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Print/ E-paper exclusive: Huntington shop continues repair tradition at new location

Nov. 11, 2012 @ 08:00 AM

HUNTINGTON — There’s a difference between just fixing a problem and finding out its cause to make sure it doesn’t come up again.

That latter is what goes on at Magnetech Industrial Services Inc., which just relocated from 7th Avenue into a newly renovated space at 501 West 8th Ave. in Huntington.

Magnetech repairs motors, generators, transmissions, circuit breakers and the like that are used in a variety of industries — railroad, steel, paper, petrochemical, utilities and others.

“Those are the customers that always care about uptime,” said Michael Moore, president and CEO of the Massillon, Ohio-based Magnetech and its holding company MISCOR. “They come to Magnetech because we fix things better than new.”

If there’s a failure, Magnetech’s carefully trained crew is going to find out exactly what caused it.

“Our guys are looking at that failure to see if something was misaligned,” said Keith Blankenship, operations manager at the shop in Huntington. “More often than not, it’s not that the motor went bad — it’s a different piece of the puzzle.”

Not only do they determine what it was, but they make sure customers know about how to prevent it.

That’s the spirit of service that has kept the business operating in Huntington for more than 100 years.

Read more about Magnetech's history and its plans for the future in the print edition of The Herald-Dispatch or the online e-paper.

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