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DAYTON, OH, June 15, 2020 –  Blainey Hess, President & CEO of Components Corporation of America, has announced the promotion of Jeff Hoffman to President of Staco Energy Products and Para Systems, Inc.   Jeff will be managing both divisions effective July 6th.  With the recent announced retirement of current Para President, Rod Pullen, the Board of Directors felt this management consolidation made sense with the multiple synergies between both companies.

Para Systems, Inc. is located in Carrollton, Texas, Jeff will be splitting his time between both divisions.  Hess believes with common management, both companies can more easily share best practices, maximize cost efficiencies and capitalize on the channel strengths and core competencies of each company.

Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, Staco Energy Products Co. manufactures power quality products. Their product lines include Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs), Emergency Lighting Inverters, Frequency Converters, Power Conditioners, Battery Monitors, Active Harmonic Filters, Power Factor Correction Equipment, Voltage Regulators, Variable Transformers, and Power Testing Equipment. Since 1937, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and custom solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  

Para Systems, Inc. manufactures the Minuteman® line of Power Protection products. Their product lines include single phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs), Surge Protectors, Remote Power Managers (RPMs), and Power Distribution Units (PDUs). Since 1982, Para Systems, Inc. has supplied reliable, innovative, and value-priced power protection products for the commercial and consumer markets.

Staco Energy Products Co. and Para Systems, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Components Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  

 

To: Staco Customers
From: Jeff Hoffman
Date: March 23, 2020
Subject: COVID-19 UPDATE - Staco Energy is Working

 

To our Valued Customers and Business Partners:
 
You may have heard on the news that the Governor of Ohio issued a “Stay At Home Order” which orders non-essential businesses to cease operation after midnight today. Staco Energy Products will continue to be fully operational, in compliance with this order, as we are a supplier to many of the essential businesses listed in the order.
 
We’re confident in our ability to continue to deliver our products and services, and we want to share Staco’s commitment to you and the steps that we’re taking to protect all of our customers, partners, and employees:

  • We’re carefully monitoring the rapidly changing situation, following guidance from both the CDC and Federal, State health authorities.
  • We’re encouraging our team members to follow health authority best practices like frequent hand washing, social distancing, and staying home if they’re feeling ill.
  • We are being proactive as daily and weekly protocol has been established that includes thorough disinfecting of the entire facility.
  • We’ve significantly increased our remote support capabilities, while at the same time maintaining our strong field response capabilities in coordination with our partners.
  • Ensuring that team members working remotely use company-issued secure computers complete with end-point protection and connection to our network using a secure VPN.
  • Ensuring dedicated safety processes are in place for field service representatives, following the latest Federal, State and Local health authority guidelines and regulations.

While it is difficult to predict the impact of the COVID-19 situation, Staco’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers, partners, and communities. We understand the challenges facing our customers and we aim to support their needs in any way we can.

 

Sincerely,

Jeff Hoffman
President

 

 

 

To: All Staco Energy Products Employees
From: Chuck Barry & Jim Clark
Date: September 30, 2019
Subject: Service Organizational Announcement

We are pleased to announce the following changes:

Voltage Control Products Sales/Engineering Structure – In an effort to improve and be more in line with traditional reporting structures, we are making the following administrative changes:

  • Jason Mavis and Ray Shore will report to Bret Fox. Jeff Ross will now report to Jason.
  • Chris Cleary will continue to report to Paul Heiligenberg. Additionally, Paul will focus more of his time growing Staco’s worldwide sales through new partnerships and sales opportunities. Growing VCP sales is of critical importance. We know Paul has the history and knowledge with Staco products to make it happen.

These administrative changes will not impact the good working relationship of these individuals in the VCP group and the VCP group will continue to function as it has up to now. We look forward to your support as we incorporate these important changes.

Engineering Department

  • Bret Fox is promoted to Director of Engineering. This new position will oversee all of the daily activities in product development, including the activities of the VCP group, and sustaining existing product lines. Bret will continue to report to Jim Clark.
  • Charish Gillespie is promoted to Engineering Product Support Group Supervisor. Greg Field will report directly to Charish. Charish will continue to report to Bret Fox.

We have full confidence that Bret and Charish will make a smooth transition to their new roles and continue to do an outstanding job for Staco. Please give them your full support going forward.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Chuck Barry
VP of Sales & Product Management
&
Jim Clark
VP of Engineering

 

 

centro logoDAYTON, OH, September 19, 2019– Staco Energy Products Company, one of the longest lasting innovators of Power Quality and Voltage Control technologies in the world, announced that they have appointed Centro Inc., as a distributor for their products in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida Panhandle, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Northern half of Louisiana.

