In the late 1940s, shortly after WWII, a young Stanley D. Myers joined a small electric supply company and motor rewind shop. While working for this company, Stan continued to gain and expand his knowledge of transformer maintenance. As the company grew, it was contracted to service and rewind a variety of transformers. Noticing the various conditions of the oil in these transformers, Stan believed that the condition of the oil was a major factor in the reliability of the transformer, and he continued to study and research this subject on his own.
In 1965, Stan formed his own company called “The Transformer Consultants,” later to become SDMyers LLC. He invented the “Re-refiner,” the first piece of equipment that removed moisture, gas, acids and sludge from the oil while the transformer was energized. He also improved test data through refinement of sampling techniques and diagnosis.
Since 1965, SDMyers has been an innovator of new products and services, and a market pioneer. Although we have expanded, modified and brought new services and products to the market, we are still accessible, friendly and knowledgeable. SDMyers has the largest transformer oil testing lab in the world and was the first company in Summit County to have a wind turbine erected. During 2012, SDMyers was awarded all four Safety Council Member Awards by Summit County, Ohio, and in 2017 was recognized yet again as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio.
What is SDMyers All About Today?
We are more than a service company focused on transformers. We are a community-aligned company focused on being an advocate for our customers while building a “Good Place” — a common attitude governed by Biblical principles and values.
What’s Next for SDMyers?
With more than 50 years in business, we recognize that the market we serve is now, more than ever, in need of the expertise to extend the life of their transformers to 50+ years (our MaxLife Philosophy). We will, not only, expand the application of MaxLife with new products and services, but also expand globally. It’s about exceeding expectations with benchmarks higher than the status quo.
1965 SDMyers founded
1975 SDMyers Training division formed
1981 Transformer Maintenance Guide released
1985 SDMyers moves into larger facility
1987 Electric coil division started
2001 2nd edition of Transformer Maintenance Guide published
2004 3rd edition of Transformer Maintenance Guide published. Rewind division sold
2005 1st Spanish-language edition of Transformer Maintenance Guide published
2008 MaxLife Consulting introduced
2009 SDMyers re-launches Field Service division
2010 Certification Program introduced and new training facility and learning lab opened in Tallmadge, Ohio
2011 DryMax online dryer released
2012 InsulMax and Guardian Monitoring released
2012 Transformer Dashboard data management tool released
2013 Enhanced Learning Series developed/introduced. Field Service expanded
2014 Transformer Dashboard upgraded and enhancements released
2014 SDMyers website upgraded and Customer Portal released
2016 SDMyers becomes a Good Place Holdings Company
2017 SDMyers recognized as one of the top 99 places to work in NE Ohio
2018 Transformer Dashboard Premium data management tool released