Universal Electric Corporation (UEC) has been presented with the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Award in the category of Advanced Manufacturing Company of the Year. UEC was nominated alongside several other southwestern Pennsylvania technology companies, all of which were evaluated based on their growth and the impact of their products or services.

“We are honored that our hard work and commitment to both our products and customers has been deemed worthy of receiving this award from the Pittsburgh Technology Council,” said Joel Ross, CEO of Universal Electric Corporation. “Although UEC has grown significantly and expanded internationally over the years, we have always been a local, family-owned business. We are extremely proud to receive this recognition in our hometown.”

Earlier in 2014, UEC introduced the STARLINE Critical Power Monitor (CPM) to meet the growing need to capture, track and display energy usage information. The STARLINE CPM works in conjunction with the STARLINE Track Busway System, and is uniquely designed to provide functionality required for busway applications for both end feed and branch circuit applications. With the success of its various product lines, including the new CPM, UEC added 68 jobs over the past two years, and company-wide sales more than doubled over the past five years.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards are meant to honor southwestern Pennsylvania’s most leading-edge technology companies. UEC would like to extend its congratulations to all companies nominated and acknowledged.