Colin Electric Motor Service Company, Inc. (CEMSCO) emerged from the Springfield Traction Company, a Missouri based rebuilder of trolley car motors. The Company, originally founded as Sterling Electric, by John W. Bartlett, moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1912. Mr. Bartlett was issued the second Masters Electrician License in the state of Nebraska. During these early years, the area of electrical wiring was the Company’s specialty, but as motors and controls became more prevalent, the Company began emphasizing this end of the business.
Shortly after World War II, the Company began marketing its motor/control expertise under the name of Colin Electric Motor Service Company and completely phased out the wiring service by 1980. Under the leadership of Robert E. Colin, Sr., (Bartlett’s nephew), CEMSCO became a company known regionally for its expertise in sales, service, and the remanufacture of electric motors and controls. Today, Ronald L. Colin (Sr’s son), Chairman & CEO, charts the Company on an international basis with new technology in predictive maintenance and computerized motor controls.
CEMSCO’s strength and continual growth is attributed to its customer service oriented philosophy, which combines the talents of its employees and management team to conform to its customers needs in a moments notice. CEMSCO defines the notion of a full-service provider, in a crisis driven industry. Through continuing education and personal concern for customer satisfaction, the entire CEMSCO team strives to provide the greatest quality and cost effective means to achieve the customers goals.
With over 90 years of experience assuring your needs will be met, we look forward to working along side you in any area of sales, service, remanufacture of electric motors of any size, predictive maintenance, electronic balancing, motor controls and soft start/variable frequency drives.