Ward Leonard Acquires Houma Armature Works


Combination Creates Single Source Industrial Motor, Generator, Control and MRO Solutions Company



THOMASTON, Conn. – Ward Leonard, a global industrial technology company that develops highly engineered, integrated motor and control solutions, announced today that it has acquired Houma Armature Works, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company specializing in motor and generator systems.



Houma Armature Works' comprehensive technical capabilities, 24/7 field service, test facilities and deep experience with marine solutions will broaden Ward Leonard's best-in-class offerings in the Energy, Heavy Industry and government markets.



Combined, the companies will have over 250 employees and offer customers:



 • Purpose-built Motor Solutions: High power density and standard performance 400 HP-6000 HP motors, engineered to withstand extreme environments and deliver best-in-class productivity, quality, reliability and durability



 • Motor Generator Service Solutions: 24/7/365 field service and repair availability for AC/DC motors and 20kw--20 megawatt generators, including troubleshooting and comprehensive testing, remanufacturing, rewinding, bearing change, alignment, vibration analysis and damage assessment capabilities



 • Local Focus, Global Presence: On-the-ground teams dedicated to providing customers with high quality, on-time solutions at the lowest total cost, and the expertise to handle their programs in worldwide locations



 • Single Point of Contact: From consultation, planning and product development, to sales, service and implementation of on-going and preventative maintenance programs, with only "one hand to shake, one team to work with"



"Achieving greater efficiencies and productivity is the goal of all our customers and the infrastructure industries we serve," said Jon Carter, CEO of Ward Leonard. "By providing comprehensive, single source lifecycle motor, generator and service solutions, we will now be able to focus our resources on building cohesive programs that drive down their overall costs, and increase uptime. The combined strength of our people, technology, and solutions approach to overcoming complex challenges will enable us to set new benchmarks for performance."



Chris Spafford, Vice President of Sales Marketing at Ward Leonard, said, "Integrating Houma into our business and market strategy will come naturally, as we have partnered with them for the past three years. This acquisition will effectively combine two extremely complimentary companies that are recognized for their technological expertise, and relentless focus on customer satisfaction."



Industry experience and customer coverage include upstream / midstream / downstream Oil Gas, Chemical Processing, Marine, Material Handling, Pulp & Paper, Mining and Government.



About Ward Leonard & Houma Armature Works

For over 160 years combined, Ward Leonard and Houma Armature Works have been providing best-in-class motor, generator, control and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) solutions to a diverse range of Energy, Heavy Industry and Government customers worldwide. Our innovative industrial technology products and services harness power for complex, technical and mission-critical applications, and enable our customers to achieve benchmark performance, productivity and uptime in the world's most demanding environments.



For more information or to speak with an engineer, please visit www.wardleonard.com and www.houmaarmature.com.



Media contact: Alder H. Crocker, Director of Marketing, acrocker@wardleonard.com



SOURCE Ward Leonard



Web Site: http://www.wardleonard.com  

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