The Staco Energy product line will become part of Centro inc.'s Automation & Robotics Division which is managed by Jerry Walling, Division Sales Manager - Centro Inc.

 

About Staco:

Staco Energy Products Co. manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   Since 1937, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Components Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  

 

About Centro:

Centro Inc., founded in Memphis in 1970, is a specialty representative and distributor company focusing on industrial customers in the Discreet Manufacturing and Process Flow Markets. The company serves industrial customers through six product focused divisions:

    • Instrumentation, Measurement & Control Division
    • Valve, Actuation & Engineered Products Division
    • Purification & Filtration Division.
    • Pump & Seal Division
    • Process Equipment & Sanitary Division
    • Automation & Robotics Division

Centro has experienced significant growth since an ownership change in 2002 and has been recognized by the Memphis Business Journal with a Pacesetter Award. Centro is one of the top 100 Privately Held Businesses in Memphis and was selected by the Memphis Business Journal as Small Business of the Year in 2012.

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Libby Seder at 937.253.1191 x212 or email at sederl@stacoenergy.com.

To: All Latin America Customers, Reps, Resellers, Distributors, Partners
From: Libby Seder
Date: May 23, 2019
Subject: Organizational Announcement

Staco Energy Products, the leading manufacturer of power quality products in the USA, is pleased to announce that Carlos Zaldivar has joined the Staco sales team as Director of Latin America Sales. Based in the Miami area, he will cover all sales in Latin America with a key focus on Mexico. You can reach him directly at 937-414-8927 or zaldivarc@stacoenergy.com.

Carlos brings successful sales experience in the UPS industry to Staco. He will be responsible for reaching out to existing customers to make sure their needs are met while developing new partners within the region. Carlos' appointment supports our Company’s strategic direction, strengthening customer relationships as well as expanding our global sales support coverage.

Prior to joining Staco, Carlos worked in multiple Sales and Application Engineering roles at Condumex, APC, Schneider Electric, and EoM Ltd. His background includes over 20 years of experience in electrical/electronic manufacturing environments.

Sincerely,
Libby Seder
Director of Marketing

To: All Staco Energy Products Employees
From: Chuck Barry
Date: December 9, 2018
Subject: Organizational Announcement

In order to continue our efforts to provide more focused, local sales coverage and support, the following changes will be made, effective January 1, 2019:

Director of Northeast Regional Sales – Mariann O’Connor will be joining Staco as Director of Sales in the recently modified Northeast Sales Region  territory. She will be based out of her home in New Jersey, calling on the states of VA, WV, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, PA, MA, VT, NH, and ME, and the  provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, CA per the attached map.

Mariann comes to Staco from Eaton, where she spent the last 9 years as a data center sales manager, national account manager, and business  development manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ.

Director of Midwest Regional Sales ‐ Bill Wolfe will shift his focus west, covering the following states: OH, KY, MO, IN, IL, MI, WI, MN, IA, KS, and OK. He will also support the provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Bill will continue to manage and support the Standard Electric/AS&E account opportunity in Massachusetts.

Jonathan Lucas – Starting January 1st, Jonathan Lucas will report to Carolyn Brady. Additionally, Carolyn will take over project management of the new single phase UL924 unit and investigate plans for a modular UPS product. This will allow Derek Engeln more time to travel, assisting the sales team with lunch and learn presentations and large project opportunities.

Please introduce yourself and welcome Mariann when she starts on January 7th. She will spend the first week in Dayton getting acquainted with our products and sales support systems.

We look forward to continued growth in 2019!

Sincerely,
Chuck Barry
VP of Sales and Product Development

To: All Staco Energy Products Employees
From: Neil Jones
Date: June 26, 2019
Subject: Service Organizational Announcement

In an effort to grow and to better provide services to both manufacturing and our customer base, the following changes have been implemented with regards to the Staco Energy Products Service Department.

Lorenzo Schide:
Effect July 1, 2019, Lorenzo Schide will transfer to manage the manufacturing test team as well as provide services within the department. Lorenzo will have the primary responsibility for; scheduling / testing of new products, testing / repair of all returns, RMAs and the management of the service parts inventory. While this will be the primary responsibility of the test department, he will also provide technical support, telephone support and field support as the schedule demands but hopefully less frequently than in the past. Lorenzo will continue to report to me.

Joe Sullivan:
I am pleased to announce that effective July 1st Joe Sullivan is being promoted to Service Manager. Joe will have the primary responsibility of  ensuring that our customers receive prompt and accurate service and telephone support. This includes our 7 x 24 telephone support system, Staco Direct Service as well as the services provided by our ASP’s, (Authorized Service Providers) network. Since his promotion 12 months ago, Joe has shown his ability to overcome problematic issues with ease. We have confidence that Joe will excel in providing the same level of success in his new role. Joe will now be reporting directly to me.

