Pinetops, North Carolina Facility
Pinetops is a leading manufacturer of instrument transformers.
Instrument transformers are a precision device designed to accurately meter either current or voltage on an electrical circuit. They also provide a means to protect the metering instrumentation from the power available in the circuit. Pinetops began operations as a Westinghouse Electric plant in 1978. It became a joint venture with both ABB and Westinghouse in 1989, and was acquired solely by ABB in 1990. The Pinetops plant is considered by ABB as its "World-wide Center of Excellence" for instrument transformers. The plant occupies 110,000 square feet and employs 200 people. Pinetops is widely recognized as the industry leader in delivering quality products on time, with the industry's shortest lead times, and superior customer responsiveness.