6 August 2014
Contact: David Wightman
(518) 326-4142


Watervliet, NY – Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST), a leading power-conditioning products design and manufacturing company, will ship its 1,000th unit to a major American rail transport company later this month. This marks a major milestone in the Latham-based company’s 23-year history.

Congressman Paul Tonko, U.S. representative for New York’s 20th congressional district, will attend an August 18 event at UST’s Watervliet office to commemorate this event. Tonko congratulated UST on reaching this milestone, and added, “I look forward to many more years of success and contributions to the Capital Region economy. Small businesses like this are the lifeblood of our region, providing good-paying jobs, and a great source of pride for our communities.”

UST Power Conditioning ProductsFounded in 1991 by former General Electric engineer and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor, Dr. Robert Degeneff, UST began as a two-person start-up in a basement office in Niskayuna, New York. Today UST employs 18 engineers and other professionals. It is a local manufacturer with global reach, competing against heavy hitters in the power conditioning industry, including ABB, Siemens and Eaton. UST products are in use in 49 states and more than 40 countries, including installations at 25 U.S. embassies. Shipments over the past three years have exceeded 120 units annually.

Deployed across a wide range of industries, including transportation, healthcare, manufacturing and oil and gas, UST products protect against costly electrical sags, surges and other voltage irregularities. UST’s power conditioning products help facility managers safeguard critical equipment, maximize machine life, reduce energy costs and emissions and safely connect to the local grid.

For more information, contact David Wightman, UST’s director of sales and marketing, at wightd@ustpower.com or (518) 326-4142.

Utility Systems Technologies, Inc. (UST) is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of electronic voltage control and power-conditioning products. UST’s products are in use worldwide at hospitals, factories, refineries, embassies, data centers and other critical facilities, mitigating the risk of damaging electrical surges, sags and swells, bridging brownouts, and providing a safe connection to the local grid.