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Cochran Marine to become Watts Marine

Cochran, Inc., a $200 million electrical and technologies firm headquartered in Seattle, announces the acquisition of its Marine division by Vice President Mike Watts. The firm has housed Cochran Marine, under the leadership of Watts, for more than a decade; Watts Marine has been in the works since early 2019.

“Founding and leading Cochran Marine always felt like I was running my own business. As owner of Watts Marine, I truly get to live my dream of owning every aspect,” states Watts, who has perfected his vision for the Marine division over the years.

“We’re delighted to see Mike more fully assume this business he’s worked to grow for the past 16 years,” affirms CEO LeeAnn Cochran. “On behalf of the senior leadership team, we support this shift in ownership and are eager to focus on our core business as an electrical and technologies contracting firm.”

Cochran Marine has been the world’s leading provider of shore power systems for the ship industry since its founding in 2005 and has supplied its patented electrical power systems to more than half a dozen ports, ranging from San Diego, CA, to Brooklyn, NY, and into Nova Scotia.

Watts, together with the Cochran leadership, has planned a seamless transition for customers and vendors, who can expect the same high standard of quality service and product. Watts Marine will continue the renowned installation, management, and coordination that put Cochran Marine on the map as a leading shore power provider.

https://www.watts-marine.com/

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update June 2020

We value the health and well-being of every employee and their families and we want to make sure our workplace is as safe as possible. The Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) published the following information, which we recommend:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Use social distancing to avoid people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Wear a mask in public.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• If you are in a high risk group (over 60, or with underlying health conditions), refer to the CDC recommendations.

These are everyday habits that we can all do to help prevent the spread of not only COVID-19, but several other viruses as well. The CDC suggests keeping yourself informed as new information is released; Cochran will do the same.

The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
NECA: https://www.necanet.org/industry-priorities/safety-regulations/neca-coronavirus-resource-center

Integra Offices & Data Center Completed

Cochran provided all feeder and branch circuits, retrofitted the existing systems to support emergency power for air conditioning and power systems, installed day tank fueling systems, and a pre-action sprinkler system throughout the 5th floor which is protected by a VESDA smoke detection system. Cochran also designed and installed the security systems for this data center.

Integra Offices & Data Center Completed

Laptops for Charity

Cochran donated 50 laptops to the Computer Information Systems department at Edmonds Community College. Students will get hands-on experience repairing and upgrading the old laptops, which will then be sent to charitable organizations worldwide. Thanks to Edmonds Community College and the Computer Information Systems department for working with us on this great cause.

Laptops for Charity