Acquisition of the KORTICK manufacturing company

In line with our expansion and international growth strategies and expanding our presence in the United States of America, The SICAME Group announces the acquisition of The Kortick Manufacturing Company located in Pittsburg, California effective June 1, 2020.

Founded in 1898 and previously owned by the Frase Family, Kortick produces and supplies electrical products and equipment for use in overhead and underground electrical networks, supplying contractors, distributors, and electric utilities on the west coast including, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and the Sacramento Utility District.

Among Kortick’s many product lines is the eco-friendly AmorGalv®, Thermal Diffusion Galvanization (TDG) process, which has helped position the company as a major supplier of hardware in support of the hardening of the electrical infrastructure in California and other states.
Kortick employs 75 people at its Pittsburg facility.

With the acquisition of Kortick, SICAME expands its footprint in the United States and continues its international development and diversification plan, supported by a strong innovative company recognized as a major supplier to the electrical markets on the west coast.

By joining a world leader in the field of electrical transmission and distribution networks, Kortick will continue to grow, innovate, and expand its markets.

Founded in 1898, Kortick Manufacturing Company is a manufacturer and distributor of overhead line and underground equipment with a history and heritage serving the largest customers in the United States.
With over 100 years of experience in galvanized hardware, Kortick has extensive expertise in working with hundreds of customers worldwide and providing high quality product


Utilities Turn to More Reliable & Less Expensive Anchoring System in Difficult Terrain Starpole

An article in "Utility Products Magazine," highlights the Sicame Star Pole Anchoring System. The Star Pole Anchor System is designed for setting wooden or composite transmission poles on rock, concrete or any hard surface. 

The article highlights how the Star Pole Anchor System solves many of the problems facing today's utilities:

"For years, crews had to use air compressors, jack hammers and rock drills along with dynamite to get a clean hole to set a pole.  This method is not only time consuming and expensive, but regulations have made this more difficult. More and more utilities in North America recognize the problem and have turned to a better solution called the Star Pole Anchor. This would include utilities like PGE, SCE, Seattle City Light, as well as Southern Company, Saskpower and Hydro Quebec."

“'Rather than spending time and money in blasting and rock drilling, our solution requires drilling four holes and tightening,' said Matt Jolani, North American Engineer for Sicame.  'It’s clearly a safe and reliable solution that allows utilities to save money and harden their system at the same time. Our Star Pole allows utilities to easily secure any utility pole within minutes to resist any load while keeping cost down and production up.'” 

To see the Star Pole Anchor System in action and learn more click to our Star Pole Anchor System page or contact your Account or Regional Manager. 


Covid-19 Update

Since the beginning of the health crisis surrounding Covid-19, ASK Power – Sicame Corp. has instituted new procedures to ensure the safety and health of our employees, while continuing to support our Customers during this difficult time. We are following the recommendations of the CDC as well as State and local governments in order to limit the spread of the virus.

Considering that the products we produce are essential for the operation of the electrical utility infrastructure of the country and certain government operations, we remain open for business and our factories continue to produce products. We are actively partnering with all of our subsidiaries in a Global effort to deal with this exceptional health crisis. We conduct daily risk reviews and assessments and are taking measures to minimize the impact on our production and supply chain systems. 

Should you have any questions, please contact your Account or Regional Manager. You are also welcome to contact Jill Hess our Customer Service Manager at / 630-896-4056 or me.

Thank you for your support. You can count on the commitment and professionalism of all our teams as we work through this unprecedented situation.


Todd Beauchamp
Director of Sales & Marketing
ASK Power - (c) 847-609-3590

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