority that focuses on the power sector of Southern California.

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Superior Electrical Advertising

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The “Industry Leader” of custom signage encompassing design, fabrication, installation, and service,

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ALTINEX

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Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions

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Jatai International

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JATAI’s mission is to provide innovative and professional quality beauty implements with world-class customer service.

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N2Power, Inc

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N2Power, Inc is designs and produces the smallest and most efficient open-frame switching power supplies.

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MARKS Engineers

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Charging the future of eMobility™

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JamestownBPU

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JamestownBPU is a utility company that provides water, waste water, electricity and district heating services.

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Semetra

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Semetra provides electrical and technology-based solutions such as surveillance, access control, fiber, DAS, wireless AP, and data center.

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Rodda Electric

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Rodda Electric renders electrical contractors, procurement, commercial solar packages and industrial services.

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Direct Source Electric

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Direct Source Electric are electrical contractors that deal with commercial, industrial, oil energy & automation electrical projects.

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Tanko Lighting

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Tanko Lighting provides project management, engineering, electrical distribution, LED streetlights and GIS data services.

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Neal Electric

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Neal Electric constructs, install and builds electrical and voltage systems and offers industrial and commercial electrical work.

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2ND SOURCE WIRE & CABLE

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2ND SOURCE WIRE & CABLE is a distributor of wire and cable.

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Delta Wye Electric

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Delta Wye Electric offers power distribution, industrial controls, engineering, programming, panel building and maintenance services.

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Quintron

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Quintron provides consulting, equipment installation, electrical contracts, network infrastructure, security & design engineering services.

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Maydwell & Hartzell

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Maydwell & Hartzell primarily focuses on representing manufacturers delivering products in the electrical power industry.

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Milco Wire Edm

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MILCO Wire EDM is an EDM services provider that specialises in electrical discharge machining services.

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binder

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binder is a designer & manufacturer of circular connectors and cordsets for use in industrial environments.

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Taft Electric Company

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Taft Electric Company provides electrical contracting, design-building and pre-fabrication services to transportation, oil & gas industries.

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Independent Training & Apprenticeship Program

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I-TAP is approved as a continuing education provider for all California certified electricians.

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Pole Position Raceway

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Pole Position Raceway’s facilities each feature high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds.

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Circuit Breaker Wholesale

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Your Complete Source for Circuit Breakers and Hard-to-find Electrical Products

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Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

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Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative provides safe, reliable and economical energy and telecommunication services.

Written by Mark Smith

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