A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:
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Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.
Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.
Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.
Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.
Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.
The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.
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CHESTERFIELD — Law enforcement officers arrested almost 40 people and seized more than 100 chickens after breaking up a cockfighting ring in Chesterfield County.It’s the second cockfighting bust in the past month in the Pee Dee, part of what local law enforcement says is a concerning trend.“I’m seeing an increase in those types of activities here in Marlboro County,” said Antonio Alford, an investigator with the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office who led an investigation that resulted in the Ap...
CHESTERFIELD — Law enforcement officers arrested almost 40 people and seized more than 100 chickens after breaking up a cockfighting ring in Chesterfield County.
It’s the second cockfighting bust in the past month in the Pee Dee, part of what local law enforcement says is a concerning trend.
“I’m seeing an increase in those types of activities here in Marlboro County,” said Antonio Alford, an investigator with the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office who led an investigation that resulted in the April arrests of six people for cockfighting. “So, we just have to push them back out.”
Marlboro County’s investigation was prompted by a number of complaints regarding cockfighting near Wallace, according to the incident report.
On April 16, investigators executed a search warrant and arrested four people for animal fighting, a felony. At the scene, sheriff’s deputies found 13 dead roosters and 20 live roosters. Later, two more suspects turned themselves in.
Alford called the arrests “very substantial” for the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office but said he believed cockfighting would continue in the area.
A tip also prompted the May 14 bust in neighboring Chesterfield County, according to the incident report. Deputies executed a search warrant at a property near Middendorf. When they arrived, a large group of people attempted to escape by running into the nearby woods.
The Sheriff’s Office ultimately arrested 38 people, charging them with a range of crimes, including animal fighting, Capt. Wayne Jordan said.
Many of those arrested are from other states, including North Carolina, West Virginia and Ohio. Deputies also seized cockfighting and drug paraphernalia and 112 chickens.
Jordan said he believes the cockfighting bust was an isolated incident and not indicative of a larger trend, though.
“It’s rare for that to happen in Chesterfield County,” he said.
But cockfighting has a history in South Carolina.
In March 2022, 32 people were arrested for cockfighting in Dorchester County, some of whom faced federal charges. Dorchester County Sheriff’s Deputies seized 125 chickens in all.
In 2015, Marlboro County saw a similar bust, when 27 people were arrested and 122 birds were seized.
Weeks before the most recent cockfighting busts, Marlboro County Sheriff Larry McNeil pledged to step up enforcement of animal crimes, saying some were going under the radar because of a lack of resources.
“I think we have a responsibility to do what we can to help. Does it always work out that way? No. Obviously, in the county that we live in, we need more support when it comes to animals,” McNeil said in an interview with a Myrtle Beach TV station at the time.
Wayne Pacelle, president of the national advocacy organization Animal Wellness Action, said cockfighting remains a persistent problem in the United States, despite being widely condemned.
“It’s intuitively problematic for people, staging fights between animals and watching them mutilate each other, and in the case of cockfighting, stab and slash each other. … It just violates every norm of proper treatment of animals,” he said.
Some maintain that it’s a cultural phenomenon or that gamecocks have evolved to be fighters, rationales Pacelle rejected. He said public sentiment has pushed lawmakers to strengthen state and federal laws against cockfighting across the country, and the tide is moving against the practice.
South Carolina, however, as well as the rest of the South, has lagged behind other states’ actions, Pacelle said, and cockfighting remains more popular in the area than in other parts of the country.
“This is not a new issue for South Carolina,” Pacelle said, noting that the University of South Carolina’s mascot is the gamecock. “... There’s a little bit of history there.”
There are more reasons than animal cruelty for officials to aggressively pursue cockfighting.
Pacelle and Alford said cockfighting is closely associated with other crimes, such as gambling and possession or distribution of narcotics.
In the Chesterfield and Marlboro county busts, some of those arrested have been charged with possession of drugs and illegal gambling.
Pacelle also said cockfighting can increase the spread of infectious diseases, such as avian influenza, a highly infectious disease that has swept across the United States in the past year, killing millions of birds.
As for the chickens seized in Marlboro and Chesterfield counties, they’ve been transported to shelters where they can be taken care of for the foreseeable future.
