About the Company

Arnett Industries: “Safety | Service | Savings”

Recognizing the need for specialty diagnostic tools that would enable utilities to operate more efficiently, Herb J. Arnett founded Arnett Industries in 1971. 

Arnett’s first products the — Beast of Burden and the Pinpointer Underground Cable Fault Locator — paved the way for many more product innovations that are now in use worldwide. Today, nearly 50 years later, Arnett offers utilities a full lineup of innovative, durable products that allow workers to operate efficiently and safely. We continue to work closely with utility companies and their employees to develop products that help make utility field work safer and easier, and enable utility companies to operate more efficiently.

In addition to manufacturing products, we are known for NAIL accredit testing services, tool repairs and reconditioning, and grounding cable services to ensure worker safety.

Committing ourselves to Arnett’s visionSite Icon

When Herb Arnett decided it was time to retire and pass along his established company and name in the industry, he sought savvy folks who had a knack for service and taking care of their customers. Chris Shipley, the current owner of Arnett Industries, acquired the company in 2019 from his parents, and the entire staff continues to dedicate themselves to taking Arnett’s vision and service to a new level.

At Arnett Industries, we remain on the forefront of technology, researching and developing new products and services, ever guided by our mission to provide our customers with service, safety, and savings.

Arnett Testing & Distribution of Washington (ATD-WA), formally Electrical Testing Services (ETS), serves as a division within our company, enabling us to offer both in-house dielectric testing and field testing in accordance with ASTM, ANSI, IEEE, and WSHA standards and regulations. Located outside Spokane, Washington.

A support staff that’s tops in the business

Our technicians and consultants offer more than 100 years of combined experience in diagnostics, electrical rubber testing, protective equipment sales, hot line tool repairgrounding cable assembly, and revenue metering. We perform all work in accordance with ASTM standards, and the Arnett Testing Laboratory is the only fully accredited testing laboratory in the Northwest.

Rest assured that we can provide almost anything to keep your utility employees working safe and effectively. Emerging standards for personal protection equipment and FR clothing make it essential to equip all employees with proper safety equipment, including rubber goods, Hot Line tools, hard hats, safety shields and clothing. Most of our products were developed from direct conversations with end users, so if you can’t find what you need, just call us at (503) 692-4600 and we’ll help you find it.

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