From the July Newsletter- Client Spotlight: TPE Industries
TP Electric began operating in 1988. The company was founded by Thomas Porter (TP), a well-respected and highly skilled, knowledgeable electrician. TP Electric offers complete electrical construction, including Oil and Natural Gas, Industrial Electrical Construction, and System Integration Systems; all provided with family values and safety in mind.
Although TP Electric currently has over 120 full-time employees, the company started from the ground up. Before owning and operating his own business, Porter was a line electrician at the Volkswagen Plant in New Stanton, PA. When the plant closed in 1988, Porter needed to find gainful employment in order to provide for his family.
It would not be long before Tom would return to where the Volkswagen Plant once operated. After the plant closed, he was able to lease space at the abandoned plant and start his own company, TP Electric. In 1992, the abandoned plant came under new ownership, as Sony took over the plant that TP Electric was already heavily involved in converting from an automobile assembly to an electronics manufacturing facility.
Today, TP Electric is still owned and operated by the Porter Family and still serves their customers with the same family values that lead to the company’s original success. In 2006, Shawn Porter took over the family business, as president of TP Electric.
As the company continues to grow and change, TP Electric needs to remain informed on their financial requirements and safety culture. When seeking new insurance cover and ways to minimize their risk, TP Electric turned to another family owned and operated business, Duncan Financial Group.
Since 2014, Duncan Financial Group has worked with TP Electric. With the industry of electronics and manufacturing constantly changing due to emerging technologies, TP Electric looks to Duncan Financial Group to keep their employees and company safe. The company says Duncan Financial Group has been extremely knowledgeable and helpful during our transitions throughout the years. We were fortunate to have them on our side; their guidance and meetings provided us the experience and confidence to continue growing now and into the future.