October 15, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 149 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
SCHWEITZER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 149
(Extensions of Remarks - October 15, 2009)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E2541] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SCHWEITZER ENGINEERING LABORATORIES CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY ______ HON. CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS of washington in the house of representatives Thursday, October 15, 2009 Mrs. McMORRIS RODGERS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and its founder, Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III, on the 25th anniversary of the lab's first sale from its headquarters in Pullman, Washington. From its first delivery to the Otter Tail Power Company in Fergus Falls, MN in 1984, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has grown to provide a variety of power management systems and automated networking devices that are capable of withstanding extreme electrical and weather conditions. Ed Schweitzer is a pioneer in the field of power protection, having invented the first all-digital protective relay. This device reduces the cost and complexity of power protection. This digital technology can respond in milliseconds to systems faults and keep millions of customers safely supplied with power. The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Eastern Washington. Today, SEL continues to develop the next generation of energy-efficient technologies and to promote smart use of our nation's natural resources. The company is proud to be 100 percent employee- owned and to serve 126 countries, employing more than 2,000 people here at home and around the world. Madam Speaker, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Ed Schweitzer represent the creative and bold nature of our country's innovators and the trailblazing spirit of the Inland Northwest in particular. I ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating Schweitzer Engineering on twenty-five successful years in business and in wishing them many more successful, productive years to come. ____________________