You might not know exactly what removable carbon brush holders or shaft grounding systems do, but you definitely depend on them every day. They are critical equipment for electric power plants – whether the generators are nuclear, coal, wind, hydroelectric or natural gas.
Based in Ferndale, Washington, Cutsforth Inc. designs and manufactures this equipment for some of the world’s largest power companies and corporations, including National Grid, Pacific Gas and Electric, ExxonMobil, Shell and General Electric.
The high stakes of keeping the lights on means that Cutsforth has very little room for error. Depending on the size of the power plant, a delay of only 10 to 24 hours can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.