Springcityhttp://www.springcity.com/newsCopyright 2010 Spring City2014-10-25SpringCity. Most recent posts.en-usGun Melting Eventhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Gun-Melting-Eventhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Gun Melting Event<p>Spring City recently teamed with the local Police Department and the local city to melt down guns to be remanufactured into lampposts.&nbsp; Thirty years of guns collected as evidence by Spring City PD were melted down on July 13<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Handguns, rifles and shotguns totally approximately forty were stripped down by the police department and transferred to Spring City to be melted.<br /> <br /> Once the guns were melted that were poured into lamppost which will be installed along the Main Street of Spring City, PA.<br /> <br /> The Mayor of Spring City Mayor Michael A. Weiss, and the Chief of Police, Chief Dee Sherman along with the members of the Spring City Electrical staff were on hand for the late-night ceremony.&nbsp; Chief Sherman and Mayor Weiss began by placing the guns into a large charge bucket to be melted down.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The guns have been stripped and mechanically disassembled,&rdquo; Alan Brink said. &ldquo;The guns were dropped into a charge bucket, which was placed over a furnace of 2,500 degree metal.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The guns went in and in a short matter of time; they became part of the charge bucket. It is just like putting an ice cube into a pot of boiling water. They will be poured into molds to become lampposts.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> An unveiling ceremony for the new lampposts will be scheduled in approximately three weeks, Brink said.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;That ceremony will include a plaque donation to the borough from Spring City Electrical Manufacturing,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It will state that the posts were made from disposed firearms.&rdquo;</p> <p></p>SpringCityTue, 25 May 2010 11:32:00 -0500Exton LED Luminairehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Exton-LED-Luminairehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Exton LED Luminaire<p>Spring City Electrical has added another decorative high wattage LED luminaire.&nbsp; The Exton LED luminaire offers a decorative alternative to traditional decorative cobra-head lighting luminaire as well as an energy saving alternative!</p> <p>The Exton LED luminaire is offered with a maximum wattage of 154. Our patent pending CROSSFIRE<sup> </sup>Optical System and CoolCast<sup>TM</sup> heat dissipation technology allows for a warm blanket of light without compromising the junction temperature.</p> <p>In addition to the Exton, Spring City Electrical offers several other luminaires, consisting of; post top acorn style, The Washington, Pendant style, The Columbia and Exton, cast frame luminaires, Center City District, Franklin Square and Borough luminaires as well as Octagonal style, The William and Mary and Edgewater.&nbsp;</p>SpringCityWed, 16 Jun 2010 16:35:03 -0500Significant and unique advancementhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Significant-and-unique-advancementhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Significant and unique advancement<p>Spring City's LED Luminaire Line has been recognized by the annual LD+A's progress report as a significant and unique advancement to the art and science of lighting! Spring City's LED Luminaire Line has been recognized by the annual LD+A's progress report as a significant and unique advancement to the art and science of lighting! Spring City's LED Luminaire Line has been recognized by the annual LD+A's progress report as a significant and unique advancement to the art and science of lighting!</p> <p>Spring City's LED Luminaire Line has been recognized by the annual LD+A's progress report as a significant and unique advancement to the art and science of lighting!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>SpringCityWed, 16 Jun 2010 16:58:17 -0500Ambler, PA highlighted in LD+A'S December 2010 Issuehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Ambler-PA-highlighted-in-LDAS-December-2010-Issuehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Ambler, PA highlighted in LD+A&#039;S December 2010 Issue<p>http://www.springcity.com/files/Press releases//LD+A_Spring_City_Article.pdf</p>SpringCityTue, 30 Nov 2010 08:11:26 -0600Happy Holidayshttp://www.springcity.com/news/Happy-Holidayshttp://www.springcity.com/news/Happy Holidays<p> <object width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/HMRbbI5rEp8" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HMRbbI5rEp8" /> </object> </p>SpringCityTue, 21 Dec 2010 10:56:10 -0600City of Topkea, KS LED Press Eventhttp://www.springcity.com/news/City-of-Topkea-KS-LED-Press-Eventhttp://www.springcity.com/news/City of Topkea, KS LED Press Event<p class="prheadline"><em>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</em><em> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em></p> <p><strong>Media Contact:</strong></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p>Tracie Wolf</p> <p>Spring City Electrical</p> <p> 310-7782</p> <p>twolf@springcity.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td width="319" valign="top"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>City of Topeka, Kansas to Hold Press Conference on Their Switch to LED Street-Lighting</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><em>Topeka Upgrade Streets with LED Fixtures from</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Spring City, P.A., </strong>February 16, 2011<em> &mdash; </em>The City of Topeka, Kansas will be hosting a press conference to announce their conversion of their decorative post top luminaires to energy-efficient LED lighting at 10 o&rsquo;clock central time on February 16<sup>th</sup> at City Hall.&nbsp; The city upgraded their decorative pedestrian lighting by using a custom LED conversion kit made by Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company, featuring Cree&rsquo;s XLamp<sup>&reg;</sup> MC-E and XP-E LEDs.&nbsp; The electronic circuit board engineering and fabrication was done by a division of Heatron of Leavenworth, KS.