In effect we are adding an additional field service technician with each individual within the service department assigned to a specific role throughout the month. This will hopefully allow each division within the service department to better focus on their strategic role within the company.

Matthew Iams:
I am pleased to announce the addition of Matt Iams to the service team. Matt comes to us from Kiemle‐Hankins Company in Monroe, Ohio. His background is in the power industry, formerly responsible for quality testing and field repair of medium voltage switchgear. Matt comes to us with an understand of troubleshooting complex control systems, power infrastructure, electrical safety and the use of diagnostic equipment. Matt’s primary focus will be to quickly become the lead to technical support for the service department, providing telephone support, training and when required field assistance. Matt starts on July 8th and will report to Joe Sullivan. Please join me in welcoming Matt to the Staco team.

Michelle Henderson:
Effective July 1st Michelle Henderson will be on staff full time. Michelle has been a key member of the Staco service team with her efforts in  coordinating field service work and supplying parts to critical locations. Please join me in congratulating Michelle on becoming a full time, member of our team, well done Michelle!

With these new role changes and additional personnel, the reporting structure will be updated. Please see the attached org. chart. Again, congrats to each team member and welcome aboard Matt. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me directly.

Sincerely,
Neil B. Jones
Director of National Account & Service

 

 

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DAYTON, OH, July 30, 2018– Construction has commenced on a new office/manufacturing/warehousing facility for Staco Energy Products.  The facility will be approximately 96,168 SF in size, including office space totaling 13,102 SF.

Located on Technical Drive in Miamisburg, the facility will allow Staco to consolidate its Dayton area operations under one roof, providing an environment for improved efficiencies as well as room for future growth.  Staco currently employs sixty-two individuals and expects to increase their employment by four people over the next three years.

According to Jeff Hoffman, President, Staco Energy Products, “The new facility will allow us to enhance our training and research and development capabilities. It will provide a platform to allow us to continue our accelerated growth, more than a fifty percent increase in revenues in the last five years.  We look forward to partnering with Miller-Valentine on this project.”

“We are pleased to have been selected by Staco to construct their new manufacturing facility, allowing them to be prepared for future growth and technological developments,” said Denny Whitehead, Miller-Valentine Group Sr. Vice President.  “We are proud to be part of the team which includes The Kleingers Group, Schaefer, James C. Hawthorn Associates, and Tri-Tech, to fulfill Staco’s vision”.

“City Council and I want to congratulate Staco Energy Products on this exciting project,” Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church, Jr. said.  “We are extremely pleased the company is making this investment in our community, and we look forward to following the building progress in the months ahead.”

Miller-Valentine Construction will complete the design/build facility by the end of the year.

Staco Energy Products Co. manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   Since 1937, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Components Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  

Pictured left to right:
Dave Dickerson, Miller-Valentine Group President Dayton Construction Sales and Development
Keith Johnson, Miamisburg City Manager
Denny Whitehead, Miller-Valentine Group Senior Vice President
Jeff Hoffman, President Staco Energy Products
Dick Church Jr, Mayor, City of Miamisburg
Michelle Collins, Miamisburg City Council
John Stadler, Miamisburg City Council
Tom Nicholas, Miamisburg City Council Member
Chris Fine, Miamisburg Development Director

DAYTON, OH, March 30, 2017– This year marks the 80th anniversary for Staco Energy Products Company, which makes them one of the longest lasting innovators of power quality and voltage control technologies in the world. In an era when manufacturing companies come and go, Staco has achieved eight decades of innovation and steady growth. The company plans to commemorate the occasion by giving back to the community and celebrating their employees that have made them a success.

“This milestone has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of our employees. We have dedicated ourselves to 80 years of product innovation to provide our customers with unique power solutions,” elaborates Jeff Hoffman, President of Staco Energy Products. “Throughout 2017, we will be celebrating what we have achieved and planning our path for future growth.  In August, we are inviting all employees to a fun-filled day to celebrate our milestone.”

To kick off this exciting year, Staco is donating the finances necessary to provide eighty nights of shelter for one person at St. Vincent De Paul in Dayton.

Staco Energy Products Co. manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   Since 1937, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Components Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.  

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Libby Seder at 937.253.1191 x212 or email at sederl@stacoenergy.com.

August 2015

 

With intuitive navigation and  functionality throughout, Staco Energy Product’s website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience allowing customers  to access detailed product information.

