Customer Spotlight:

One of our industrial customers Igus Inc. located in East Providence, RI is celebrating their 30th anniversary in East Providence and 50th year as a company!  Igus makes 30,000 different plastic parts, and the East Providence plant is its North American distribution center. The East Providence plant processes orders for plastic parts manufactured at their company headquarters in Germany.

igus car at Fenway

To celebrate their anniversary and showcase their products, two employees were drafted this summer to drive the North American leg of a world trip in their iGlide Smart car.  This car has been retrofitted with 56 of igus’ plastic bearings in applications including the throttle valve, windshield wipers, alternator, etc., showcasing the durability of their product.  The journey will end at Igus world headquarters in Germany.

Some of Granite City Electric’s Industrial Specialists attended an Igus party Friday night, to help celebrate.  Granite City Electric is proud to provide them with Thomas & Bett’s PMA product line.