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Topeka was able to recycle components of their traditional streetlight when switching their lighting system to LED technology.&nbsp; Spring City provided the city with a new LED system which consists of a new COOLCAST<sup>TM</sup> heat dissipating thermal management roof equipped with Spring City&rsquo;s Crossfire LEDs LM-79 Caliper rated optical systems and a new globe and driver.&nbsp; The city was able to keep the bottom of the fixture to save on price as well as re-use the existing fitters.</p> <p>Spring City supplied Topeka with four hundred and nine conversion LED kits.&nbsp; The city chose three variations of wattages of 100, 80 and 60 Watt systems and delivers light comparable to a 175-watt metal halide lamp . Spring City projects an energy savings of up to 50 percent and to be maintenance free for seven years or longer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;By utilizing a custom LED conversion kit, Topeka was able to maintain the same appearance of their traditional light fixture and save money on energy and maintenance expenses,&rdquo; said Alan Brink, President of Spring City Electrical.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information from the City of Topeka, KS, please contact- Carlos Salazar 785-368-3913 or csalazar@Topeka.org.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Spring City Electrical</strong></p> <p>Spring City&rsquo;s core business consists of cast ornamental lighting standards.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our huge design library and advanced data processing bring you full submittal drawings and specifications in minimum time. With Spring City, you can choose from the country's widest range of traditional styles - or create your own custom designs. And since we don't send our work out to another foundry we can maintain tight project timing and stringent quality control over every single step of your job, from initial preparation all the way to final finishing.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.springcity.com</p> <p>For more information about our LED Luminaires, contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 or via email twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp;&nbsp; Attached you will find installation images from the City of Topeka.</p> <p>###</p>SpringCityThu, 10 Feb 2011 14:57:14 -0600City of Topeka, KS Press Conferencehttp://www.springcity.com/news/City-of-Topeka-KS-Press-Conferencehttp://www.springcity.com/news/City of Topeka, KS Press Conference<p><strong>City of Topeka, Kansas is Happy with Their Switch to LED Street-Lighting</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;Spring City, P.A., </strong>February 17, 2011<em> &mdash; </em>The City of Topeka, Kansas announced their successful transition to the energy efficient LED streetlights manufactured domestically by Spring City Electrical.&nbsp; The City reported an energy savings of 40% and an estimate of maintenance savings of $4,000/month.&nbsp; Topeka was also happy to announce a reduction of 63 tons CO<sub>2 </sub>carbon emissions<sub> </sub>by this transition.</p> <p> <object width="425" height="350" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zC-Z5DY3stc" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <param name="data" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zC-Z5DY3stc" /> <param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zC-Z5DY3stc" /> </object> </p> <p>Carlos Salazar, Evaluation&nbsp;and Planning&nbsp;Manager of The City of Topeka&rsquo;s Street Maintenance Section, and his team made great efforts to quantify the results of their new street lights.&nbsp; By running a separate meter for the new lights and comparing their energy meter ratings to the previous two years, Topeka reported an energy savings of 40%.&nbsp; Not only did this reduce their energy consumption, the city was able to reduce their CO<sub>2 </sub>carbon emissions by 63 tons.&nbsp; In addition, the city is estimating a savings of $4,000 over a four to six month time on maintenance savings and will continue to monitor the savings as time elapses.&nbsp; Spring City&rsquo;s LED streetlights are warranted to last 7 years without maintenance.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Residents of Topeka have responded warmly to the transition to LED.&nbsp; The residents reported to the City that the new lights are visually pleasing at night in comparison to the 175 Watt Metal Halide which was the previous lamping of their streetlights.&nbsp; They city has notice a significant increase of foot traffic along the corridors lined with the new LED street lights.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring City supplied Topeka with 409 custom conversion LED kits.&nbsp; The city chose three variations of wattages of 100, 80 and 60 Watt systems and delivers light comparable to a 175-watt metal halide lamp .</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Topeka was able to recycle components of their traditional streetlight when switching their lighting system to LED technology.&nbsp; Spring City provided the city with a new LED system which consists of a new COOLCAST<sup>TM</sup> heat dissipating thermal management roof equipped with Spring City&rsquo;s Crossfire LEDs LM-79 Caliper rated optical systems and a new globe and driver.&nbsp; The city was able to keep the bottom of the fixture to save on price as well as re-use the existing fitters.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information from the City of Topeka, KS, please contact- Carlos Salazar 785-368-3913 or csalazar@Topeka.org.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Spring City Electrical</strong></p> <p>Spring City&rsquo;s core business consists of cast ornamental lighting standards.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our huge design library and advanced data processing bring you full submittal drawings and specifications in minimum time. With Spring City, you can choose from the country's widest range of traditional styles - or create your own custom designs. And since we don't send our work out to another foundry we can maintain tight project timing and stringent quality control over every single step of your job, from initial preparation all the way to final finishing.