PR Newswire | July 14, 2023
Saber Power Services, LLC, today announced the acquisition of Bath Group Inc., a prominent engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Founded in 1957, the Bath Group has established itself as a trusted partner for clients requiring electrical, mechanical, instrumentation/control, and commissioning engineering services. By joining forces with Bath, Saber immediately expands its Texas Coastal Bend presence while adding engineering coverage to markets not presently served such as El Paso, Tulsa, and Albuquerque.
"We are thrilled to welcome the Bath Group to the Saber Power family," says Saber's CEO Brian Bratton. "As an engineering-led firm, Saber can now offer a more robust suite of solutions that will benefit our clients and lead to significant pull-through work for our Maintenance Services and Field Services divisions."
This strategic acquisition marks a significant milestone in Saber Power Services' growth and diversification strategies and solidifies its position as a market leader while doubling its engineering capacity. The acquisition simultaneously provides an end-to-end solution for Bath clients previously tasked with seeking multiple organizations to complete their design, installation, testing, and maintenance projects.
About Saber Power Services LLC
Saber Power Services LLC is a fully integrated electrical power system services firm offering end-to-end solutions for substations and medium-and high-voltage infrastructure across utility, renewables/battery storage, industrial, and other markets. Saber offers deep subject matter expertise utilizing an engineering-led and customer-centric approach to designing, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical infrastructure. The Houston-based company services customers in the Gulf Coast region, North America, and abroad from its Texas offices in Houston, San Antonio, Orange, Corpus Christi, Midland, Austin, and Dallas-Fort Worth, and Baton Rouge, LA.
PRNewswire | August 16, 2023
Supernal LLC (the Company), Hyundai Motor Group's (HMG) Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, announced today the opening of its policy and commercial hub in Washington, D.C. This is one of three permanent facilities Supernal is opening this year, which include its engineering headquarters in Irvine, Calif. and a R&D facility in Fremont, Calif., close to Silicon Valley.
Supernal's 28,000-square-foot office is located at 16th and L Streets N.W. and will include a 5,000-square-foot innovation center upon completion of construction later this year. The Company employs more than 60 people in the market across policy, strategic planning, legal, commercial, product, finance and HR disciplines. Supernal plans to hire an additional 20 employees in Washington, D.C. this year, bringing the Company's total headcount to more than 500.
"The decision to open a three-story office in downtown Washington, D.C. reflects Supernal's earnest commitment to serving as an industry resource to regulators and policymakers as they shape AAM," said Jaiwon Shin, president of Hyundai Motor Group and CEO of Supernal. "We are also pleased to draw on the region's growing tech and commercial talent pool."
Established in 2020 as the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, Supernal is developing an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and the integrated ground-to-air ecosystem to support the emerging AAM industry. As part of HMG, Supernal is working to integrate the automotive giant's manufacturing technologies, supply chain capabilities and automation into AAM to make electric air travel an everyday transportation option in the coming decades.
"Government and industry's collaboration is a main reason why commercial aviation has become the safest form of transportation and routine in daily life for many – and we want nothing less for AAM," said Shin. "Supernal is working with agencies and policymakers to facilitate a cycle of proactive planning and policymaking that will maximize AAM's benefit to communities when integrated locally."
Washington, D.C. Facility Design
Supernal spent more than a year building out the three-story office space with the mantra of "design facilities that inspire and exceed the comfort of employees' homes." The interior design pays homage to the Company's aerospace identity with metal work throughout that mirrors aircraft parts and shapes, conference rooms named after renowned aviators and even flight path markings on the floors to guide employees throughout the space. Relatedly, the design draws from the swarm dynamics of birds to create seamless traffic flows among spaces – promoting fluidity and movement – and the on-site arboretum provides a serene environment that fosters a sense of tranquility and connection to nature.
Supernal also designed the space with employee well-being and collaboration in mind. Meticulously planned amenity spaces offer opportunities for employees to cultivate balance amid work schedules with wellness features that promote relaxation, stress-reduction, creativity and mental clarity. To foster community and collaboration, Supernal chose flexible furniture and round, soft architectural elements to create adaptable spaces that meet the diverse needs of employees. In addition to these spaces, the office boasts ergonomically designed workstations and an eco-café that serves as a vibrant hub for socializing and collaboration.
Photos of Supernal's office space are located here. More information on Supernal job opportunities in Washington, D.C., is shared here.
Supernal is a U.S.-based mobility service provider on a mission to redefine how people move, connect, and live. We are developing an Advanced Air Mobility eVTOL vehicle and working to responsibly co-create the supporting ecosystem and integrate it into existing transit options. As part of Hyundai Motor Group, we are both a new business and an established company, with plans to harness our automotive manufacturing heritage to make Advanced Air Mobility accessible to the masses.
PR Newswire | August 18, 2023
Kojo, the construction industry's leading materials and inventory management platform, today announced the launch of Kojo Tool Tracking to help customers keep track of their tool and equipment inventory across their jobs.
Trade contractors have tool inventory that is checked out by the field, managed by the warehouse, and ordered by purchasing. According to the National Equipment Register (NER), equipment theft is estimated to cost the construction industry between $300 million to $1 billion per year. With the addition of Tool Tracking, Kojo now provides field, warehouse, and purchasing teams clear visibility into a tool's condition, location, and current assignee. It is a simple and intuitive way for trade contractors to manage and protect one of the company's most valuable assets.
"A solution to help trade contractors keep track of their broad inventory of tools is by far our most requested feature," said Maria Davidson, CEO and founder of Kojo. "Managing valuable quantities of tools and equipment for large teams is painful and rife with inefficiency, leading to higher costs and frequent project delays. Not having a digital chain of ownership can lead to theft and breakage. With the addition of Tool Tracking, we're solving this major pain point for our customers."
Key features of the new solution include:
A dashboard for the warehouse to manage tools
Check-in and check-out functionality
The ability to add and view tool details, including pictures
Managing the tool lifecycle with service, damaged, lost, and stolen statuses
Clear visibility of where a tool is and the current job/assignee
History of tool's lifecycle and usage
Easy field requesting of tools
"Tracking tools is a constant struggle. Having the ability to use the Kojo app to sign tools in and out will be extremely beneficial to our business," said Steve Flores, general manager at Lumix Electric. "We are excited to use Kojo's tool tracking solution."
Kojo continues to innovate and add new features to help make trade contractors' lives easier. In March Kojo added Automated Invoice Matching to help streamline accounting processes. Kojo also announced its official entrance into the Mechanical market in June.
Kojo has now powered more than 10,000 construction projects across 47 states, saving customers 75% of the manual entry they previously had to do and reducing materials waste on job sites by up to 90%.
Kojo is the construction industry's leading materials and inventory management platform. Kojo enables trade and self-perform general contractors to streamline every step in the procurement and inventory management process from takeoff to closeout. By connecting field, office, warehouse, accounting, and vendors teams on one software platform, Kojo gives contractors visibility into real-time materials spending and usage, helps them source the best prices and availability across vendors, reduces material waste, and increases labor productivity. To learn more, visit www.usekojo.com.