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  • Member Spotlight - HCS Group

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    HCS Group has been providing electrical engineering and other energy-related services to the River Region and beyond for 10 years. This year, the company will be broadening its reach in Africa and helping people in its rural areas receive electrical power.

    WHEN WAS HCS GROUP FOUNDED? 2008

    NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 8

    WHAT ARE HCS GROUP’S PRIMARY SERVICES?
    Electrical engineering, energy-related services such as micro-grid and renewable energy system design, technical energy audits and power system studies.

    WHO ARE YOUR PRIMARY CLIENTS?
    U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, USAF and Army Medical Command and the Veterans Administration.

    HOW HAS THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ENERGY BUSINESS CHANGED IN THE LAST DECADE, AND HOW IS YOUR COMPANY KEEPING UP?
    Technology and energy codes have changed dramatically over the past 10 years, not only in the products we engineer and design around, but the way we perform our designs and deliverables. Our engineering tools must operate on the most up-to-date platforms to model, evaluate and consider all options related to energy delivery and consumption. We have invested in and utilize among the best software programs available to assist in engineering energy efficient, resilient and reliable energy delivery systems.

    WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY’S BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY?
    We are a small business on a large mission worldwide. Our business model has not changed from its original conception: to strive and provide added value to a project as a small business. We say that, “Leadership is our team’s greatest asset; integrity is our team’s greatest responsibility; and service is our team’s greatest privilege.”

    WHAT SETS YOUR COMPANY APART?
    In addition to our electrical/ energy engineering assets, HCS Group has a technical services division led by a certified Master Electrician to perform hands-on power quality analysis, Level 3 IR Scans, forensic level studies and electrical network system models and analysis. 

    WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR HCS GROUP?
    In 2018, HCS Group is getting more involved with Power Africa through several opportunities. One is an effort to make power available to the more than 85 percent of those living in rural areas that lack access. Having already worked in the program for over a year, HCS is expanding its project base to cover more countries in 2018. We will be engineering and designing power plants, transmission, distribution, substations, micro-grids, renewable energy generation and more.

    HOW DOES THIS GLOBAL PRESENCE AFFECT THE COMPANY HERE AT HOME?
    We still perform engineering support and technical services for local agencies and architects in our local area. And although the majority of our work is not in Montgomery, we are still all about supporting our local community. HCS Group has been a sponsor for numerous community related activities and programs such as the Montgomery Biscuits Military Appreciation Night, Brantwood Children’s Home, Family Sunshine Center, the Montgomery Half Marathon and numerous local 5k runs and charity events.

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