Fairbanks Morse Defense, Ideal announce pact

By Jack Burke21 June 2022

Ideal Electric has more than 100 years’ experience

Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD) finalized an agreement with The Ideal Electric Co., an American manufacturer of high-power, specialty electric motors, generators, and related equipment, to serve as Ideal’s exclusive naval field service provider.

FMD will provide maintenance and global field services for The Ideal Electric Co.’s motors and generators that are already installed or will be installed on naval ships worldwide.

“Fairbanks Morse Defense is constantly seeking new opportunities to expand the range of turnkey services that we can offer our marine defense customers and teaming up with The Ideal Electric Company to service their motors and generators while we’re already on board servicing our engines and other equipment makes this a great value add for the Navy,” said Jamie McMullin, President of FMD Services.

For more than 100 years, FMD has provided products and services to the Navy. Today, the defense contractor powers more than 80% of the Navy’s ships with medium-speed applications. Similarly, Ideal Electric, a 119-year-old company, has installed generators that are connected to FMD’s backup power engines on many Navy ship classes.

In recent years, FMD has expanded its array of marine technologies, OEM parts, and turnkey services through expansion and the acquisitions of companies that include Federal Equipment Company (FEC), Hunt Valve, Maxim Watermakers, Research Tool & Die (RT&D), Ward Leonard, and Welin Lambie.

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