Troy Industrial Acquiring B&J Electric Motor Repair

A tip from a vendor led Jason Smith to the first acquisition in the 150-year history of his family’s company in upstate New York. Smith, as president and CEO of Troy Industrial Solutions, is buying a motor shop in southwest Connecticut. He expects the purchase to close early next month. The purchase signals that Troy…

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Still Water Runs Deep

Water always finds a way to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. At least when it comes to electric motor and drive reliability. Moisture settling on the insulation of your electric motor will reduce the resistance-to-ground and increase the capacitance-to-ground readings. These facts are well known. Not as well known, is the…

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What’s in a Name? Navigating the Waters of Re-Branding and Name Changes

VISIONS – Magazine of the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce Since 1862, the Troy Belting & Supply Company has provided products and services to help other industries succeed. In the early days, it furnished local manufacturers, mills, breweries, ironworks factories and horse-and-buggy companies with leather belting, harnesses and other supplies. Jason W. Smith was named president…

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New name for Troy Belting; next up, an acquisition?

The Business Review: It’s more than just a new name that’s changing at a local industrial repair business. The company that had been known as Troy Belting & Supply Co. changed its name Thursday to Troy Industrial Solutions (although it’s actually located in Watervliet). The bigger change: Third-generation president and CEO Jason Smith said he…

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