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Hupp Timeline

  • 1912

    Primary focus of the business was installation of wiring and motors in grain mills, elevators and creameries.

  • 1938

    Julian took over the business in 1938 after the passing of his father.

    Business activity began to change towards the sale and repair of electric motors.

  • 1942

    The business moved to 353 Second Ave SW due to the need for additional space.

  • 1955

    In house Machine Shop

  • 1965

    Balance of all Rotors

  • 1968

    In 1968, a devastating fire destroyed the Second Ave building.

  • 1969

    A new facility on 33rd Ave SW was completed in 1969.

  • 1970

    Bob Hupp took over the business in 1970 when his father Julian retired.

    1976

    • Predictive Maintenance
    • Surge Testing
    • Portable Balancing
    • Core Loss Testing

    1979

    • Solventless Resin for Varnish treatment of Rewinds
  • 1982

    1982

    • Field Service for Electronic Equipment

    1984

    • Brush Plating

    1985

    • Computerized Winding Redesign

    1988

    • Vacuum Pressure Impregnation
    • Heat Cleaning Oven w/Digital Temp Control
    • Curing Oven w/Digital Temp Control
    • 10 Ton Overhead Crane
    • Dynamometer Load Testing
    • Full Voltage Testing

    1989

    • Spin Cast Babbit Bearings
  • 1990

    1990

    • Miller Thermal Arc Spray

    1991

    • Thermographic Services
    • Documented Repair and Specifications & Procedures

    1992

    • Direct Jet Steam Cleaning Machine

    1994

    • Standard “Inverter Duty” Motor Rewinds
    • Advanced Winding Analyzer
    • Three Year Motor Rewind Warranty
    • Two Year Motor Mechanical Warranty

    1995

    • 30KV Surge Testing
    • 20 Ton Overhead Crane
    • Thermaleze Q Magnet Wire
    • PdMA Motor Circuit Analyzer

    1998

    • Laser Undercutter
    • Endbell EZ Sleever Machine
    • American Lathe- 52” Swing 20’ Between Centers
  • 2005

    Kevin Hupp purchased the business in 2005 when Bob Hupp retired.

  • 2012

  • 2015

    The need for additional space prompted Kevin to purchase the Kwik-Way building in Marion, IA. A 75’x200’ building was added to house our Large Motor and Rewind Departments.

    Hupp Electric Marion Iowa timeline 2015 50 ton crane installed
    2015
    50 Ton Crane installed

    Hupp Electric Marion Iowa timeline 2016 summit lathe
    2016
    Summit Lathe installed Capacity: 20’, 80,000 lbs, 98”Swing

    Hupp Electric Marion Iowa timeline 2016 cement pour
    2016
    200,000 lbs of concrete were poured to isolate our Motor Test Pad from outside vibration.