Company News: Mike Potter Steps into New Role

Gordon Electric Supply is excited to announce the newly created position of Operations Development Manager. Mike Potter steps into this role, which will focus on the implementation of procedures and processes at all Gordon locations, after almost years with the company. His knowledge of management information systems and business degrees will aid the growth of the company, looking toward new technology and ideas to improve efficiency. Previously, Mike was an account manager on the Gordon sales team at the Mokena office, and before that worked as a data analyst for an OEM parts distributor in Chicago.

As the grandson of founder, Howard Gordon, Mike has a lifelong connection and family history with Gordon Electric Supply. You can read more about Mike’s new position in the news brief published by the Daily Journal in the May 30, 2020 edition. We look forward to the ideas Mike will bring to the company.

~Kristine Weller 

Parallel Wire/Cable Reeling makes your job easier!

Parallel

paruh-lel, -luhl ]

(of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.

It’s amazing how many people have trouble saying that word. Just the other day, I had a customer ask me if we “paralegaled” wire. And without a blink I said yes! I could relate because I have a hard time saying “all you man e mum”, aluminum.

Having to set up a bunch of reels to make one pull is time consuming and that’s expensive. First you have to find a lot of reel jacks, and if there is no fork truck, you need some big guys to lift reels!

Then what to do with the empty wood reels? (Side note: The small ones make great end tables if it’s your first apartment.)

Luckily for you, we here at Gordon’s offer cable paralleling!!

How does paralleling cables work? A multi-compartment reel allow ground wire to be added to the reel and spin independently. These reels can spool up to five wires or cables onto this one multi-compartment reel, which makes the installation process easier and faster. It simplifies and cleans the job site by decreasing the number of reels.

We also will deliver and pick up empty reel, making it easy to keep the job moving!!

~Woody