Whelco Industrial was founded in 2001 after the assets of Whitney Electric were acquired by Michael Farrar. Mike started in electro-mechanical sales in 1991 and moved into management in 1995. Whelco Industrial started in a 5000 square-foot building with a 5 ton crane capacity. Almost immediately customers were asking for Whelco Industrial to help troubleshoot and repair their industrial controls, which were becoming more prolific in manufacturing platforms. Whelco Industrial hired a couple of electronic engineers to help support the requests coming in from the growing customer base.
In 2006, after substantial growth with control repair, Whelco Industrial spun off their control services to form a new company, Automation & Control Technologies (ACT). Whelco Industrial and ACT continued to grow in different locations while synergistically supporting the manufacturing base of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
In 2011, Mike acquired an 80,000 square-foot building on 8-1/2 acres in Perrysburg Township. After performing extensive build-outs, Whelco Industrial and Automation & Control Technologies moved into a state-of-the-art 42,000 square-foot facility with some of the largest motor repair capabilities in the tri-state area, boasting a crane capacity of over 40 tons.
Today, both facilities enjoy consistent growth by staying on the cutting-edge of industrial maintenance technologies. Whelco Industrial and Automation & Control Technologies in Ohio, North Carolina, and Shanghai, China have truly become your single-source partner for predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as well as integrated storeroom management.
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