News and Events

Cleaveland/Price is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor / OSHA

We are both honored and ecstatic to be recognized by the U.S Department of Labor for continuous commitment to improving the safety and health of our workplace through OSHA.

Cleaveland/Price is one of fewer than 1,600 companies in the country to share this status.deptoflaborletter

 


DistribuTECH 2017

Cleaveland/Price celebrated over 20 years of participation at DistribuTECH this year. This year the convention was held in sunny San Diego, CA. The booth team for 2017 consisted of Rae Sweeney, Pete Kowalik, Vince Cleaveland, Joe Andreyo, Ed Wallace, Hershel Roberson, Chad Bond, Al Bortak, Dan Driggers, Roy Onofrey, Justin Reinhart, Angelo Rometo, Joe Szwelnis, and Trish Conboy. The booth would not have been erected if it were not for the endless dedication and talents of Tim Kotch and Addison Whetzel.DistribuTECH 2017 Booth

Our new LineScope™ was the center of attention amongst our other products like the ReliaVac™ Vacuum Interrupter, Reliatronics RTUs, Center Break Switch, Grounding Mat, Padmount Switch, and Motor Operators, just to name a few. We had a record amount of people visit our booth this year, and we were recognized by WindStax for our automation gear.

DistribuTECH was a great success this year, and we are already planning for next year’s event.

 


Cleaveland/Price Inc. is acknowledged on National Manufacturing Day

natl-manufacturing-dayCleaveland/Price Inc. was acknowledged by the Commissioners of Westmoreland County on National Manufacturing Day 2016. Rae Sweeney, president of Cleaveland/Price Inc., was presented with the recognition award distinguishing Cleaveland/Price for their commitment to advanced workforce training and development in order to foster growth in manufacturing operations as well as to attract new business to the County.


Patent Award

two-wayCongratulations to Chuck Cleaveland, Pete Kowalik, and Cleaveland/Price ‘s design staff, for being awarded a patent on innovative unitized 2-way and 3-way switch designs.  The new Cleaveland/Price unitized multi-way switch, designed to yield significant savings to utilities in transmission applications, is a first in the industry.  Cleaveland/Price has been championing the unitized single way switch concept and has long seen the need to take the concept to the next level.  The patent award is a validation of the unique approach to switch design that we have taken.  Look for the addition of unitized 2-way and 3-way products on the Cleaveland/Price website in the first quarter of 2017.


Cleaveland/Price to Exhibit at the Grid Edge World Forum

Grid Edge World Forum 2016

San Jose, CA   USA

June 21-26, 2016

Visit us at Booth 313
and let’s talk about how Cleaveland/Price can improve reliability of your Smart Grid switch automation and power monitoring


Acquisition Announcement

Trafford, PA – May 24, 2016 – Cleaveland/Price announces that they have come to an agreement for acquisition of Reliatronics Inc., of Johnson City, TX. Reliatronics is a designer and manufacturer of remote terminal units (RTU) used primarily in the electric utility industry. Reliatronics RTU’s are noted for their small footprint and low power consumption and have been integrated into many Cleaveland/Price switch controllers.

Rae Sweeney, Cleaveland/Price president stated, “We are excited about the opportunities that will open up as a result of bringing Reliatronics into our company. We have number of products that we will be able to pursue given the expertise that Reliatronics will contribute.” Added Pete Kowalik, Cleaveland/Price vice-president and engineering manager, “Cleaveland/Price has worked closely with Reliatronics over the last 20+ years jointly supplying equipment to many utility customers. This closeness and common market led to the combining of efforts to design and manufacture a high voltage power line sensor (LineScope). The synergistic joining of the two companies creates a design and production team with greater capability to respond to new Smart Grid market needs.”

Hershel Roberson, president of Reliatronics, will continue with Cleaveland/Price in a product development role. Regarding the acquisition, Mr. Roberson observed, ” Reliatronics and Cleaveland/Price have probably done a hundred projects together and they have been great to work with. I have always been impressed by Cleaveland/Price’s engineering expertise, and with the family oriented culture of the company. I know that the products we have developed will be in good hands.”

Cleaveland/Price will be fully absorbing Reliatronics into its organization, however, will be maintaining the Reliatronics brand name for the RTUs.

About Cleaveland/Price
Cleaveland/Price is a switch engineering and manufacturing firm with a diverse product portfolio including outdoor group operated high voltage switches with ratings to 345 kV, hookstick operated switches for a wide range of applications, enclosed switches including isophase disconnects, and custom designed high voltage switches for special uses. The company also manufactures switch control motor operators that enable utilities to integrate almost any switch into a SCADA or smart grid system in overhead, underground, and padmount applications. Through its work with Reliatronics, Cleaveland/Price has introduced a highly accurate line sensor for distribution and transmission applications.


Cleaveland/Price receives SHARP Certification

sharplogo_smCleaveland/Price is proud to announce that we have been awarded SHARP certification from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) is a program that recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program services and operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.

Acceptance of our workplace into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles us out among our business peers as a model for worksite safety and health. The high standards of SHARP acceptance is evidenced by Cleaveland/Price being one of only 54 companies in Pennsylvania to hold SHARP certification.

Management commitment, and employee focus on safety, has enabled Cleaveland/Price to achieve yet another milestone that establishes us as a leader in our industry.

 


Cleaveland/Price Receives Top Workplace Award

TWP_Pittsburgh_Portrait_2015_AWCleaveland/Price has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

In the award standings, Cleaveland/Price had the highest position among mid-sized companies in the manufacturing sector; a status that pleased company president, Mrs. Rae Sweeney.   “Receiving a 2015 Top Workplace award is very important to our company.  To maintain a competitive edge in our industry, we need to attract the best and the brightest individuals who will mesh with our culture of caring and striving for continuous improvement.  This award helps to give us greater visibility to this pool of prospective employees.”

Cleaveland/Price was also cited in a supplemental article about building company culture.