HECO Acquires Kentucky Service Co. of Lexington, KY
May 4, 2021
Kalamazoo, Michigan – HECO All Systems Go (HECO), an electric motor and performance systems company that specializes in optimizing electric motor driven powertrains, is excited to announce that it has acquired Kentucky Service Co. Inc. of Lexington, KY.
Kentucky Service Co. was founded in 1968 by Charles Moore and Ronald Riggs. Since the early 1970’s the company has established itself as a leader in sales and service of electric motors, pumps, and other rotating equipment. Kentucky Service Co. provides not just in-shop repair but also predictive maintenance, onsite repair or removal of equipment, and designing or upgrading a complete system. For the last few decades, the company has been owned and operated by the founder’s sons C. Doug Moore (who served as EASA International Chairman from 2014-2015) and Robin Riggs. An additional partner, Charles Bailey was added in the 2010’s.
“Kentucky Service is one of the most respected electro-mechanical service companies in the industry. As an EASA Accredited Service Center with commitments to quality work, technical expertise, and customer service it became clear, quickly, that they were an incredible match with us,” stated Justin Hatfield, President of HECO. “This acquisition is an exciting step in our overall growth strategy and we are excited to continue to offer the Kentucky Service offerings, including pump repair, and services under the larger HECO umbrella – keeping our promise of All Systems Go.”
Doug Moore, President of Kentucky Service Company, added “HECO gets it. I’ve been around a lot of motor people and have seen a lot of motor shops in my career and there are very few like HECO. With the increased capabilities we can now offer, I know our employees and customers have a bright future.”
Kentucky Service Company will now operate as “HECO Kentucky Service Company” with the present staff at it’s current location on Maggard Drive in Lexington, KY. The current shareholders of Kentucky Service will continue to serve in various capacities.
HECO – All Systems Go is a third-generation family business that was started as an electric motor repair shop in 1959. Since then, HECO has not only expanded into large medium and high voltage motor repairs (up to 25,000HP+, 15KV) but also into the sale or new and surplus equipment, condition monitoring (route based or IIoT), and equipment management. HECO has made a variety of acquisitions over the last 10 years as it continues to position itself for future growth. You can find out more about HECO at www.hecoinc.com.
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