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Advanced Industrial Devices acquires R.S. Integrators

By Brock Huffstutler

February 4, 2024

Advanced Industrial Devices (AID), Tulsa, Okla., a portfolio company of Black Bay Energy Capital, has acquired R.S. Integrators (RSI), Pineville, N.C.

AID, a provider of electric motor automation and control solutions, designs and sells custom variable frequency drive control systems, power quality systems, and power distribution panels that are utilized across applications within the energy, dewatering/water/wastewater, mining and aggregates, HVAC and other industrial sectors.

AID said its strategic acquisition of RSI creates a combined organization that will continue to capitalize on the trend of industrial electrification and help end users to achieve business efficiency, sustainability and decarbonization goals.

Founded in 1996 by Ron Sigmon, RSI operates a UL508A- and UL698-certified facility for industrial controls where it designs and manufactures industrial electric motors control panels, AC DC variable frequency drives, transformers, filters, power distribution panels and related electrical equipment.

“The RSI team has built an impressive brand within the water utilities and power distribution markets and boasts design and engineering capabilities that perfectly complement our own. AID embarked on the strategic expansion into the industrial dewatering and water utility market in 2021 and this journey has taken our business to new heights over the last two years. We are excited to integrate RSI’s capabilities with our own AID solutions to continue providing fit for purpose motor control solutions and back it up with our market leading customer service at AID,” said Russell Claybrook, CEO, AID.

Ron Sigmon, founder, RSI, said, “I am extremely proud of the company that we have built at RSI and the strong brand value that we have created within the end markets that we serve. The AID and RSI organizations are aligned in our core values and our obsession with providing our customers with custom solutions to address their application needs. I want to thank our RSI employees for their hard work and immense contributions to get us to this point, and I am excited to deliver enhanced solutions to our loyal customer base, as well as new customer relationships under the combined organization.”

AID said its acquisition of RSI adds to its overall capabilities and market presence in the Southeast and within the industrial dewatering and water utility markets. In April 2023, AID opened its UL508A and UL698 industrial controls and motor controls manufacturing and training facility in Fort Mill, S.C. In July 2023, the company launched its Advanced Remote Response Command Center (ARCC) designed to provide remote monitoring and control capabilities with its systems and deliver an enhanced level of customer service and training to its clients.

“AID has gone over and above to deliver a differentiated solution to our customers, and we have positioned our business to serve customers with an unmatched standard of excellence when it comes to product quality and service, regardless of the industry being served,” Claybrook said. “The integration of RSI into our business positions our combined platform to deliver on our strategy to expand further into other adjacent geographies, including Florida and Pennsylvania.”