Shermco Industries’ long-awaited Sweetwater event a success

SWEETWATER, Texas – A year and a half after opening, Shermco Industries’ Sweetwater office recently threw its long-awaited grand opening celebration. The open house event was a customer appreciation barbecue for the company’s West Texas client base, and a big hit with close to 100 customers, employees and local businessmen that attended.“This was a get together that we’ve wanted to do for a very long time,” said Casey Gilliam Shermco Sweetwater operations manager. “It was a ‘lunch and learn’ with two really good presentations, hot-off-the-grill steaks and the best chocolate and carrot cake around. I’m glad we waited to do this, because we’re now part of the community and everyone felt like a part of our Shermco family.”The event featured a catered lunch and two presentations: “Motor and Generator Best Practices” by Casey Gilliam and “NERC/FERC Updates” by Mike Hancock. Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham was in attendance and TSTC brought a section of their training tower. Guests also got a charge from the dirt track racecar which was on display.“Sweetwater is very close to the west Texas wind market and this coincides great with our uptower wind and industrial services clients within the region, which is why we located here. This event was also great for us to give local industry a feel for all of our other capabilities,” said Scott Meador, Shermco Industries vice president of business development.Shermco Industries is a provider of safe, reliable testing, repair, professional training, maintenance and analysis of rotating apparatus and electrical power distribution systems and related equipment for the light, medium, and heavy industrial base nationwide. Founded in 1974 in Dallas, the company is comprised of two strategic business units; the Machine Services Division and the Engineering Services Division. With a corporate location in Irving, Texas, a sales office in Brussels and service centers in Austin, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Houston, Sweetwater, and Tulsa, Shermco Industries has over 430 full-time employees. The company is a member in good standing with the Electrical Apparatus Service Association, American Wind Energy Association, Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League, and the InterNational Electrical Testing Association. For more information about Shermco Industries, visit