Ward Leonard Acquires Houma Armature Works

Combination Creates Single Source Industrial Motor, Generator, Control and MRO Solutions Company

THOMASTON, CT, April 23, 2015 ̢— Ward Leonard CT LLC, a global industrial technology company that develops highly engineered, integrated motor and control solutions, announced today that it has acquired Houma Armature Works, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company specializing in motor and generator systems.

Houma Armature Works’ comprehensive technical capabilities, 24/7 field service, test facilities and deep experience with marine solutions will broaden Ward Leonard’s best-in-class offerings in the Energy, Heavy Industry and government markets.

Combined, the companies will have over 250 employees and offer customers:

  • Purpose-built Motor Solutions
    High power density and standard performance 400 HP-6000 HP motors, engineered to withstand extreme environments and deliver best-in-class productivity, quality, reliability and durability
  • Motor & Generator Service Solutions
    24/7/365 field service and repair availability for AC/DC motors and 20kw-20 megawatt generators, including troubleshooting and comprehensive testing, remanufacturing, rewinding, bearing change, alignment, vibration analysis and damage assessment capabilities
  • Local Focus, Global Presence
    On-the-ground teams dedicated to providing customers with high quality, on-time solutions at the lowest total cost, and the expertise to handle their programs in worldwide locations
  • Single Point of Contact
    From consultation, planning and product development, to sales, service and implementation of on-going and preventative maintenance programs, with only “one hand to shake, one team to work with”

“Achieving greater efficiencies and productivity is the goal of all our customers and the infrastructure industries we serve,” said Mike Clute, President of Ward Leonard. “By providing comprehensive, single source lifecycle motor, generator and service solutions, we will now be able to focus our resources on building cohesive programs that drive down their overall costs, and increase uptime. The combined strength of our people, technology, and solutions approach to overcoming complex challenges will enable us to set new benchmarks for performance.”

Chris Spafford, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Ward Leonard, said, “Integrating Houma into our business and market strategy will come naturally, as we have partnered with them for the past three years. This acquisition will effectively combine two extremely complimentary companies that are recognized for their technological expertise, and relentless focus on customer satisfaction.”

Industry experience and customer coverage include upstream / midstream / downstream Oil & Gas, Chemical Processing, Marine, Material Handling, Pulp & Paper, Mining & Government.


About Ward Leonard

Ward Leonard is a diversified industrial technology company that provides comprehensive electric motor, generator, control and service solutions to the world’s most demanding Heavy Industry, Oil & Gas and Military customers. We are recognized for our advanced technological capabilities, relentless focus on customer satisfaction, unmatched 24/7 maintenance and repair services, and our unique ability to overcome complex application challenges in the industry’s most demanding environments. We encourage you to learn more about our products and services, and to speak with a Ward Leonard engineer today.