Energy Systems: We are still open to serve you

Amid state lockdown, generator safety/service important

STOCKTON, CA – During these unprecedented times in the United States and across the world, safety and health concerns for our nation’s people are at the forefront. With that in mind, the Energy Systems family wants you to know that we are here for you. As businesses, health agencies, families and government agencies everywhere continue to evolve to the ever-changing concerns that have landed on our doorstep with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the team here at Energy Systems has taken precautions to keep our family healthy so we can be here for all of your generator needs. Although we may not know what the future holds, we do know that keeping your generator working by having it routinely serviced properly is a concern in all times. What we have to offer

  • Service and Repair
    • We offer service on all generator makes and models
    • Provide quarterly, semi-annual and annually scheduled maintenance agreements and testing
    • Always well-equipped for overhauls and retrofits
    • Provide turnkey installation of generator systems
    • Possess unparalleled expertise as our factory-certified technicians are skilled and experienced with a wide variety of generator products
    • We have a “Ready to Roll” fleet of vehicles on-call as the service team is field-dispatched for prompt response to your needs on a 24/7 basis
  • Certified Technicians
    • We have certified technicians available 24/7 for service and repair of generators. We can help ensure that your generator is working properly during this trying time.
  • Lots of Inventory
    • We have one of the most extensive parts departments in the western U.S.
    • We have a large inventory of generators in all sizes and capacities, including mobile, residential and commercial generators.

You can reach out to us by calling us at 209.870.1900; faxing us at 209.870.1950; or emailing us at For emergency service/repairs, please call 800.845.8519. We will continue to do all we can during this difficult time to ensure our family stays healthy to continue serving yours.

About Energy Systems

Energy Systems has been in business since 1933 and is a leading distributor of power generation systems with a well-established reputation of excellence in the industry for exceptional sales, service, training and rentals for our customers. For more information, call us at 209.870.19

American Copper & Brass Opens New Store in Coldwater

American Copper & Brass Opens Coldwater Contractor Counter

Next-day, 60-mile radius delivery offered, too

COLDWATER, MI – American Copper and Brass (ACB) is excited to announce that we have opened our fourth counter location and are now offering next-day delivery in a 60-mile radius of the Coldwater location.

The Coldwater Contractor Counter, 100 South Michigan Avenue, Coldwater, will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to area contractors. This opening is the newest of the four locations – Hillsdale and Traverse City, MI and Waukesha, WI – to offer this service to contractors. And, with our new, next-day, 60-mile radius delivery option, area contractors can have all of their needed products delivered to their doorstep the next day.

This is designed to be a one-stop shop for contractors looking for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, LP gas or water conditioning products. We have free items specifically for the first 500 customers!

ACB works with several companies to ensure we can meet the needs of the area contractors, including Siemen’s, NIBCO, Everflow, LASCO, NAPCO, John Guest, SharkBite, Sioux Chief and Allied, to name a few.

Come see what all the fuss is about at 100 South Michigan Avenue, Coldwater; visit us at or call us at 517.439.9600.

More about American Copper and Brass

American Copper and Brass, recognized as a leader in the plumbing and heating industry, was founded in 1986 in Hillsdale, MI. With a full compliment of the most recognizable brands in the industry, American Copper and Brass is fully stocked and ready to serve even the most demanding customers. We recognize that our customers have high expectations and we work every day to exceed those expectations. Our dynamic sales force is ready to serve our customers from the Midwest all the way to the Atlantic Seaboard. Call us at 517.439.9600 or visit us at

Watch our video showcasing the Coldwater Contractor Counter below!

American Copper & Brass to Host Free Customer Appreciation Luncheon

HILLSDALE, MI – When was the last time you enjoyed a free lunch?

Worth Subsidiary, American Copper & Brass, with the help of Arlington Industries, would like to cordially invite those in the Hillsdale area to a customer appreciation luncheon. We will be providing food from El Taco Loco Mexican Taqueria to serve up tacos and nachos to all that attend.

The event is being held on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 2.p.m at 52 Willow Street in Hillsdale Michigan.

For more information about this event, call (517) 439-2424.

About Arlington Industries:

Arlington Industries, Inc. was founded in 1949, and in its early years served the electrical industry as a regional supplier of zinc die cast fittings. The company was acquired by its present owners in 1956. Since, Arlington has become a leading manufacturer of traditional metallic and non-metallic fittings and connectors – while remaining an industry leader in the development of unique and innovative electrical and communications products. For more information, visit

About American Copper & Brass:

American Copper & Brass, LLC is a recognized leader in the plumbing and heating distribution business. Recognized by our growing customer base and our vendors. Our geographic thrust is the Midwest: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio. The products we specialize in are as follows: copper tube, copper fittings, brass fittings, ball valves, steel pipe, malleable fittings, PVC pipe & fittings, pipe hangers, tools, and many other miscellaneous items. For more information visit

Congratulations Weatherford ISD Joining The GameChanger Family!