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.springcity.com</p> <p>For more information about our LED Luminaires, contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 or via email twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp;&nbsp; Attached you will find installation images from the City of Topeka and a video of the press conference.</p> <p>###</p>SpringCityThu, 17 Feb 2011 12:41:16 -0600Borough of Lansdale, PAhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Borough-of-Lansdale-PAhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Borough of Lansdale, PA<p><strong>Borough of Lansdale, Pennsylvania is Paving the Way Upgrading to LED Street Lighting</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Spring City, P.A., </strong>March 4, 2011<em> &mdash; </em>The Borough of Lansdale, Pennsylvania announced their transition to energy efficient LED streetlights and LED illuminated bollards manufactured domestically by Spring City Electrical.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lansdale began their construction of their streetscape on February 14<sup>th</sup>, 2011.&nbsp; This project includes the energy efficient LED streetlights as well as LED bollards.&nbsp; Lansdale previously illuminated their streets with a twin set-up illuminated by 100 Watt Metal Halide and are switching to a single set-up.&nbsp; By switching to LED light fixtures, the borough is estimated to save 71% on energy costs as well as a savings 70% on maintenance savings on their new single set up.&nbsp; This project is funded by federal Transportation Equity Act bill and Main Street Funds as well as state grants.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;All the existing lights will be refurbished with the LED light up top with one single light instead of the dual lights that shines down that actually has a much more attractive light to it,&rdquo; said Mike Riccio, Lansdale Councilman, Chair Public Works Comm. at the ground breaking ceremony on January 24<sup>th</sup>, 2011.&nbsp; Spring City provided the borough with 107 Center City District LED Luminaires and 16 Washington LED bollards that consist of a COOLCAST<sup>TM</sup> heat dissipating thermal management streetlights.&nbsp; These lights are also equipped with Spring City&rsquo;s Crossfire LED optical systems which carry a 7-year warranty.&nbsp; The Center City District LED Fixture those chose is a 74 Watt system with a color temperature of 3000k.&nbsp; Lansdale also selected the Washington LED Bollard that is a 21 Watt system that is also 3000K. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information from the Borough of Lansdale, PA, please visit- http://www.lansdale.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&amp;SEC={B45A73CA-4CD7-492D-B733-6A0A486691DE}.&nbsp; If you&rsquo;d like to tweet about this project, use #lansstreetscape. To watch highlights from the ground breaking ceremony please refer to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHMXywMOPg&amp;feature=player_embedded#at=124.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About Spring City Electrical</strong></p> <p>Spring City&rsquo;s core business consists of cast ornamental lighting standards.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our huge design library and advanced data processing bring you full submittal drawings and specifications in minimum time. With Spring City, you can choose from the country's widest range of traditional styles - or create your own custom designs. And since we don't send our work out to another foundry we can maintain tight project timing and stringent quality control over every single step of your job, from initial preparation all the way to final finishing.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.springcity.com</p> <p>For more information about our LED Luminaires, contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 or via email- twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp;&nbsp; Attached you will find a video of the press conference held in Borough of Lansdale during the ground breaking ceremony.</p> <p>###</p>SpringCityFri, 04 Mar 2011 13:01:45 -0600Spring City PCN Tour to air April 3rd at 8 pmhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring-City-PCN-Tour-to-air-April-3rd-at-8-pmhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring City PCN Tour to air April 3rd at 8 pm<h3>PCN TOURS SPRING CITY ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Pennsylvania Cable Network will give viewers around the state a &ldquo;behind-the-scenes&rdquo; look into Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company.&nbsp; The Chester County-based business will be featured on an upcoming episode of &ldquo;PCN Tours&rdquo; which is slated to air Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For over 168 years, the Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company has been designing, crafting and making cast iron and cast aluminum lampposts and fixtures for outdoor use.&nbsp; Outdoor decorative street lighting, historical reproductions as well as custom pieces for clocks, street signs and traffic lights are created at this facility.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To meet the need for more energy-efficient lighting options, Spring City also manufactures LED lighting systems and a custom LED conversion kit for existing outdoor lighting pieces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;PCN Tours&rdquo; air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. with encores scheduled on Mondays at 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.&nbsp; For details on upcoming PCN Tours programs, visit www.pcntv.com.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>PCN is a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization created and supported by cable television companies. PCN receives no state or federal funding. Network programming is distributed on more than 150 cable systems in Pennsylvania serving more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes.&nbsp; A complete listing of PCN affiliates and network channel designations is available by visiting PCN's website at www.pcntv.