Who doesn’t love a summer road trip? For most of us, that nagging thing called “work” gets between us and the open road. At Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., we set out on a mission to bring the journey to our customers.

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. is a leader in the power industry. We build products to support infrastructure that delivers power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option, so we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity.

Experiencing the quality in our manufacturing process is a valuable asset to our customers. With over 15 factories across North America, it’s cumbersome for our customers, employees and comrades to visit each of our locations. The solution to this problem? A virtual road trip!

We invited our customers and employees on a virtual road trip – a pioneer’s dream – traveling across the country and visiting new places. Over 15 weeks, we interacted with fan favorites across the globe via online tours of our advanced manufacturing facilities through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We created the hashtag, #SummerRoadTrip, to make it easier for our audience to follow along the journey. For the less social-savvy, we distributed promotional luggage tags that contained information on the tour and a link to view all the videos.

The results:

We experienced a 27% increase in likes and 274% increase in shares on Facebook. We saw a 28% increase in likes and 52% increase in clicks on LinkedIn, and we witnessed a 266% increase in likes and 200% increase in retweets on Twitter.

Now, we invite YOU to join our summer road trip below.

We outfitted our sales team with promotional luggage tags and information cards to share with customers, encouraging them to join the fun!

Travel through a preview of our #SummerRoadTrip.

June 21, 2016

First stop on our #SummerRoadTrip – St. Jerome, Canada! Home to our Electro Composites™ brand of bushings. Want to learn more? Check back soon for an In Depth “How it’s Made”! #HPSDelivers

June 28, 2016

Have you joined our #SummerRoadTrip? We just left Canada and now on to the Garden State – Boonton, NJ! Acquired in 2014, our RFL® Protection and Communication Equipment delivers reliable service when you need it most. Ask us about our “hitless” operation! #HPSDelivers

July 5, 2016

Next up…Wadsworth, OH! Home to our 120+ year old brand, Ohio Brass®. Wadsworth is now home to our state-of-the-art testing lab as well as innovative MOV manufacturing. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

July 12, 2016

From northeast to southeast, our next facility on our #SummerRoadTrip is Rocky Mount, NC! We expanded our enclosure offering with the addition of PenCell® Enclosures in 2014. Combined with our other brands in Lenoir City, TN, we offer a robust product portfolio for the electric utility and communications markets. #HPSDelivers

July 19, 2016

Rocky Mount’s next door neighbor…Goldsboro, NC! An addition to our bushings product line in 2014, this location manufactures cycloaliphatic epoxy molded insulators, bushings, and specialty products for medium voltage electrical equipment. #HPSDelivers #SummerRoadTrip

July 26, 2016

Welcome to Aiken, another manufacture of our legacy Ohio Brass® brand! Our Aiken facility manufactures and distributes our arrester, insulator and cable accessory product lines. #HPSDelivers #SummerRoadTrip

"If you get a chance to visit this facility, do it I was privileged with Irby Co. several years ago to gain product knowledge at the training facility OB Aiken has to offer. Class Act!!"

August 2, 2016

So nice, we’ll stop here twice! One of two Leeds, AL facilities, check out our connectors manufacturing. Our connectors facility proudly manufactures our Anderson™ and Fargo® electric utility connectors and added Opti-Loop™ fiber optic storage solutions in 2014. #HPSDelivers #SummerRoadTrip

"I work for Hubbell Power System at the facility in Leeds, AL. If you get the opportunity to tour any of our facilities you will find it truly educational. You will be surprised how our product helps support your everyday life."

August 9, 2016

Don’t leave before seeing our 2nd Leeds, AL facility. Our switching and fusing facility is home to our USCO® high voltage switches and our Chance® cutouts and fuselinks. Additionally, this facility manufactures our line of Versa-Tech® reclosers and our AR switchgear. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

August 16, 2016

Welcome to Lenoir City, TN! Our Lenoir City location is home to multiple brands serving the electric utility, communications, commercial & industrial and water markets. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

August 23, 2016

Take a break from the southern heat and head to the Midwest to our Turner Electric® switching facility. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

August 30, 2016

Home to 3 product families and our world-class distribution center…welcome to Centralia, MO! First up is Civil Construction. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

"Very cool factory tour video!"

September 6, 2016

Next on our tour of Centralia, MO is our plastics facility. Proudly serving linemen and utilities across America, this facility manufactures our Chance® Lineman Grade Tools™ and fiberglass products. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

September 13, 2016

Before leaving Centralia, check out our construction facility. Manufactured in the heartland of America, our construction facility is home to our Chance® anchors and pole line hardware. #SummerRoadTrip #HPSDelivers

September 20, 2016

We’ve had a great #SummerRoadTrip! We’d love to see you in person. Contact your territory manager and take a tour anytime. Our trip ends here in Juarez, MX! #HPSDelivers

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