This Company History is dedicated to the loving memory of those who first founded Electric Equipment & Engineering; to those who have worked here and are no longer with us; and finally to those who now labor at this 100 year old endeavor.
Anthony (Jim) Morroni immigrates to the United States at the age of 11.
Self-taught, with an 8th grade education, Jim founds a motor repair shop company.
Operating under the name of Electric Equipment & Engineering (EEE) becomes a distributor for US Motors.
EEE begins its' 80+ year history of supplying back-up power products to the telephone industry.
EEE automates with its first CNC machine.
A few years later EEE develops their first
EEE expands the complexity of paralleling equipment in the data center environment
EEE's ability to integrate multiple products into a single panel finds its way into the cellular telephone network
EEE's expands its line of Portable Generator Connection Boxes
EEE develops smart switch board lineups
EEE develops products for POD, Edge Computing and Green markets
The video below shows how the success of the company is rooted in the fact that first and foremost we are an engineering centric entity focused on our customers. In this regard, we thank past and present customers who have made it possible for us to achieve this 100 year milestone.
Anthony (Jim) Morroni was a Southern Italian Immigrant who with his father found himself saying goodbye to his mother in 1907 at the age of 11 *. With nothing more than a basic grade school education and no child labor laws, family history indicates that from age 11 to age 20, Jim worked as a barber; a laborer; at a paving company and around mines. He worked tirelessly in conjunction with his naturalized father to learn the language as they setup a home in Denver.
In 1911, Jim’s mother and sister arrive in Denver where they lived for several years. Eventually, his mother desires to move to California in search of a climate similar to Pedaci, Italy. The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad provided a means for the family to work their way across the United States to achieve this goal. The coal mines located in Castle Gate, Utah** provided many Italians and other immigrants, little more than a means to make a living on their journey. It is in Castle Gate that Jim discovers his love of electricity and begins to call himself an electrician. His sister describes how while in Utah, he took ‘electrical correspondence courses’ and learned motor theory. With the help of the coal miners, Jim builds a small generator set that he powers with his bicycle. The light produced by this ‘young electrician’ and his generator set greatly impresses the town miners.
In 1920, at the age of 23, Jim leaves Utah and travels to Pittsburgh to find work in the electrical industry. Eventually, the Westinghouse Corporation hires Jim to repair and rework electric motors, where he becomes quite proficient in his motor rewind techniques. While at Westinghouse and later General Electric, he is exposed to a wide range of industrial products such as switchgear and generators.
This exposure and work experience provides an in depth education in a short period of time. He is eventually offered a job to work for GE in California.
Jim would never reach California due to his mother’s death in Utah. He recalled his childhood days when his Utah bound train makes a stop in Denver. It is in Denver where Jim is first able to use his newly refined electrical talents ‘out west’ when a local motor repair shop hires him.
It was clear from the start that Denver did indeed ‘Welcome’ Jim as he exited the train at Union Station located at 17th & Wynkoop. In just a few years his own first ‘shop’ would be located down the street from this Union Station Welcome sign.