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about PCN and the PCN Tours program, please contact Michelle Harter, Director of Corporate Communications at 717-730-6000 x 227 or michelleharter@pcntv.com.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about Spring City Electrical which is located at 1 South Main Street in Spring City, please contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 or twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;###</p>SpringCityMon, 28 Mar 2011 14:16:02 -0500Seeking an Inside Sales Representativehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Seeking-an-Inside-Sales-Representativehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Seeking an Inside Sales Representative<h1>Duties</h1> <ol> <li>Prepare quotations for manufacturers&rsquo; representatives for presentation to customers</li> <li>Write up orders which includes coordinating with the end-customer to ensure the correct product detail information is obtained and ordered</li> <li>Provide follow-up customer service and coordinate with related plant departments to ensure the delivery commitment to customers are met.</li> <li>Assist the Vice President-Sales and Marketing on special projects</li> <li>Cooperating with Account manager and Sales Supervisor to determine essential strategic approaches for sales </li> <li>Maintaining and expanding the database of prospects of the organization</li> <li>Outbound and inbound project management</li> <li>Capturing of accurate and complete information in Customer Relationship Management system .</li> <li>Attending industry conferences to develop industry expertise and to build network.</li> <li>Participate in sales/field calls as needed</li> </ol> <h1>Skills and Specifications</h1> <ol> <li>&nbsp; Able to work in fast-paced, self-directed entrepreneurial environment</li> <li>&nbsp; Exceptional verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>&nbsp; Highly proficient level computer skills including Ms Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook</li> <li>&nbsp; Excellent telephone sales personality skills</li> <li>&nbsp; Should be expert in CRM software solutions</li> <li>&nbsp; Prominent organization and presentation skills</li> <li>&nbsp; Excellent time management skills</li> <li>&nbsp; Highly energetic and self-starter</li> <li>&nbsp; Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills</li> <li>&nbsp; Able to multi-task the activities with shifting priorities</li> <li>&nbsp; Should be honest, assertive and systematic</li> </ol> <h1>Position Requirements</h1> <ol> <li>Bachelor &nbsp;degree </li> </ol> <h1>Compensation</h1> <ol> <li>Salary is commensurate with background, experience and education</li> <li>Customized incentive compensation plan</li> <li>Excellent benefit package <ol> <li>Heath Insurance </li> <li>Tuition Reimbursement</li> <li>401K and defined benefit pension plans</li> </ol></li> <li>Position is located in Spring City, PA </li> </ol> <p>Send resumes to crosfelder@springcity.com.</p> <ol> </ol>SpringCityMon, 15 Aug 2011 14:36:07 -0500Spring City History Articlehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring-City-History-Articlehttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring City History Article<div class="main_text"> <h1>Shining Light on our Two Towns</h1> Posted on August 29, 2011 at 11:20pm By William C. Brunner <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In recent years, the towns of Spring City and Royersford have both been involved with revitalization programs which included the addition of street lamps. These lights were manufactured by the Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company right on Main Street in Spring City. This company makes street lights that are&nbsp;shipped throughtout the country and the world. They have a very informative&nbsp;website for those who would like more information. They can be located at -&nbsp;http://www.springcity.com/</p> <p>I first came to Spring City in 1958 and I can tell you that in the past 50 years these two towns that I call home have never looked better than they look today.</p> <p>In the early 1800s this area was mostly farm lands. There were the Royer brothers in Spring City and the Custer, Latshaw and Bergstresser farms just to name a few on the Montgomery County side.</p> <p>In 1824 the Schuylkill Navagation Co., often referred to as the Schuylkill Canal, opened and within 10 years Springville was developing.&nbsp; The first store on the canal was built in 1835 by James Rogers.Three houses were built down on Main Street in 1838.&nbsp; Rogers built the Lyceum that same year. It was the first town&nbsp;meeting hall in Spring City and was used for schooling, church and fraternal&nbsp;functions and just about any gathering of people that one could imagine,&nbsp;including the traveling medicine man.</p> <p>Rogers built the first stove foundry along the canal around 1843. The paper mill, another canal industry, opened in 1847. James Rogers, one of&nbsp; two prominent men, was responsible for the early development of Springville. The other was Frederick Yost who operated a grist mill near the entrance to the river bridge on the Spring City side.</p> <p>The foundry was small and manufactured iron stoves and hollow ware. Hollow ware is a collective term used to describe pots &amp; pans, skillets, tea kettles and&nbsp;various cast iron utensils. It is interesting to point out that the manufacturing process of pouring molten iron into sand molds is quite similar to the process employed today in the modern manufacturing of lamp posts.&nbsp; There has been many&nbsp; ownership configurations at the Spring City Foundry during the past 168 years. The fact that an operating foundry business still flourishes on the same corner of Hall and Main Streets in Spring City is quite noteworthy.</p> <p>The Philadelphia &amp; Reading Railroad came through Royersford in 1839 and soon&nbsp;this town would be equal in industrial development to its neighbor on the other&nbsp;side of the river. If one looks at the 1893 overview maps on display in the local museum, it is easy to see the tremendous growth in both towns during the period from 1840 to 1890.