ILSCO Acquires Surge Suppression Inc.

Connector and grounding products manufacturer ILSCO, Cincinnati, announced the purchase of Surge Suppression Inc. (SSI), Destin, Fla., a supplier of surge protection devices (SPDs).  The acquisition positions ILSCO to provide more complete solutions to customers’ electrical needs.

With roots dating back to 1982, SSI has forged a position in the top tier of SPD manufacturers, establishing new standards for quality, service, performance and design creativity, said an ILSCO release.  SSI manufactures multiple lines of SPDs for both AC and DC power systems, as well as data and telecommunication systems from 5 to 7200 volts.

Andrew Quinn, ILSCO’s president, sees SSI as a strategic addition to the company’s portfolio.  “Over-voltage protection is a logical next step in our company’s strategy to broaden our electrical solution offering to the marketplace,” said Quinn. “SSI brings a strong history of innovation and safety along with the broadest range of SPD solutions in the market today.  SSI’s products represent a perfect complement to ILSCO’s ever-expanding line of grounding and bonding connectors.”

Rich Hotchkiss said in the release that he sees SSI joining the ILSCO family of companies as a major benefit to their plans to increase visibility in electrical distribution.  “The ILSCO brand is one of the best known in the electrical industry,” Hotchkiss noted.  “We are pleased to be associated with a company that has such a rich electrical history and reputation.  We feel the SSI product offering will dovetail nicely with ILSCO’s.”

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