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Watteredge LLC, A Southwire Company
www.watteredge.com / Headquarters: Avon Lake, Ohio / Employees: 115 / Robert LaRussa,
VP of sales and marketing: "We strive to have absolutely 100 percent customer satisfaction."

Northeast

Current Winner

watteredge is streamlining its production of high-performance currentconducting devices that it creates mostly from custom designs. by russ gager

watteredge can design and
manufacture currentconducting devices for a
variety of industries.

When companies around the
world need custom-engineered,
high-performance current-conducting devices for industrial and commercial uses, they look to Watteredge
LLC, a Southwire company.
"Our products are sold across several industries," Vice President of
Sales and Marketing Robert LaRussa explains. These include the steel,
chemical, chlorine, power generation, energy, fiberglass, aerospace,
automotive, foodservice, printing and
medical industries in both short-run
as well as high-volume production.
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"Typically, what the product does
is it carries in most cases DC current
from point A to point B," LaRussa
continues. "The product principally utilizes copper, and in some cases
aluminum." The products include aircooled and water-cooled cables, along
with press-welded shunt products
and a variety of electrical products
that condition or regulate electrical
current, such as transformers, inverters and switchgear.
Watteredge's products are used as
components in resistance welding
equipment that holds metal compo-

nents together in auto assembly and
in the automotive aftermarket for vehicle repair. "We started in business
making water-cooled cables that carry current to the electrodes in electric
arc furnaces that create the high-power heated arc that melts ore or other
metals to produce various steel alloys," LaRussa says. That was more
than 60 years ago.
The company offers contract machining and welding services, arc
welding and brazing of various metals
and employs welders and brazers that
are certified to ASME, AWS and NAV-


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