Elizabeth Eslick, manager at the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter, said most of the chickens are aggressive but healthy. The shelter has provided the 112 birds with food and water and is keeping them in separate crates in the field behind the facility. For the most part, they’re no problem at all.
“We have about a hundred-and-something crates of chickens just chilling in the backyard,” she said.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Stanley Black & Decker announced major changes on Monday to its manufacturing and distribution network, impacting more than 180 employees in South Carolina.BE THE FIRST TO KNOW: Sign up here for QC News Alerts and get breaking news sent straight to your inboxThe company said it will transfer its Cheraw, South Carolina operations to its facilities in Jackson and Gallatin...
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Stanley Black & Decker announced major changes on Monday to its manufacturing and distribution network, impacting more than 180 employees in South Carolina.
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The company said it will transfer its Cheraw, South Carolina operations to its facilities in Jackson and Gallatin, Tennessee, and will discontinue operations in Fort Worth, Texas.
“These actions will impact 175 employees at the Texas facility and 182 employees in South Carolina while adding 80 jobs in Tennessee,” Stanley Black & Decker said in a written statement.
The changes were announced on Monday following Stanley Black & Decker’s new business transformation strategy reportedly launched in 2022.
“The company is focused on providing a smooth transition to impacted employees including options for employment at other Stanley Black & Decker facilities, as well as job placement support services,” Stanley Black & Decker said in a written statement.
Below is the letter that Cheraw, South Carolina employees received from Stanley Black & Decker on Monday, March 30, 2023:
As you may be aware, Stanley Black & Decker has decided to close its Cheraw Manufacturing facility. The company made this decision in an attempt to strategically consolidate our worldwide operations into fewer facilities. As a result, we anticipate permanently closing our facility at 100 Stanley Road, Cheraw, SC, 29520.
The timeline with regaerds to the salaried & non-union hourly workforce will be taking place no sooner than May 19, 2023. It is anticipated that the closure will take place in several phases and approximately 179 workers will be affected by this action.
At the end of this process, all positions and jobs at the facility will be permanently eliminated, although it is possible that some employees will be offered transfers to another area. There are no “bumping” rights for salaried and non-union hourly workers at this facility.
This notice is being given to you on 03/20/2023, pursuant to the Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act of 1988.Steve Maddocks, VP, Manufacturing Operations
Richard Yow, who is a member of the SC House of Representatives from the 53rd District (R), shared his thoughts on Monday’s announcement on social media:
I just got off the phone with Greg Polk with Stanley Black & Decker – Office of Government Relations.
In February I contacted corporate for Stanley Tools. You can see the response below. Stanley told my office on Feb 20 about the rumors that Stanley was closing. As was printed in the paper Stanley responded that it was just rumors.
Today I asked Stanley Government Relations why they did not reach out to South Carolina and I received no answer. I further asked could we discuss further could we put together an incentive package and start over. I could not get an answer.State Rep. Richie Yow (R) 53rd District
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — State and local agencies are working together to figure out what to do with more than 100 chickens rescued in Chesterfield County.After deputies busted a major cockfighting ring on Mother’s Day, Channel 9′s Tina Terry went behind the scenes to see how the bust is impacting local resources.The chickens were settling into their new home Tuesday behind Chesterfield County’s animal shelter. A staff of just two people told Terry they’re working for hours every day to feed the...
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — State and local agencies are working together to figure out what to do with more than 100 chickens rescued in Chesterfield County.
After deputies busted a major cockfighting ring on Mother’s Day, Channel 9′s Tina Terry went behind the scenes to see how the bust is impacting local resources.
The chickens were settling into their new home Tuesday behind Chesterfield County’s animal shelter. A staff of just two people told Terry they’re working for hours every day to feed the birds and, perhaps most importantly, to keep them away from each other.
PREVIOUS: 43 arrested in Chesterfield County cockfighting bust, deputies say
“They’re bred and raised to fight, and they’re not pretty because they put sharp razors on the chickens,” Chesterfield County Sheriff Cambo Streater said.
Streater said the cruel sport is big business. This weekend’s cockfighting event drew participants from the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia. Attendees were charged for entry and paid up to $1,000 to fight.