Worth Subsidiary, Qualite Sports Lighting, is proud to present the all-new Weatherford ISD Baseball and Softball field. The Weatherford Kangaroos might not be a mascot you usually hear, but don’t let that fool you. These Roos can pitch, hit, and run. Now, with 87 Q-LED GameChanger ™ lights installed, they can see during their night games as well. We’re thrilled to have been a part of Roo nation and wish all of them the best this season.
Weatherford ISD in Weatherford, TX:

Are You Ready To Join The GameChanger Family?
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(800) 933-9741

Qualite Unveils Q-LED GameChanger™

The Q-LED GameChanger™ is the first high performance sports lighting system designed for all sports venues, from Little League fields to professional sports stadiums with a focus on great connectivity and functionality at affordable pricing.

Qualite today introduced the Q-LED GameChanger™, the new generation of sports lighting designed and manufactured in Michigan. Q-LED GameChanger™ features a new linear design producing up to 75% energy savings over the existing standard metal halide technology. Qualite’s Q-LED GameChanger™ features proprietary optics with built-in glare control yielding beam shapes engineered for sports lighting, low power consumption, high energy efficiency, fully integrated wiring (no exposed wiring), and “sunlight” color temperature.

“The Q-LED GameChanger™ is the first high performance sports lighting system designed for all sports venues, from Little League fields to professional sports stadiums with a focus on great connectivity and functionality at affordable pricing”, said Eric Boorom, Qualite Owner.

The architectural appeal of the new linear design eliminates the need for cross-arms allowing for easier, cost effective installation (Plug and Play) for new projects as well as those venues focused on energy savings through retrofitting any and all existing sports lighting manufacturers’ systems.

Q-LED GameChanger™, operates through Q-LED Control™, a scalable, site-based or cloud-based device connectivity through a robust, self-healing, wireless mesh network.

The modular design of the Q-LED GameChanger™ makes it the first system in the industry to be fully upgradable including both the hardware and the software, based on the remotely located driver and controls design.

Q-LED GameChanger™ is now available across the United States and around the world. You can contact a Qualite Sports Lighting Representative in your area by visiting

Qualite has been the Sports Lighting Partner for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments, and minor and major league professional sports franchises for over 30 years.

Q-LED GameChanger™ – The New Generation of Sports Lighting.

Watch Q-LED GameChanger™ Introduction Video

CIOReview Selects Qualite Sports Lighting for “20 Most Promising Sports Technology Solution Providers 2015”

Annual list showcases the 20 Most Promising Sports Technology Solution Providers 2015 Qualite Sports Lighting makes it to CIOReview’s top Sports Technology Companies list for its expertise in providing energy efficient lighting for the sports industry.
CIOReview ( has chosen Qualite Sports Lighting ( for its “20 Most Promising Sports Technology Solution Providers 2015”. The positioning is based on evaluation of Qualite’s built-in controls for both wired and wireless systems to meet the different lighting needs of any professional and non-professional sporting event.
The annual list of companies is selected by a panel of experts and members of CIOReview’s editorial board to recognize and promote technology entrepreneurship. “Qualite Sports Lighting has been on our radar for some time for stirring a revolution in the Sports technology space, and we are happy to showcase them this year due to their continuing excellence in delivering top-notch Sports technology solutions,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor, CIOReview. “Qualite Sports Lighting’s solutions continued to break new ground within the past year, benefiting its customers around the globe, and we’re excited to have them featured on our top companies list.”
“Qualite Sports Lighting is honored to be recognized by CIOReview’s panel of experts and thought leaders,” said Nick Page, President, and CTO, Qualite Sports Lighting.
About Qualite Sports Lighting
Qualite has been the sports lighting partner for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments, and minor and major league sport franchises for over 30 years. In addition, Qualite has partnered with a leading LED fixture manufacturer to provide the highest quality LED technology to sports facilities, including the host stadium to the 2015 Super Bowl, The University of Phoenix in Glendale, AZ. Qualite’s Q-LED system is the most energy efficient, highest Lumen output LED lighting solution in the sports lighting industry.
About CIOReview
CIOReview constantly endeavors to identify “The Best” in a variety of areas important to tech business. Through nominations and consultations with industry leaders, our editors choose the best in different domains. Sports Special Edition is an annual listing of 20 Most Promising Sports Technology Solution Providers in the U.S. Learn More

Welcome To The Team! Jim Hilfinger Named President of Curtis Marketing, LLC.

Worth Investment Group is pleased to welcome Jim Hilfinger as President of Curtis Marketing, LLC.

Prior to joining Worth Investment Group, Hilfinger served in many sales leadership positions within the HVAC/R and plumbing industries. As VP of Sales for NIBCO, Elkhart, IN, Jim managed a large outside sales organization, national and big box accounts, and developed their new HVAC/R Division. More recently, Jim gained non-manufacturing experience with a large plumbing wholesale distributor in Southern California.

Through his combined experience working for a manufacturer then a wholesale distributor, Jim has acquired the necessary perspective and experience to further the objectives of Curtis Marketing, LLC. Eric Boorom, CEO, Worth Investment Group comments, “We believe Jim is the right person to lead Curtis Marketing into the next phase of their growth. With his combination of experience, he is a crucial asset as we develop and execute a sustainable business plan for continued success.”

Jim began his professional career with Robinair and TIF Instruments in 1984, serving in various positions which included aspects of Refrigeration, A/C, Automotive, and Appliance Businesses. His career progressed through a variety of assignments with increased responsibility, including sales, sales management, marketing, product development, training and customer service. While at NIBCO, his leadership responsibilities included National Accounts, Regional Director, VP of Retail Sales and VP of NIBCO’s Wholesale Sales.

Jim earned his BBA, with a concentration in Marketing and Sales Management, from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. He has also completed Sales Leadership training courses at the University of Michigan; Ross School of Business, with additional training in negotiations, performance management, lean manufacturing and product marketing management.

Kidstuff Playsystems Announces Acquisition of Recreation Creations from Worth Investment Group

Hillsdale, MI, May 21, 2015 – Richard Hagelberg, CEO and George McGuan, President of Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. of Gary IN, along with Eric Boorom, CEO of Worth Investment Group, Owner of Recreation Creations of Hillsdale, MI, made an announcement today regarding Kidstuff’s acquisition of Recreation Creations.   The acquisition closed on May 21, 2015.

Over its progressive 30 year history, Kidstuff Playsystems continues to design and manufacture state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly commercial playground equipment, natural playgrounds and safety surfacing. Based in Gary IN, Kidstuff has continuously been a pacesetter in the Playground industry, complying with all safety standards, becoming a Charter Member of IPEMA, and maintaining an ISO and IPEMA certification. Today Kidstuff Playsystems continues to introduce new products, maintain a high standard of manufacture and product safety, and create truly fun and educational playsystems.

George McGuan, President of Kidstuff Playsytems comments, “Kidstuff continues to experience increased interest and market demand for our products.  Our customers are more conscious than ever about developing fun and educational play spaces that provide maximum play value at a great price. Our KidsVision and Freestanding Events are prime examples of this continued increase in demand for fun and educational play spaces. The acquisition of Recreation Creations and their sterling reputation for providing engaging, educationally inspired play spaces adds tremendous value to our existing product lines as well as efforts for our multigenerational play spaces.”

Recreation Creations is a manufacturer of High Quality and Tough Commercial Playground and Fitness Equipment dedicated to creating outstanding recreational products and playground equipment made all, or in part, of post-consumer recycled materials, including both Plastic and Steel. Recreation Creation was built on a tradition of ability to work with customers to customize the perfect design to fit all playground criteria. Eric Boorom, Worth Investment Group CEO states, “We are pleased to merge the fine history and tradition of Recreation Creations with an equally respected company such as Kidstuff Playsystems.   As Owners and Founders, Richard Hagelberg and George McGuan represent the same level of quality products and relationships which existed for the forty year history of Recreation Creation. This acquisition will further complement their outstanding company.”

Qualite Sports Lighting and Ephesus Lighting Partner to Provide LED Lighting for 2015 Super Bowl!

Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC, along with partner, Ephesus Lighting, Inc. proudly announce the installation of High Performance LED Stadium Lights for the 2015 Super Bowl Game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Ephesus Lighting, a leader in providing LED lighting, has partnered with Qualite Sports Lighting and their 30 years’ experience providing high quality sports lighting solutions for projects across the US and Internationally

Hillsdale, MI, January 29, 2015 – “We are honored to partner with Ephesus, a leader in the LED Lighting Industry, as they are at the forefront of technology by providing energy efficient technologies,” said Nick Page, President of Qualite Sports Lighting. “Both Ephesus and Qualite worked diligently and precisely to ensure the sports lighting solution installed at the University of Phoenix Stadium exceeded all expectations with new LED technology.”
The University of Phoenix Stadium, with its retractable roof and field, is unlike any other stadium in North America, and a marvel of design, engineering, and technology. This multi-purpose facility, which opened on August 1, 2006, previously hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008, two BCS National Championship Games (2007 & 2011), the annual Fiesta Bowl, and numerous international soccer matches. The 63,400-seat stadium, which is expandable to seat 72,200 fans, is owned by the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA) and operated by Global Spectrum.

Only 312 LED stadium fixtures were installed in the University of Phoenix Stadium. They will replace more than 780 metal halide fixtures, and carry a 10-year warranty. The new LED lights will use only 310,000 watts of energy. The system it replaces required 1.24 million watts, which translates to a 75% reduction in overall energy consumption.

“Fantastic!” Peter Sullivan, Regional Vice President and General Manager of the University of Phoenix Stadium. “The lights are fantastic on a variety of levels. These lights are rated for super slow-motion, so the clarity and the level of light and the type of light is phenomenal”. The new generation of LED technology is a real game changer in the world of sports lighting. It not only delivers more and better quality light (fully HDTV compliant), it costs less to purchase, install, run and maintain.

Qualite, headquartered in Hillsdale, MI, has been a valued sports lighting partner for high schools, colleges, parks and recreation departments and major and minor league baseball clubs for over 30 years.  With thousands of installations nationally and globally, Qualite has helped provide customers with lighting solutions that meet all safety requirements and exceed expectations. For more information, please visit