In 1968, a young Billy W. Howard, Sr. left his successful career at General Electric to return to his native Mississippi and create his own company, Howard Industries. Over the next three decades and with the assistance of his wife, Linda, Howard Industries has grown to become a billion dollar company consisting of four separate divisions plus a wholly-owned subsidiary, Howard transportation. While the Howards readily attribute their success to the hard work of their employees and their commitment to creating, supplying, and supporting superior products and services, you cannot overlook their inspiration.
Learn More about Our Different Divisions:
Howard Power Solutions, originally known as Howard Industries, was founded in 1968 by Billy W. Howard, Sr. Over the past four decades this company has grown to be the nation’s leading manufacturer of distribution transformers, with over 7 million transformers in service throughout the United States and abroad. Located in Laurel, MS, this facility has 2 million square feet, making it the largest transformer plant in the world. Our newest transformer division, Howard Substation Transformers, located near corporate headquarters, began manufacturing operations in April 2005 producing power transformers with higher KVA and voltage ratings.
Our new Corporate Headquarters is also home to our technology division, Howard Technology Solutions, and its medical division, Howard Medical. These 2 divisions bring to market cutting-edge, high-quality technology and medical equipment. Whether selling Howard-manufactured products such as desktops, notebooks, servers and medical carts or partnering with other industry-leading companies to provide over 250,000 products, one can be sure when you buy from Howard, the needed equipment is available at affordable prices.
Howard Lighting Products markets a vast portfolio including electronic and magnetic fluorescent ballasts, magnetic HID ballasts, as well as fluorescent lamps, T5/T8 fluorescent lamps, and halogen lamps. This division continually updates their product lines to meet the ever-changing demands of the market. They currently have products in use at Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Camp Pendleton, CIA Headquarters, Fort Bragg, and numerous other U.S. government installations, as well as many, many private facilities.
Howard Transportation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Howard Industries, Inc., operates a full-load, long-haul, flat-bed common carrier truck line and brokerage firm that transports commodities and industrial goods throughout the continental United States. Initially started to transport Howard Power Solutions’ raw materials and finished products, this division today consists of over 200 trucks with regional terminal facilities also located in West Virginia and North Carolina.