38 people were charged with cockfighting. Officers seized more than $13,000 and rescued about 112 chickens.
“Generators are for the trailers. Trailers had air conditioners, climate control,” Streater said.
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Streater showed Terry some of the other items seized.
“We have some drugs, vitamins, and steroids that were for the chickens to make them stronger,” he said.
The chickens escaped brutal deaths, and Streater is warning others not to bring the abuse to his county.
“It’s illegal,” he said. “It’s illegal for a reason because it is cruelty to animals.”
South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services is working with local officials to find a place to send the chickens. For now, they’ll remain at the animal shelter.
(PREVIOUS: 43 arrested in Chesterfield County cockfighting bust, deputies say)
30-year-old Emanuel Bedford, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend escaped from jail Saturday night.More VideosCHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend is back in custody after escaping from jail, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, CCSO shared an ...
30-year-old Emanuel Bedford, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend escaped from jail Saturday night.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend is back in custody after escaping from jail, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office.
Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, CCSO shared an update on their Facebook page that Bedford was back in custody.
Late Saturday night, deputies said 30-year-old Emanuel Bedford was able to get out but did not specify exactly how he made his escape, or where he was re-apprehended.
Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office
UPDATE - June 11, 2023 @ 1:23am IN CUSTODY
Approximately one hour ago, Inmate Emanuel Bedford escaped from the Chesterfield County Detention Center. He is considered to be dangerous.
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Bedford is facing charges tied to the disappearance and alleged killing of his ex-girlfriend Deidre Reed of Pageland, South Carolina. She was last seen alive in September 2021. Bedford, who is also the father of her son, was charged a month later with grand larceny and obstructing justice.
In March 2022, Bedford was indicted and charged with Reed's death and kidnapping. Her SUV was found submerged 11 miles away from Bedford's home in Burke County, Georgia, just south of the city of Augusta. A DNA test would confirm blood found in the car belonged to Reed.
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Some big changes could be in store for many local water suppliers in South Carolina if the Environmental Protection Agency’s new limits on forever chemicals take effect.The EPA wants limits of 4 parts per trillion for two PFAS chemicals. According to the Associated Press, PFAS, or per- and polyfluorinated substances, are a group of compounds that are widespread, dangerous ...
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Some big changes could be in store for many local water suppliers in South Carolina if the Environmental Protection Agency’s new limits on forever chemicals take effect.
The EPA wants limits of 4 parts per trillion for two PFAS chemicals. According to the Associated Press, PFAS, or per- and polyfluorinated substances, are a group of compounds that are widespread, dangerous and expensive to remove from water.
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Channel 9′s Tina Terry learned that the new limits could end up costing those local companies, and some of that cost could be passed to you.
The chemicals are often used in a variety of industries, and they’ve long been considered a risk to humans and animals.
“They last for a very long time, and they can build up in the environment and in people’s bodies,” said Brandon Jones, the Catawba Riverkeeper. “That’s what makes them dangerous, and some of them are known carcinogens.”
Neighbors like Linda Davenport say the new proposed regulations to protect tap water are welcome.
“Tap water is used for everything in our house, and I want it to be safe and healthy,” Davenport said.
But the limits aren’t in effect currently, and testing by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in 2020 showed that 24 surface water plants are already over 4 parts per trillion. Two of those plants are in our area.
A plant in Camden, in Kershaw County, had 7.4 parts per trillion for PFAS -- that plant serves more than 16,000 people. Another plant in Cheraw in Chesterfield County that provides water to more than 8,000 people had 7.2 parts per trillion. Charlotte’s water supply was under 4 parts per trillion, according to recent data.
“There hasn’t been a lot of statutes in place to regulate these chemicals in our water,” Jones said.
Jones added that if the proposal goes into effect, all drinking water suppliers will have to monitor for these chemicals and will have to be prepared to remove them.
“I would expect anyone using surface water to have some of these chemicals in their water,” Jones said. “They will have to have the capacity to treat for that and that is certainly going to increase costs.”
The EPA’s proposal won’t be finalized until the end of the year, and it could change by that time.
You can see the full list of surface water supplies in South Carolina and their PFAS content at this link.
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