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was always a dream of mine to be able to go back in time to the early 1900s and take my camera along. I can only imagine what fun I would have taking pictures of everything I saw. Collecting old photos and postcards is about the only way I can realize part of that fantasy. I know that the old twin boroughs were a&nbsp;happening place in this era and there were several bands. two silent movie&nbsp;theaters in Spring City and the Opera house in Royersford which in later years&nbsp;became the Penn Theater.&nbsp; Fraternal groups and a myriad of social clubs were plentiful.</p> <p>Spring City had an amusement park, Bonnie Brae, and Royersford had Lakeview Park. I don't know for sure when the glory days of the twin boroughs reached a peak but I am pretty sure I missed them.&nbsp; By the time I arrived in Spring City in 1958 things were closing and many of the big industries were gone. The remains of the racetrack were sold to the school that year and the new Spring City Elementary opened in 1960.</p> <p>When we moved to Spring City we lived in a small half-double on Hall street. This was before the new borough hall and the new fire house were built. I teased my parents about our living facilities and often told people I lived on Baltic Avenue.&nbsp; I have been in town now for over 50 years and traveling now along Main Street with the new street lights shining. "Shining light on our two towns"&nbsp;certainly shows me we are headed back in the right direction.&nbsp; I get a good feeling driving through our&nbsp;towns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>http://limerick.patch.com/blog_posts/shining-light-on-our-two-towns</p> </div>SpringCityThu, 01 Sep 2011 10:21:11 -0500Keystone Markershttp://www.springcity.com/news/Keystone-Markershttp://www.springcity.com/news/Keystone Markers<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Hall and Main Street&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring City, PA 19468&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>Contact: Tracie Wolf</p> <p>Spring City Electrical Manufacturing</p> <p>-948-4000 x 131</p> <p>twolf@springcity.com</p> <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keystone Markers Now Offered by</span></strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"> <strong>Keystone Marker Trust and Spring City Electric </strong></span></p> <p><strong>Spring City, PA &ndash; August 30, 2011</strong> &ndash; Spring City Electrical is proud to announce our partnership with the Keystone Marker Trust to manufacture historically-accurate reproductions of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s iconic, century-old Keystone Markers.&nbsp; Until now, no other foundry could offer accurate reproductions of these once-proud monuments to a time when Pennsylvania led the nation in industrial and technological progress.&nbsp; &nbsp;Originally installed by PennDOT&rsquo;s predecessor, the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, Spring City&rsquo;s markers will be the first new Keystone Markers in seventy years.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Keystone Markers celebrate Pennsylvania and all that make it unique,&rdquo; said Nathaniel Guest, KMT president.&nbsp; &ldquo;It was through the Keystone Marker that the keystone shape became so strongly associated with our state during a time when Pennsylvania was forging its own identity as the keystone in the arch of American progress,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>While there were once tens of thousands of these markers denoting the entrances to all Pennsylvania towns and cities, trails, creeks, rivers, and other points of interest, today there are only about 600&mdash;with many of these in need of repair.&nbsp; Most towns had four markers.&nbsp; Spring City, PA, home to Spring City Electrical Manufacturing, is fortunate to have one of its original four markers remaining.&nbsp; Spring City Electrical Manufacturing will be restoring this marker as part of the kick-off to its Keystone Marker offerings.&nbsp; &ldquo;The Trust has restored about 60 markers so far; with the help of Spring City, we&rsquo;ll be able to do more advanced work re-installing long-gone markers,&rdquo; said Guest.</p> <p>&ldquo;By enabling towns and civic groups to restore and re-introduce these proud symbols unique to our state, we create a network of Pennsylvania communities and organizations dedicated to positive development and re-investment,&rdquo; said Alan Brink, president of Spring City Electrical. &ldquo;The markers create a sense of place that sets Pennsylvania apart from everywhere else&mdash;a distinction that will make people want to visit, live, and work here,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>New markers, including the historic front-mount sign and post, go into production this fall, with dramatic price discounts for multiple-marker orders.&nbsp; &ldquo;The Keystone Marker Trust is so proud the markers will be made in Pennsylvania and especially proud that it&rsquo;s by a shop that epitomizes the ingenuity and craftsmanship that characterized the marker program in its heyday,&rdquo; said Guest.&nbsp; &ldquo;It truly is a good sign for our state,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>&nbsp; To order your customized Keystone Marker, please contact 610&mdash;948-4000 or twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp; Order online and learn more about the Keystone Markers at www.keystonemarkertrust.org.</p> <p><strong>About Spring City:</strong></p> <p>Spring City&rsquo;s core business consists of cast ornamental lighting systems.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our huge design library and advanced data processing bring you full submittal drawings and specifications in minimum time. With Spring City, you can choose from the country's widest range of traditional styles - or create your own custom designs. And since we don't send our work out to another foundry we can maintain tight project timing and stringent quality control over every single step of your job, from initial preparation all the way to final finishing.