Solomon Corp. is proud to be the sponsor of the Bob Rengal Lineman’s Scholarship through the International Lineman’s Rodeo. We understand that being a lineman is one of the nation’s riskiest, rewarding and most important professions. That is why we want to help equip the next generation with the skills and know-how to carry on into the future. This is our second year sponsoring the $2,000 scholarship and we’d like to congratulate MeeShann Schmidt of Charlevoix, Michigan who is this year’s recipient.
In addition to its contribution to the Lineman’s Rodeo scholarship, Solomon engineers and technicians regularly find themselves in front of students and utilities across the country in an effort to provide current educational information on transformers and electrical distribution equipment. This commitment also includes the donation of electrical distribution equipment to colleges, universities and other learning institutions, allowing students and those currently in the field to work on equipment in a learning setting.
One of these educational initiatives includes the provision of refurbished equipment and the custom design of load tap changers for equipment donated by Westar Energy of Kansas for the Substation Training Lab in Concordia, Kansas. Located in an area along I-70 with a number of existing wind farms, the lab allows Cloud County Community College instructors to simulate control problems for students, providing a controlled environment for simulating in-the-field challenges. Currently the only lab of its kind in the country, the Substation Training Lab offers hands-on experience with load tap changers, substation transformers, reclosers, voltage regulators and other equipment.
Solomon Corp. specializes in sales and service of oil-filled transformers and distribution transformers. We also offer technical support to the electrical distribution industry, as well as repair, recycling, and disposal of transformers, reclosers, and regulators. For more information visit us at www.solomoncorp.com