Solomon engineer presents at wind energy industry conference
April 13, 2017
As the country strives to increase its renewable energy output and reduce its overall carbon footprint, wind power has become more important, especially in recent years. In 2015, wind power represented almost five percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., with an installed capacity of more than 70 gigawatts, which is enough to power...
Disaster relief ingrained in Solomon Corp culture
March 20, 2017
With tornado season in the Midwest, followed by hurricane season on the east coast, spring is a busy time for the American Red Cross. This year, however, has seen a quicker start to the busy season. Both as individuals and as a company, for us at Solomon Corporation, who support disaster relief through the Red...
Visual Disconnect Preferences: the Frontline of Safety
March 2, 2017
We’ve all been there. That outlet in your living room doesn’t seem to work anymore, so you descend to the basement, find the circuit breaker panel and shut off the living room circuit. That, of course, is the safe way to handle a repair like that. Just to be sure, you plug a table lamp...
Service Through Education
February 24, 2017
Solomon Corporation is, at its core, a service company. Part of that service culture is a commitment to ongoing customer education. Bob Diehl can talk at length about the genesis of Solomon’s educational program. “Our education program enhances and expands our relationship with our customers,” he said. “That one-on-one helps the customer put their...
Choosing voltage regulators to handle reverse power flow
January 23, 2017
Simply put, reverse power flow occurs when the normal current direction in a distribution system reverses and flows the other way. Usually this happens when a need arises to feed a line from another substation from the opposite end of the system. Reasons may be to perform maintenance, handle seasonal load shifts, or because of...
Solomon Corp. Receives Industry Partner Award
December 15, 2016
At Solomon Corporation, we firmly believe in helping individuals and organizations in the industry as part of our focus on our core values. In December, we were proud to be recognized for the contributions we make to the future of the industry. On Thursday, December 8, Solomon Corporation was awarded a Championship level Industry Partner...
Prairie du Chien Facility Receives EPA Approval for PCB Storage
December 2, 2016
Prairie du Chien Facility Receives EPA Approval for PCB Storage Solomon Corporation’s , Wisconsin has officially received approval for commercial storage of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The new permit allows the Prairie du Chien facility to accept untested equipment, as well as equipment known to be contaminated. Prior to the new permit approval, the facility could...
Solomon’s Growth Leads to Employment Opportunities
October 20, 2016
On the heels of opening its fourth satellite location in April, Solomon Corporation has established high goals for company growth over the next few years. This, of course, means that adding qualified employees in existing locations will be essential. Solomon’s Human Resource Recruiter Chloe Boggs said the organization currently employs more than 600 people and...
Field Service Teams Provide Complete Lifecycle Transformer Service
September 28, 2016
While Solomon Corporation focuses on continuous improvement in design and manufacturing, we also understand the importance of maintaining our customers’ equipment after it has been installed. This is why our field service teams are so important. Our field service teams are located across the country for quick response time to your urgent repair needs, and...
Continually Improving Design Standards Leads to Better Transformers
September 27, 2016
Just because you build a good product doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve it. Resting on our laurels is not part of Solomon Corporation’s DNA, due in large part to Ken Puetz, who’s been Director of Engineering for a quarter century. Ken grew up in South Dakota and earned his degree in electrical engineering...