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Ed Schweitzer honored by IEEE for his achievements in power systems

Ed Schweitzer III, founder and president of Pullman’s Schweitzer Engineering Labs, was presented a 2012 IEEE Medal in Power Engineering last weekend during a ceremony in Boston.

He was among 26 men and women saluted by the IEEE for achievements in technology, computing and engineering. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional association.

The award recognized Schweitzer’s role in “revolutionizing the performance of electrical power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment.”

His company, with offices in Pullman and Lewiston, designs and manufactures a range of products used in the electric power industry. Its products provide backup protection for distributed power applications and help utilities keep accurate measurements of power flowing through transmission lines.

Schweitzer Engineering starts relay production at its Lewiston site

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. announced on Thursday its new Lewiston manufactuing plan is producing digital relays that are being shipped globally.

Since 1982 privately owned SEL has operated out of a growing Pullman, Wash., campus. Thispast January it opened a 100,000-square foot Lewiston production center.
 
The company employs about 120 people at that location, producing the relays that are used to control the flow of electricity on electric power utility networkes.
 
SEL Lewiston operates two production shifts. For now relays are only being manufactured during the morning shift. The second shift will start relay production later this year,  to a company release.

Schweitzer lands at No. 97 on Fortune’s list of 100 best companies to work for

Ok, you're not working for Google and you're probably not upper management at Starbucks. But if you work for Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Labs, you have something to be proud of; the privately held firm is ranked No. 97 among Fortune's Best Companies to Work For.

The list has just been released.  Google ranks No. 1. REI Equipment ranks No. 8; Nordstrom scores the No. 61 ranking. And Starbucks comes in at No. 73.

The other impressive piece of information: Schweitzer, which makes relay devices and networking components for the electrical generation and distribution industry, is among the fastest-growing firms on the basis of jobs added.

SEL has a 27 percent job growth. Only four companies on the top 100 list have a faster job-growth rate, based on the numbers used by Fortune.

Notably, the biggest job-gainer is Zappos, reporting a 70 percent job gain since last year.

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