March 4, 2015
A Crest Industries subsidiary, DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations, is awarded the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the New Product Leadership category for their new product line, DIS-TRAN PFB (Pre-Fabricated Bus). DIS-TRAN’s PFB product offerings are designed to increase the construction efficiency of outdoor, open-air power stations by reducing the cost and schedule risk associated with the installation of high-voltage aluminum bus conductors. PFB is a complete electrical conductor assembly, custom-fabricated to precise end-user specifications in a quality controlled manufacturing environment. It is fabricated with industry-standard, high-voltage conductor components assembled according to exacting manufacturing detail drawings. The result is a conductor assembly designed to satisfy any project performance requirements and will integrate seamlessly into the balance of your substation project, with little-to-zero field craftsmanship required. Since 1965, DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations has been an industry leader in the design and supply of high-voltage, open-air substations and switchyards.
Crest Industries, founded in 1958 by Tucker Robison, is the parent company of a group of privately held, vertically integrated companies based in Pineville, LA primarily serving the electric utility industry throughout the United States and abroad. Recently, Crest expanded its operations in Louisiana by adding a 25,000 square foot office building to its corporate campus in Pineville, acquiring the assets of Precision Cutting Specialties located in Eunice, LA and breaking ground on the construction of Millennium Galvanizing, a metal coatings facility, in Convent, LA. Outside of Louisiana, Crest maintains an office in San Diego, California, a sales office in Indiana, as well as a production facility in Vancouver, Washington. Crest Industries also owns and manages extensive forest lands in Louisiana and Texas. The Crest Family of companies employ in excess of 630 individuals and this transaction will expand Crest’s footprint in Central Louisiana.
As award winner, Crest Industries will attend the 11th Annual Leadership Summit to honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that enabled the manufacturers to set themselves apart from their competitors and that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes.