News

Regular postings of news items will provide information about trade show appearances, new projects, and other business items of note will be made below. Please check back regularly to stay abreast of what’s happening with us.

 

Speaking at Southwest Section of AWWA

September 11, 2018

"Under One Roof: Alternate Delivery Options" is the title of the presentation to be made by business development manager Andrew Green at the Southwest Section AWWA Conference and Exposition in Baton Rouge, LA. Andrew's presentation will be Monday, October 29, at 2:10 pm. Andrew is an excellent presenter, and attendees will enjoy this valuable subject.

OEM Group Attending WEFTEC

September 7, 2018

A large contingent of our OEM group will be at this month's WEFTEC show in New Orleans, visiting our many OEM customers and talking to many of the other treatment equipment manufacturers at the show. The Revere employees who will be in attendance are Leelon Scott, Julie Keller, Noah Bishop, Conway Todhunter, Gary Hine, and Rob Shanks. They're looking forward to seeing you. Keep an eye out for them. WEFTEC will be held September 29--October 3.

Speaking at Florida/Alabama Rural Water Associations Joint Training Conference

May 7, 2018

Revere will be represented at the Florida/Alabama Rural Water Associations Joint Training Conference, May 15--16, in Panama City, Florida by business development manager Andrew Green. Andrew will be speaking on the topic "Process Control Trouble Shooting." If you're attending, please join Andrew for an enlightening examination of this important subject.

Presentation to Mississippi Water Environment Association

April 23, 2018

We are on the speaker schedule for the MWEA annual conference June 5 through June 8. Business development manager Andrew Green will speak on "Increasing Energy Efficiency Through Automation and Control Systems" on Wednesday June 6. Andrew is a great speaker, and the presentation is on a subject of considerable importance to plant operators.

Presentations Coming to AWEA

March 19, 2018

Business development manager Andrew Green will be doing double duty at next month's AWEA Technical Conference and Exhibition in Point Clear, AL. On Tuesday the 10th, at 1PM, Andrew will be giving a case study on our $6 million project at Lake Okeechobee, FL. At 3PM on the same day, he'll be giving a presentation on thermography and its applications within the water/wastewater industry.

We're Number 16! CE's System Integrator Giants List Announced

February 12, 2018

Control Engineering magazine released its 2018 list System Integrator Giants, and we placed at number 16 on the list, up from number 30 last year. The list showed us with system integration revenues of more than $38 million. Our thanks go out to the many customers that have made this growth possible. We enjoy working for you and helping solve your automation and control system needs.

Arthur Thomas Passes Away

January 22, 2018

Director of Operations Arthur (AT) Thomas passed away on January 16 from complications of flu and pneumonia on top of a system weakened by diabetes. During his 20+ years with Revere, he advanced from shop technician to managing all of our production and facilities activities, overseeing numerous operational improvements that produced better quality, scheduling, and delivery performance (see blog post for more details). We will miss him terribly.

Revere Passes CSIA Audit for 6th Time

December 7, 2017

We passed our CSIA audit with flying colors! This is our 6th re-certification since 2002. Said VP of Safety, Quality, and Compliance Tom Adams, "I always come away from these audits encouraged and excited about ideas for improvement!" We're proud to be CSIA members, and even prouder of our certification achievements.

Revere Opens Jacksonville, FL Office

December 4, 2017

We have opened a new office near Jacksonville, Florida. The office offers a full line of industrial services for electrical and control systems to support customers in the North Florida and South Georgia areas. The office, located at 100 Executive way, Suite 114, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, provides support for control system support and electrical systems for our industrial customers in the area. Our services include electrical engineering, system integration, system optimization, service, and commissioning. The opening of the Jacksonville office shows our commitment to this area and the local region. We will be able to provide a high level of customer service and more effectively support the East Coast and Southeast Region. In addition, we will attract local engineering talent to help service the customer base.

Revere at Rockwell Automation Fair

September 18, 2017

We're looking forward to our participation in the 2017 Rockwell Automation Fair Booth #815 November 15-16, 2017 George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX Revere is also presenting a case study on increasing plant capacity with a laminated beam press control modernization project. We would love to see you at one of those sessions! Here are our presentation times: 11/15/17 – 3:00PM 11/16/17 – 3:00PM Both presentations are in room# 330AB. We hope to see you there.

Sean Gucken Passes

September 15, 2017

Our industry lost a friend and champion on September 3. Sean Gucken passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack on Sunday morning. Those of us who have had the pleasure of working with Sean know about the passion, dedication, and positive attitude he demonstrated every day. As a professional and a friend, he will be profoundly missed. We at Revere wanted you to know about this loss and that you can contact us on any matters that may need our attention. Please feel free to reach out to the members of our Florida Team. Clare Connelly (863) 940-5120 cconnelly@reverecontrol.com Amy Jones (727) 403-9512 ajones@reverecontrol.com Nathan Chui (727) 366-0639 nchui@reverecontrol.com Jerry Zitterman (863) 255-1619 jzitterman@reverecontrol.com Sincerely, Greg Graves

Article Published About Ransomware

May 26, 2017

This month, "Advanced Manufacturing" magazine published an article by our own Marc Handley describing ways to protect your firm against ransomware. Congratulations to Marc for being asked to produce material for such a prestigious media channel on a subject of such importance to the business world, and especially to the manufacturing industry. The full article is available here: http://advancedmanufacturing.org/7-steps-gird-ransomware-battle/.

