Atlas Switch Co. Inc. Is Long Island’s Pro at Powering Up Big Buildings
A powerhouse Garden City manufacturer, Atlas Switch Co. Inc., has been in operation for more than 50 years.
The maker of electrical panelboards and switchboards supplies this crucial product to big-name commercial buildings throughout the United States.
“The utility company brings power from the power grid into our equipment, and our equipment distributes that electricity to wherever it’s needed,” says John Paradise, the company’s vice president. “We’ll have devices that power the large air conditioning units, down to light sockets.”
Atlas Switch Co. was founded by Paradise’s grandfather, also John Paradise, in 1971 in Queens, and then moved from its Long Island City location to Garden City in 1980. The founder’s daughter, Gina Paradise, took over in 2002 and now owns the largest women’s business enterprise (WBE) manufacturer of electrical service equipment in New York State.
The company’s Garden City facility processes the raw materials – steel and copper – and then assembles the switch and panel boards with the technical components of the product – switches, circuit breakers, and plastic molds.
Atlas Switch Co. employs around 20 to 25 people, and its factory workers are “proud members” of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local No. 3 E. division union, John says.
Though the company began selling in the New York City area, the Covid-19 pandemic shook up the supply chain, and Atlas Switch Co. expanded its market across the country.
“Electrical contractors started having their switchboard suppliers missing dates, and they called us because of their positive experiences when they were in New York,” John says.
Atlas Switch Co. supplies its products in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and Washington, and will soon also sell in Montana, Texas, and Arizona.
The company has done work for New York University, Northwell Health, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and several other large companies.
To learn more, visit atlasswitch.com.