“Our site was created with the user  experience firmly in mind,” says  Libby Seder, Communications  Coordinator of Staco Energy Products. “The website has been designed  using the latest technology so the site  is compatible with today’s browsers  and mobile devices.”

Some of the key features of Staco’s website include the following site enhancements:

Literature Download Center: Helping to make Staco Energy’s vast portfolio of products easy to browse is their electronic Literature Download Center. The Literature Finder makes it easy for you to access the latest technical information, view product images and download up to date technical data sheets, manuals, brochures, drawings, and much more!

Rep/Distributor Locator: Requesting a quote or finding a representative and/or distributor located in your area could not be easier with Staco’s Rep/Distributor Locator. Simply type in your zip code, select the product you’re interested in, and you’re immediately directed to the appropriate contact in your area. Continue Reading...

 

August 2015

By: Deborah L. O'Mara

Power is everything. Consumers demand connectivity to home, business, people and places 24 hours a day. In this uber-integrated information society, staying in touch through Wi-Fi, Ethernet, cellular and other networks is the expectation.


Momentary power loss can cause significant damage to data centers and open security vulnerabilities in the protected premises or critical infrastructure, such as power transmission. A Wall Street Journal report, “U.S. Risks National Blackout from Small-Scale Attack,” (March 12, 2014) cites that the United States could suffer a coast-to-coast blackout if saboteurs knocked out just nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-­transmission substations on a scorching summer day.


According to Neil B. Jones, business development manager, Staco Energy Products, Miamisburg, Ohio, backup power in electrical terms should cover the following: redundant utility feeds, standby generators, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and static power distribution units (PDU).
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July 27, 2015

 

Staco Energy Products has selected Endeavor, a leading cloud-based Configure-Price-Quote software provider, to modernize its quote-to-order generation and processes. The energy product manufacturer will use EndeavorCPQ software for quoting and proposal generation to manage complex quoting demands, streamline processes for increased efficiencies, enable faster response to requests, while continuing to provide exceptional service to its customers.

Staco Energy Products is a leading innovator of Power Quality and Voltage Control technologies, and is the oldest and largest manufacturer of variable transformers in the United States. “We are thrilled to work with a storied manufacturer like Staco Energy Products,” said Sean Myers, Co-founder and CEO of Endeavor. “Teaming up with Staco Energy Products to provide our CPQ solution is an exciting development for our company.”

“EndeavorCPQ will be necessary to continue our path of historic financial growth,” Jeff Hoffman, President of Staco Energy Products said. The company’s average growth rate has been well over 10 percent the last two years.

Independent analysts vetted Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) software, like EndeavorCPQ, and found implementing these solutions resulted in increased total company revenue year-over-year. To read their research, please visit the “Analyst Reports” page at EndeavorCPQ.com.

“We needed a tool that would make it easier for us to do business with our customers,” said Hoffman. “EndeavorCPQ gives us that tool. Now we can ensure more accurate pricing and give quicker access to product data.”

About Endeavor
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015, Endeavor is a leader in cloud-based Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) software solutions. EndeavorCPQ automates the quote-to-order process, empowering sales professionals to spend more time in front of customers and less time behind their desk. A cloud-based, go-anywhere software, EndeavorCPQ pulls data from leading CRM and ERP systems, eliminating errors and ensuring accurate backend updates. To schedule a demo or learn more, visit EndeavorCPQ.com.

About Staco Energy Products
Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage regulators, active harmonic filters, uninterruptible power supplies and other engineered power quality solutions. For more than 75 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco Energy Products as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Components Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.

 

 

June 18, 2015

 

With the launching of five new products, it’s fair to say that the past year has been a busy one for Staco Energy Products Co. and its President Jeff Hoffman.

Staco’s new products include:

• Unistar V, a 1-, 2-, and 3-kVA rack universal mount single-phase, online double-conversion UPS
• Unistar VP, a 6-kVA rack/universal mount and a 6- and 10-kVA tower single-phase, online double conversion UPS
• UniStar SCLI924, a 350 W to 21-kW online double-conversion single-phase UL 924 central lighting inverter
• FirstLine P 924, a 58.5- to 225-kW online double-conversion three phase UL 924 central lighting inverter
• FirstLine PL 924, a 9- to 36-kW online double-conversion three-phase UL 924 central lighting inverter

“We have had substantial growth over the last two years, averaging thirteen percent,” says Jeff Hoffman, President of Staco Energy Products Co, “And we  have positioned ourselves to keep that pace going in 2015.”

In 2015, Staco plans to continue their major efforts in engineering to get other products launched to complete their UPS product portfolio and to position  themselves to be in a stronger competitive position. Continue Reading...

