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Exciting Announcement


On May 22, 2018, Electric Innovations and its sister company Thompson Automation and Specialty Services were brought together as a stronger and even more dynamic technology integration company called Thompson Innovation.

Our strategic plan has always been focused on strengthening the technical capabilities and portfolio of solutions we can offer to our customers. This is another step in fulfilling our Corporate Mission: “To be the prime solution provider as recognized by our employees, customers and the communities we serve.”

Under the direction of General Managers, Tasha Barker and Jason Glover, Thompson Innovation will continue to passionately lead our solutions teams in:

  • Managed IT & Software
  • Life Safety & Security
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Electrical Safety & Preventative Maintenance

The addition of solutions previously provided by Thompson Automation and Specialty Services strengthens our ability to meet current and new customer’s needs as one company. For more information contact Thompson Innovation at 712-224-3800 or visit us at www.thompsoninnovation.net


GEAPS 2017-Crop

Recently, Thompson Automation & Specialty Services participated as an exhibitor, in the National GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society) Expo in Kansas City, MO.  More than 3000 people from all aspects of the grain industry attended the 3 day event.

Mike Pendergast (Thompson Automation and Specialty Services) and Rob Costello (Thompson Electric) handled the booth duties promoting arc flash awareness, infrared thermal imaging and electrical safety for grain elevators. Thompson Automation and Specialty Services is using these national expos to create awareness of the dangers of electrical hazards in grain handling facilities.  As a result, owners and operators of grain facilities, are now realizing the dangers of electricity and the need for arc flash risk assessments, electrical surveys and training for their employees.

The interest generated by our presence at the GEAPS Expo, and the follow up from our contacts made at the Expo, emphasizes the growing interest in electrical safety and the need for Thompson Automation and Specialty Services to stay active in the grain industry.

Trade Ally Partners


Thompson Electric Companies recently became a Trade Ally Partner with MidAmerican Energy.  Currently there are 77 Trade Ally Partners in the MidAmerican network representing 136 offices.  All of Thompson Electric’s offices, Sioux City, Omaha and Sioux Falls are considered a Trade Ally Partner.

What is a Trade Ally Partner?

We are a partner with MidAmerican Energy in providing our clients with the opportunities to take advantage of rebate programs and energy assessments.  In essences, MidAmerican Energy will keep us informed on rebates and program changes so we can work on behalf of our clients to tell them what programs and rebates they are eligible for and will process the necessary paperwork for our clients to receive their rebates.

MidAmerican Energy has six different programs for Homecheck, Multifamily Housing, Low Income Multifamily Housing, Agribusiness, Commercial Energy Solutions and Industrial Partners.

Call Mike Pendergast at Thompson Specialty Services (712-224-3830) to see what programs or rebates you might be eligible for.