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.springcity.com</p> <p><strong>About Keystone Marker Trust:</strong></p> <p>The&nbsp;KMT is a 5013 non-profit, tax-exempt&nbsp;organization with a mission&nbsp;to establish a program around Pennsylvania&rsquo;s iconic, century-old Keystone Markers that celebrates Pennsylvania's people and places, its heritage and its future, by restoring and re-introducing these proud symbols unique to our state; and creates a network of Pennsylvania communities and organizations dedicated to positive development that is economically sound, environmentally responsible, and socially equitable. Entities dedicating themselves to the Keystone Marker Trust Principles will be able to apply for grant funding to replace and restore their Keystone Markers.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.keystonemarkertrust.org.</p> <p>For more information, contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 or via email twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>###</p>SpringCityFri, 16 Sep 2011 10:44:38 -0500Spring City LED Patent Approvalhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring-City-LED-Patent-Approvalhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring City LED Patent Approval<p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: U.S. Patent Office Grants Spring City Electrical Manufacturing a Patent Covering Thermal Management and Optical Systems for Decorative Lighting Fixtures</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring City Electrical is pleased to announce the United States Letters Patent No. 8,104,929 issued on January 31st, 2012.&nbsp; This patent covers the CoolCast<sup>TM</sup> thermal management system and the CROSSFIRE<sup>TM</sup> Optical System of the Spring City LED luminaires line. Personnel from Heatron of Leavenworth, KS were involved with this patent.</p> <p>Patent No. 8,104,929 states that &ldquo;the cast metal dome roof and the LED light engines, wherein the light engines conductive metal substrate is in conformal contract with a portion of the inner surface of the roof such that the roof provides increased heat sink mass and the outer surface of the roof provides a heat dissipating surface area outside of the housing.&nbsp; Preferred embodiments includes a street light where in two LED light engines are mounted at about 20 and 160 degrees to a line parallel to the street segment to produce as asymmetric light profile that reaches over and along the street for an effective distance, but does not extend very far on the side away from the street.&nbsp; Also disclosed is a reflector module for an LED light engine having rows of cone reflectors modified to product an effective emission pattern.&rdquo;</p> <p>There are several benefits of the technology covered by this patent.&nbsp; First, with patented thermal management technology Spring City is able to offer the highest wattages in the industry. &nbsp;This is particularly important with decorative tear drop fixtures.&nbsp; Second, with the help of the CROSSFIRE Optical System, Spring City is able to blend the light so that each LED is not visible.</p> <p>Spring City has incorporated the technology of this patent into 18 of its existing classic fixtures. <strong>&ldquo;</strong>Our main goal when designing our LED luminaire line was to adhere to the expected appearance set by Spring City and the decorative outdoor lighting industry.&nbsp; We found that maintaining old-world charm appearance on the outside with revolutionary technology internally was the key to success of this optical system,&rdquo; Alan Brink, President of Spring City.</p> <p>Fixtures with this patented technology have already received wide acceptance from important customers.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fixtures with technology have already been installed at the US Military Academy, Indiana University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, American University, the Cities of Topeka, Chicago, Boston as well as many other communities and colleges.&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring City LED optical systems provide better light control, easier maintenance, and superior cost-effectiveness.&nbsp; The operational lifespan is well over 75,000 hours and this fixture is offered with a variable color temperature ranging from 2700K to 6000K.&nbsp; Spring City offers a seven-year warranty on their line of LED fixtures.&nbsp;&nbsp; For further information and warranty information, please navigate to http://www.springcity.com/led.</p> <p><strong>About Spring City ; </strong>Spring City&rsquo;s core business consists of cast ornamental lighting standards.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A large design library and advanced data processing bring you full submittal drawings and specifications in minimum time. With Spring City, you can choose from the country's widest range of traditional styles - or create your own custom designs. And since Spring City does not send their work out to another foundry they can maintain tight project timing and stringent quality control over every single step of your job, from initial preparation all the way to final finishing.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.springcity.com</p> <p>For more information about our LED luminaires, contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 x 131 or via email twolf@springcity.com.&shy;&shy;</p> <p>###</p>SpringCityThu, 08 Mar 2012 07:48:12 -0600Spring City Electrical Manufacturing to Supply Central Park, New York City, NY, 1,588 LED Luminaireshttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring-City-Electrical-Manufacturing-to-Supply-Central-Park-Newhttp://www.springcity.com/news/Spring City Electrical Manufacturing to Supply Central Park, New York City, NY, 1,588 LED Luminaires<p><strong><img style="float: left;" src="/img/news/images/.thumbs/be013266787cf24ceaf19bbc197381ac_0_500_0.jpg" alt="Before-and-After" width="241" height="313" /> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: </strong>Spring City Electrical is pleased to announce its selection as the supplier of LED luminaires for New York City's Central Park re-lighting project.&nbsp; Spring City will supply the New York City Department of Transportation with 1,588 LED luminaires starting this summer.&nbsp; The City of New York required a stringent evaluation process as well as a performance specification.</p> <p>From August 2009 through January 2011, NYC DOT, Climate Group, a nonprofit focused on studying and promoting cities to adopt clean energy technologies worldwide, and the US DOE conducted studies on the performance of LED luminaires on the FDR Drive and a pedestrian path in Central Park.