For many years Benson Electric Company has been one of the leading marine electrical contractors on the Great Lakes. Supplying electrical services for both Great Lakes and Ocean-going vessels for over 95 years. Benson Electric Company also manufactures Electric Controls and Electro-Mechanical Equipment for marine applications. Some of the items manufactured are the Draft-O-Meter, Electric Whistle Controls, Electric Steer-O-Motor, List-O-Meter, Mot-O-Winch, Electric Capstans, Constant Tension Electric Mooring Winches, and Benson Ladder Hoists.
Benson Electric Company has had a relationship with the Almon Johnson Company since 1921, supplying replacement parts and service for Almon Johnson Electro-Mechanical equipment. Over the years our marine electricians have traveled the Great Lakes and all over the world.
In 2003, Benson Electric Company modernized the controls for the Constant Tension Electric Mooring Winches on The Great Lakes Fleet Vessel Phillip R. Clarke. We installed PLC’s to replace many of the components that were becoming hard to find or were special order. We are looking forward to modernizing more vessels in the upcoming years.