KT Industries Achieves NETA Accredited Company Status

NETA World Staff NETA News, Spring 2021 NETA News

KT Industries Inc. (KTI) is proud to announce its acceptance into the NETA Accredited Company family. As a small, family-owned business, we have taken pride in our expertise, commitment, and personal attention to our customers for many years.

Founded in 1947 under its original name, WARCO Controls, KTI provided critical services and manufacturing to Westinghouse Engineering Services. After incorporating in 1983, KTI expanded its portfolio of capabilities by introducing a wide range of around-the-clock electrical field testing and troubleshooting services.

Our technicians offer 100-plus years of combined electrical experience in a wide range of services that include acceptance and commissioning testing, preventive maintenance and inspection, thermographic surveys, troubleshooting and field services from low to high voltage.

Our experienced staff also works to help customers avoid failure through short-circuit and coordination studies as well as arc-flash, load-flow, and power-quality analysis.

Conveniently located in the heart of Los Angeles, KTI has served customers all over the United States and abroad for over 70 years. Whether it’s a ground fault testing for a new local school or the commissioning of the first carbonate reservoir in the Wafra Field of Kuwait, no project is too big or too small.

“We look forward to continuing our long-standing dedication to the industry as a NETA Accredited Company,” says Susana Vaca-Pardo. “I am proud of the hard work put forth by our employees during the process of becoming fully accredited by NETA. We anticipate our accreditation will provide us with many new opportunities to expand our client base and service offerings. Successfully achieving this demanding certification provides our employees with a strong, industry-relevant training curriculum to augment our existing employee development program. My father, Frank Vaca, worked long hours for many years to help make KTI what it is today, and it is especially gratifying to him to see the company continue to grow with his children at the helm.”

“We see KTI as a staple of Los Angeles and a true testament to the American dream.” says owner Frank Vaca. “I came here as a young boy eager to learn and was given an opportunity by then owner, Kolbjorn Trydal, (the KT in KT Industries). I was able to continue his legacy in the 1990s and like to think Kolbjorn is still with us in spirit, guiding and protecting us. But above all, I think he’s proud.”

“We’ve been here since before the Dodgers moved here from Brooklyn,” says Project Manager, Eric Vaca. “We were here before Walt decided to build an amusement park down in Anaheim, and I’m happy to say that we’ve helped both venues keep their power on. It’s more than a job. It’s a passion. There’s a lot to say about figuring out what makes something tick and giving it life. It may not be for everybody, but I get excited to know I had a small hand in getting a satellite into orbit or saving a sold-out show from cancelling. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.”

“NETA extends a warm welcome to KT Industries,” says Scott Blizard, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Electrical Testing Co., Inc. and current NETA President. “We applaud the important role all our NETA Accredited Companies have in advancing the electrical power systems industry and its safety. Achieving NETA accreditation is something KTI can be proud of, and this recognition is indicative of their accomplishments as an organization.”

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