&nbsp; The tests measured illumination, color, energy consumption and other factors.&nbsp; The Climate Group worked with NYC DOT to collect data on the Spring City LED luminaire against five other LED luminaire manufacturers as well as a baseline metal halide baseline system. &nbsp;The Central Park LED luminaire by Spring City outperformed the four other luminaires and met the City&rsquo;s specifications for lighting.&nbsp; &ldquo;The Central Park LED luminaire has been put through the most rigorous LED testing procedure the industry has ever seen.&nbsp; We feel that our engineering capabilities and customer service tied with our old world craftsmanship allowed us to be successful,&rdquo; said Chris Rosfelder of Spring City Electrical.&nbsp; Over 12 years, the selected Spring City Central Park LED Luminaire could produce as much as $1.6 million in energy savings. &nbsp;&nbsp;Both replacement trials showed promise.&nbsp; For instance, a full scale LED replacement program for Central Park could result in significant cost savings from a return on investment in six years.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In May 2012, the City began installing the Spring City LED luminaires along Central Park&rsquo;s pedestrian paths. As part of this effort, Central Park will be replacing its existing 175 HID, Metal Halide lamps with Spring City&rsquo;s Central Park 67 system-watts LED luminaire.&nbsp; Spring City&rsquo;s luminaire is projected to yield up to 62% in annual energy savings as well as an annual maintenance savings of $29,618 which is based on component cost and lifecycle. &nbsp;In addition, the LED luminaires are estimated to save 314 tons of CO<sup>2</sup> annually by consuming less energy.&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;The Spring City Central Park LED luminaire system will provide NYC a perfect fit.&nbsp; We have a long standing vendor relationship with NYC DOT and we&rsquo;re pleased to continue the relationship with this LED project. The classic historical replication design matched perfectly with the traditional Central Park luminaire design yet will be providing the park with superior energy and maintenance savings,&rdquo; stated Tracie Wolf of Spring City Electrical.</p> <p>These LED luminaires will be placed on existing nine foot tall B-9 cast iron posts mostly manufactured by Spring City Electrical and some of which date back to 1911.&nbsp; Alan Brink of President of Spring City Electrical commented, &ldquo;A LED system that will last well over 75,000 operating hours mounted on 100 year old lamppost is sustainability at its best and not to mention an outstanding lifecycle cost!&rdquo;</p> <p>Take a tour of the installation here.</p> <p><strong>About Spring City: </strong>Spring City&rsquo;s core business consists of cast ornamental lighting standards.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A large design library and advanced data processing bring you full submittal drawings and specifications in minimum time. With Spring City, you can choose from the country's widest range of traditional styles or create your own custom designs.&nbsp; For more information, please visit www.springcity.com</p> <p>For more information about our LED luminaires, contact Tracie Wolf at 610-948-4000 x 131 or via email twolf@springcity.com.&shy;&shy;<br /> <br /></p> <p>###</p>SpringCityWed, 27 Jun 2012 14:42:32 -0500New York City's Central Park Completes LED Lighting Installation to Lower Energy Usage, Reduce Maintenance and Improve Area Lighting http://www.springcity.com/news/New-York-Citys-Central-Park-Completes-LED-Lighting-Installationhttp://www.springcity.com/news/New York City&#039;s Central Park Completes LED Lighting Installation to Lower Energy Usage, Reduce Maintenance and Improve Area Lighting <p>http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20121022-904841.html?mod=wsjcrmain</p>SpringCityFri, 26 Oct 2012 10:50:38 -0500SPRING CITY LAUNCHES THE NEW SYMPHONIC LED SYSTEMhttp://www.springcity.com/news/SPRING-CITY-LAUNCHES-THE-NEW-SYMPHONIC-LED-SYSTEMhttp://www.springcity.com/news/SPRING CITY LAUNCHES THE NEW SYMPHONIC LED SYSTEM<p class="BodyA">SPRING CITY LAUNCHES THE NEW SYMPHONIC LED SYSTEM</p> <p class="BodyA">The new LED System produces superior downward uniformity while achieving over 80 lumens per watt and backed by a 10 year warranty</p> <p class="BodyA">Spring City recently unveiled their newly engineered LED System. Fittingly named the Symphonic LED System, it combines individual engineered advancements into one system that out performs and outlast other systems on the market.</p> <p class="BodyA">The Symphonic utilizes the patented Crossfire Optical System.&nbsp; Crossfire combines the angle and position of the optics along with refraction technology to take advantage of the directional nature of the LEDs.&nbsp; The result are beams of light weaving together to create the appearance of a single light source, which maximizes light output and downward uniformity.</p> <p class="BodyA">The Crossfire optical system is combined with Spring City&rsquo;s patented Coolcast Thermal Management System to enhance light output performance, increase longevity, and drastically reduce maintenance costs.&nbsp; Coolcast controls heat through its horizontal and vertical ribbing which pulls heat away from the Crossfire optics directing outward to dissipate through the cast aluminum hood.&nbsp; This creates stable low temperatures to allow the other components of the fixture to work at their optimal level.&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">The Symphonic LED System orchestrates individual engineering achievements into a system that increases downward uniformity while achieving over 80 lumens per watt and meets RP-8.&nbsp; The unique performance now allows customers the flexibility to evaluate wattage and pole placement which can lower upfront costs and improve the ROI.</p> <p>###</p> <p class="BodyA">If you&rsquo;d like more information about Spring City&rsquo;s new Symphonic LED System, please call Tracie Wolf at 610-569-4224 or email Tracie at twolf@springcity.com. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>SpringCityTue, 07 May 2013 08:15:16 -0500SPRING CITY LAUNCHES THE NEW SYMPHONIC X-SERIES LED SYSTEMhttp://www.springcity.com/news/SPRING-CITY-LAUNCHES-THE-NEW-SYMPHONIC-X-SERIES-LED-SYSTEMhttp://www.springcity.com/news/SPRING CITY LAUNCHES THE NEW SYMPHONIC X-SERIES LED SYSTEM<p class="BodyA" style="text-align: center;">SPRING CITY LAUNCHES THE NEW SYMPHONIC X-SERIES LED SYSTEM</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: center;">The new acorn LED System produces superior uniformity while achieving over 121 lumens per watt and backed by a 10 year warranty.</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Spring City recently unveiled their newly engineered LED System that incorporates the Symphonic LED System inside a traditional acorn globe. The progressive solution unites the individually engineered traditional Symphonic system components into one united structure. &nbsp;Fittingly named the Symphonic X-Series LED System, it surpasses similar systems in performance as well as longevity while achieving the highest lumen output in the industry. &nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The patent pending X-Series, also utilizes the optical system, similar to the successful Crossfire System seen in the Symphonic launched in 2013. The optical system employs the angle and position of the optics along with refraction technology to capitalize on the directional nature of the LEDs. This synthesis produces beams of light that efficiently aim toward the task, maximizing light output and downward uniformity.</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The X-Series combines the optical system with Spring City&rsquo;s patented Coolcast Thermal Management System; resulting in enhanced light output performance, increased longevity, and drastically reduced maintenance costs.&nbsp; Coolcast controls heat through its vertical ribbing; which pulls heat away from the LED optics, and swiftly directs it downward to dissipate the heat away from the light. The disseminated heat creates a constant low temperature allowing the other components of the luminaire to work at their optimal level.&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Symphonic X-Series LED System orchestrates individual engineering achievements into a system that increases consistency while achieving over 121 lumens per watt.&nbsp; The unique performance will allow customers the flexibility to evaluate wattage and pole placement; which can lower upfront costs and improve the ROI.</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA" style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p>If you&rsquo;d like more information about Spring City&rsquo;s new Symphonic LED System, please call Tracie Wolf at 610-569-4224 or email Tracie at twolf@springcity.com&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>SpringCityThu, 19 Jun 2014 08:53:16 -0500SPRING CITY SYMPHONIC X-SERIES HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE 2014 PROGRESS REPORThttp://www.springcity.com/news/SPRING-CITY-SYMPHONIC-X-SERIES-HAS-BEEN-SELECTED-FOR-THE-2014-Phttp://www.springcity.com/news/SPRING CITY SYMPHONIC X-SERIES HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE 2014 PROGRESS REPORT<p class="BodyA">SPRING CITY SYMPHONIC X-SERIES HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE 2014 PROGRESS REPORT</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p>Spring City is proud to announce the Symphonic X-Series Open Top Acorn LED System has recently been selected for the 2014 Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report.</p> <p>The Symphonic X-Series was selected for industry leading open top LED acorn performance in life and optical efficiency as well as efficacy. The new acorn LED System produces superior uniformity while achieving over 121 lumens per watt and backed by a 10 year warranty.</p> <p>The Symphonic X-Series has been acknowledged with a certificate, recognizing the system as a unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.&nbsp; The IES Progress Report will be published from the IES at http://www.ies.org/progress/.</p> <p>More on the Symphonic X-Series:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Spring City recently unveiled their newly engineered LED System that incorporates the Symphonic LED System inside a traditional acorn globe. The progressive solution unites the individually engineered traditional Symphonic system components into one united structure. &nbsp;Fittingly named the Symphonic X-Series LED System, it surpasses similar systems in performance as well as longevity while achieving the highest lumen output in the industry. &nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The patent pending X-Series, also utilizes the optical system, similar to the successful Crossfire System seen in the Symphonic launched in 2013. The optical system employs the angle and position of the optics along with refraction technology to capitalize on the directional nature of the LEDs. This synthesis produces beams of light that efficiently aim toward the task, maximizing light output and downward uniformity.</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The X-Series combines the optical system with Spring City&rsquo;s patented Coolcast Thermal Management System; resulting in enhanced light output performance, increased longevity, and drastically reduced maintenance costs.&nbsp; Coolcast controls heat through its vertical ribbing; which pulls heat away from the LED optics, and swiftly directs it downward to dissipate the heat away from the light. The disseminated heat creates a constant low temperature allowing the other components of the luminaire to work at their optimal level.&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Symphonic X-Series LED System orchestrates individual engineering achievements into a system that increases consistency while achieving over 121 lumens per watt.&nbsp; The unique performance will allow customers the flexibility to evaluate wattage and pole placement; which can lower upfront costs and improve the ROI.</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">###</p> <p class="BodyA">&nbsp;</p> <p class="BodyA">If you&rsquo;d like more information about Spring City&rsquo;s new Symphonic LED System, please call Tracie Wolf at 610-569-4224 or email Tracie at twolf@springcity.com.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>SpringCityTue, 14 Oct 2014 14:24:18 -0500