New Business Development Manager

February 20, 2017

Frank Gonzalez has recently joined our team as a business development manager for our Municipal Systems group. Frank is currently living in Georgia, but will soon be relocating to the Charlotte area to assist customers and prospects in the Carolinas. Said VP Sales & Marketing Greg Graves, "We're very pleased to have a person with Frank's background and abilities join our team, and we know he'll be an asset to our municipal customers."

Houston Presence Expanded

January 19, 2017

As we broaden our support of the oil and gas industry, we have expanded our presence in Houston, Texas. Last year we established a business development office in Houston with the addition of David Hemphill. Late in the year we added Hugh Miller, a senior project manager, whose role will be to manage the growing number of projects in the Texas-Louisiana area.

Revere Named Rockwell Automation Machinery Safety Solution Partner

December 10, 2015

Revere Control Systems, a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner company specializing in turn-key or scalable engineering and control system integration services, announced that it has demonstrated the requisite expertise and experience to become a Rockwell Automation Machinery Safety Solution Partner. The machinery safety designation is reserved for an elite group of systems integrators that pass a thorough assessment of their safety application expertise, experience and capabilities, and show a commitment to maintaining excellence in machinery safety applications over the long term. All Solution Partners, as part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program, have committed to an active, extensive relationship with Rockwell Automation to provide the most productive and cost-effective automation solutions for their customers. “We are very happy to add Revere Control Systems as a Machinery Safety Solution Partner,” said Mark Eitzman, manager of safety market development at Rockwell Automation. “The company’s technical expertise and experience has shown that they are capable of delivering systems that improve both safety and productivity, making them a good fit in our program.” “Revere is pleased to add Rockwell Automation Machinery Safety Solution Partner to our list of credentials,” said Bob Adams, president at Revere Control Systems. “This label enhances our existing Solution Partner status and solidifies our commitment to safety for our employees and our customers.” “Machinery safety should be considered in every plant’s business strategy,” said Greg Graves, vice president of sales and marketing at Revere Control Systems. “Safe work environments are good for business because they enhance employee safety, regulatory compliance and productivity. The relationship between Revere and Rockwell Automation, which includes TÜV-certified engineers from both companies, allows for seamless design, mitigation and validation of safety processes. This collaborative approach will help us deliver best-in-class solutions to our customers across all the industries we serve.” Revere Control Systems – founded in 1980 and based in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional offices in Chattanooga, Texarkana, Charlotte and Lakeland – is a long-standing Rockwell Automation Solution Partner. In addition to machinery safety solutions, the company’s portfolio includes: design-build project delivery, process automation, industrial network technology, engineering design, electrical (arc flash) safety, commissioning and after-market services. The company delivers these services to an industrial customer base that includes clean water, metals, mining and mineral processing, power, oil and gas, and food and beverage companies. Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. PartnerNetwork is a trademark of Rockwell Automation Inc.

Revere at Automation Fair 2016

October 3, 2016

Revere will be present at this fall's Rockwell Automation Fair being held at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, November 9 and 10. Our booth number is 821, and we'd love to have you stop by and talk to us about your planned needs or ask questions about control systems for your application. President Bob Adams and VP Sales Greg Graves will be present, and both enjoy talking to end users about their needs and concerns.

Web Site Wins Award

June 24, 2016

The Revere Control Systems web site recently received the Technology Standard of Excellence Award from the Web Marketing Association. This association was founded in 1997 to set a higher standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites, and the WebAward competition is now in its 17th year. WebAward Announcement

Revere Wins Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award

April 12, 2016

At the April 12 Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Awards Luncheon hosted by the Business Council of Alabama, Revere received the 2016 award as Alabama Medium Manufacturer of the Year. Our thanks to the Birmingham Business Alliance for nominating us and to the BCA for bestowing this honor on us. "It is a great testimony to the hard work and quality performance of our employees," said President Bob Adams."We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the caliber of systems and service required to achieve this honor."

Revere on Water Online Radio

October 1, 2015

While attending WEFTEC 2015, Director of OEM Business Development Leelon Scott and OEM Business Development Manager Gary Hine were interviewed by Water Online Radio. To listen to the interview, go to http://www.wateronline.com/wateronlineradio/ and scroll through the list of interviews to get to theirs.

ACP ThinManager Certified

September 25, 2015

Four of our technical staff have received ACP ThinManager Integrator certification. This demonstrates our expertise in the ThinManager platform of products used to provide our customers with a fully integrated thin client setup, allowing central management and delivery of applications to terminals. This will yield reduced downtime and secure, location-based application delivery to mobile devices.

Revere -Bedrock Agreement

August 21, 2015

Revere has agreed to be one of the first 15 authorized integrators for Bedrock Automation's new super secure control platform. This control system incorporates layered and embedded cyber security features to help protect a plant's critical control system assets from cyber attacks. The platform utilizes operating software that has achieved EAL6+ certification proven for use in military and aerospace applications.

Revere Named Outstanding Corporate Partner

May 18, 2015

The Birmingham Chapter of ISA presented us with their Outstanding Corporate Partner award for 2014 at an awards ceremony held earlier this month. COO David Paden (far right in photo) was on hand to receive the award, which is proudly displayed in his office.