G&W Electric (Blue Island, Illinois, U.S.) has purchased the MacLean Power Systems (Franklin Park, Illinois) cable terminations product line. The purchase agreement covers all associated T&D cable terminations products and accessories including: polymer distribution terminations such as JPT, JIPT and ShrinkTite; porcelain distribution terminations such as Easy-On II and PSC; and polymer/porcelain transmission terminations such as LiteTerm and GIS.
Following recent strategic planning, MacLean Power — Joslyn determined that these product lines were not a core element of its future plans and decided to divest these assets. The company felt that customers would be better served by having these products under the direction of a company where they would be a core part of the business. According to G&W President John H. Mueller, it was with cable terminations products that G&W first got its start back in 1905.