AboutSchweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.
Our values are not just stated. We teach them regularly and witness the many ways they’ve become deeply ingrained in our company’s processes and culture. Because of this emphasis on our values, and with the responsibility we all feel because we're an employee-owned company, SEL employees truly strive to do the right thing by our colleagues, communities, and customers. The following values drive our business activities:
As part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth, stability, and customer focus, SEL became an employee-owned company in 1994 and transitioned to 100 percent employee ownership in 2009. SEL employee owners are committed to improving processes, making decisions, developing new ideas, and taking the company in new directions. Our ownership value is at the heart of our employee owners’ hard work to reduce costs, increase quality, and create the superior products that enable us to fulfill our mission.