Missouri, , United States
Engineering Products - Manufacturer,
Proprietorship Firm Since 1930
Incorporated in 1994 with roots dating to the 1930's, the IRG Power Systems Division of International Resources Group started as the international trading arm for The Gund Company and its group of related electrical component manufacturing companies.
As a third generation family business, The Gund Company and its affiliates are all owned and operated by members of the Gund family. Our family history is deeply rooted in the electrical industry.
Our family's history and experience in the electrical industry began in the early 1900's as the Bussmann brothers started wiring residential and commercial buildings for the technological innovation of the day: electricity.
As electrical fires soon became an increasingly persistent problem due to line surges commonly caused by lightning, the need for electrical fuses became a critical safety issue for buildings wired for electricity. The Bussmann brothers began manufacturing of electrical fuses to bring safe electrical power to the industry.
The IRG principals are direct descendents of the Bussmann brothers that founded Bussmann Manufacturing, the world's largest fuse manufacturer. Now a subsidiary of Cooper Industries, Bussmann continues to be the leader in the manufacturing of electrical fuses throughout the world. This family heritage has tied our business to the electrical industry since the early 1900's. In fact, a few of our trading partner relationships date back to the 1930's. These early international relationships were necessitated by the ever expanding capacity requirements needed to produce fuses for the World War II buildup.
In fact, IRG's relationship with Clarence Machine Company has been based on the fact that Clarence Machine was originally the production equipment R&D department of Bussmann Manufacturing. Clarence's experience with both manufacturing fuses and engineering fuse production equipment has provided IRG with a unique insight into the materials, components, and production equipment required to produce electrical fuses.
Throughout the years, the Bussmann and Gund families invested in business related to the electrical industry in part to guarantee the supply of critical components to their fuse manufacturing operation and in part to leverage their knowledge of the electrical industry and its needs. These businesses included the manufacture of porcelain insulators, the manufacture of custom production equipment, the fabrication of electrical insulation materials, the marketing of electrical sleeving for wires, and the marketing of electrical power systems components
Manufacturers of OEM Component Manufacturers : Transformers & Switchgear Components : General Electric Electrical Distribution & Control, Square D / Telemecanique, Cutler Hammer, Asea Brown Boveri, Cooper Power Systems / Bussmann Fuse, Westinghouse Electric, Thomas & Betts, Advance, Littelfuse, Liebert, Furnas Generator & Motor Components : General Electric, Marathon Electric, Westinghouse Electric, Siemens, Asea Brown Boveri, Toshiba, Baldor, Leeson, Furnas, Louis Allis Locomotive Components : General Electric Transportation, Electro Motive Division of General Motors (EMD), Alco Locomotives Electronic Components : 3M Electrical Products, Wieland, Belden, Honeywell, Ideal, Panduit, Edwards, Sola Electrical Insulation Materials for Power Systems Equipment : Rigid Laminates Sheet, Rod, and Tube : Canvas Based Phenolic, Laminate, NEMA Grade LE and CE, Paper Based Phenolic Laminate, NEMA Grade XX and XXX, Glass Melamine Laminate, NEMA Grade G-5 and G-9, Glass Silicone Laminate, NEMA Grade G-7, Glass Epoxy Laminate, NEMA Grade G-10 and G-11, Cogetherm Mica Based Laminate, Mica Epoxy Laminate, NAD-11 High Temperature Cement Board, Transite HT High Temperature Cement Board, ARBORON (High Arc Resistant Panel Board), Many Specialty Grades of Above Laminates Available Glass Polyester Products : Glass Polyester Sheet, NEMA Grade GPO-1, GPO-2, and GPO-3, Glass Polyester Channels and Angles, NEMA Grade GPO-3, Glass Polyester Stand-off Insulators, Glass Polyester Rods, Dogbones, and Specialty Shapes, Specialty Glass Polyester Grade DGM, Specialty Glass Polyester Grades HST-II and SG-200, Specialty Glass Polyester Grade 1130 Flexible Laminates and Films : Diamond Coated Kraft Paper, Vulcanized Fibre Sheets, Rods, and Tubes, Kraft Pressboard Products, COPACO Rag Paper, Quin-T Family of Flexible Laminates, Melinex Polyester Film, Mylar Polyester Film, Dacron / Mylar / Dacron, Kapton Polyimide Film, Nomex Aramid Paper, Nomex / Polyester / Nomex, Rag Mylar and Rag / Mylar / Rag, A Complete Line of Insulating Tape Products Copper Alloy Strip, Coil, & Bar : Zinc Alloy Coil & Strip : Aluminum Bronze Castings : Custom Machined Parts : Specialized Production Equipment :
International Resources Group, L.L.C.
2121 Walton Road, P.O. Box 16669, St. Louis
Missouri - 63114 () United States