 

April 6, 2015

 
Central power source for emergency lighting

The Staco Energy Products First Line PL 924 exceeds UL 924 and UL 924 OUST requirements and incorporates insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) technology to provide uninterruptable power to emergency lighting loads like HID, LED, fluorescent, and incandescent lighting. The First Line PL 924 allows the user to maintain one central power source to make it easier to maintain and monitor a facility. The First Line PL 924 may be equipped and configured with remote monitoring via dry contracts and/or a serial data link to allow easy integration into standard SCADA systems.

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April 2015

The FirstLine BMS wireless battery-monitoring system by Staco Energy Products provides real-time, proactive battery state-of-health data for critical power needs. Continuous voltage, current, impedance, temperature and cycling data are available at all times, archived and graphically displayed for immediate analysis. An LCD graphic touch-screen data collector enables on-site review with Ethernet/RS 485/input and output dry-contact ports for communication, Web connectivity and remote monitoring. It has email, text and dry-contact alarm notification and stores up to three years of data.

March 2015

Emergency lighting inverters Announced to “provide an alternative source of power to any environment,” is this new UniStar SCLI924 single phase, on-line double conversion emergency lighting inverter. It maintains efficient alternating current emergency power to operate all emergency lighting fixtures at “fulllight” output that is dependable and secure.
Among UniStar SCLI924 features are 350W-21kW single phase output which uses latest PWM technology. Models are UL 924 and meet NFPA 101, NFPA 70, NEC, and OSHA standards. Additional information on these USA-made inverters is free upon request.

December 22, 2014

 

The FirstLine P 924 is a 58.5kW to 225kW 3-phase, on-line double-conversion emergency lighting inverter. Featuring IGBT and digital signal processing (DSP), the emergency power provides full light output from all lamps and fixtures for the entire runtime. In addition, the inverter offers front, top, or bottom access; has a high input power factor of 0.99; and features low input current distortion of  <= 3%.

Product Highlights include:

  • 58.5kW to 225kW
  • IGBT and digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Offers front, top, or bottom access

Staco Energy Products

For more information, visit the product page.

 

January 29, 2015

 

With the launching of five new products, it’s fair to say that the past year has been a busy one for Staco Energy Products Co. and its President Jeff Hoffman.

Staco’s new products include:

• Unistar V, a 1-, 2-, and 3-kVA rack universal mount single-phase, online double-conversion UPS
• Unistar VP, a 6-kVA rack/universal mount and a 6- and 10-kVA tower single-phase, online double conversion UPS
• UniStar SCLI924, a 350 W to 21-kW online double-conversion single-phase UL 924 central lighting inverter
• FirstLine P 924, a 58.5- to 225-kW online double-conversion three phase UL 924 central lighting inverter
• FirstLine PL 924, a 9- to 36-kW online double-conversion three-phase UL 924 central lighting inverter

“We have had substantial growth over the last two years, averaging thirteen percent,” says Jeff Hoffman, President of Staco Energy Products Co, “And we  have positioned ourselves to keep that pace going in 2015.”

In 2015, Staco plans to continue their major efforts in engineering to get other products launched to complete their UPS product portfolio and to position  themselves to be in a stronger competitive position. Continue Reading...

 

DAYTON, OH, December 18, 2014– Staco Energy Products, one of the longest lasting innovators of Power Quality and Voltage Control technologies in the world, announced today that they’ve released a new Three Phase, On-Line Double Conversion Emergency Lighting Inverter called the FirstLine P 924.  
 
 “The FirstLine P 924 offers more security and versatility to meet illumination requirements, and is the perfect complement for all lighting applications,” says Jim Jones, Director - Western Region Sales and UPS Products, of Staco Energy Products. “Tight voltage regulation assures that facility egress lumens are maintained 100% at emergency lighting fixtures, in all modes of operation, and also extends ballast, LED driver, and lamp life.”

General Highlights on the FirstLine P 924:
•    58.5-225 Kw, Three Phase, On-Line Double Conversion, UL924 Central Lighting Inverter
•    Features IGBT and digital signal processing (DSP)
•    Emergency power provides FULL LIGHT OUTPUT from all lamps and fixtures for the entire runtime

Staco Energy Products Company manufactures voltage control, VAR compensation, uninterruptible power supplies and engineered power quality solutions.   For more than 75 years, customers worldwide have relied on Staco as their dependable source for standard and tailored solutions to a wide range of electrical power problems.  Headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio, Staco Energy Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Components Corporation of America, located in Dallas, Texas.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Libby Seder at 937.253.1191 x212 or email at sederl@stacoenergy.com