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Hughes
Brothers

Hughes Brothers stands for quality in American Manufacturing. As a leader in the electric transmission and distribution industry, we know the meaning of reliability, strength, and resilience. A century of service, experience and innovation is reflected in every product we make. We honor hard work, accountability and community and it’s evident in the pride our employees take in forging the products that compose America’s electrical infrastructure. We were born out of the intersection of ingenuity and hard work in Seward, Nebraska. Three generations, one family, century tested and here to serve.

We Are

Hughes Brothers

Hughes Brothers stands for quality in American Manufacturing. As a leader in the electric transmission and distribution industry, we know the meaning of reliability, strength, and resilience. A century of service, experience and innovation is reflected in every product we make. We honor hard work, accountability and community and it’s evident in the pride our employees take in forging the products that compose America’s electrical infrastructure. We were born out of the intersection of ingenuity and hard work in Seward, Nebraska. Three generations, one family, century tested and here to serve.

Why

Choose Us?

Hughes Brothers produces high-quality, American made components that make up our Nation’s electrical infrastructure. When you purchase a Hughes Brothers Product, you’re purchasing quality and integrity that you can trust from a company that knows a thing or two about a hard day’s work. We believe a product is only as good as the people who built it, which is why we hire the best and allow their work to shine.

Quality

Reliability

American Made

Why

Choose Us?

Hughes Brothers produces high-quality, American made components that make up our Nation’s electrical infrastructure. When you purchase a Hughes Brothers Product, you’re purchasing quality and integrity that you can trust from a company that knows a thing or two about a hard day’s work. We believe a product is only as good as the people who built it, which is why we hire the best and allow their work to shine.

Quality

Reliability

American Made

Our

History

From our humble beginnings to the creation of the name and reputation that we’ve built over the past century, Hughes stands for excellence and we’re here to stay.

Beginnings

Our dedication to the creation of high quality products began with the patriarch of the Hughes family, John Morse Hughes. Father Hughes was a skilled carpenter who came to Seward, Nebraska in 1893 to work. He quickly developed a reputation for structures forged with an obvious devotion to painstaking-detail and unwavering adherence to standards. He passed this commitment to his sons, John, Burr, Ted, and Ben, who learned the basics of industrial production from their father. Following his passing in 1918 the brothers combined to fom Hughes Brothers, Inc.

Our introduction into the production of the finest wooden crossarms available anywhere stems from a severe ice storm that crippled the town of Seward in 1921. Hughes was tasked with producing and replacing these crossarms for the Blue River Power Company, and the completion of this project advanced us into that trade. Our commitment to uncompromised quality has guided our work ever since.

In 1927 Hughes incorporated steel products into the business offering and later introduced the distribution crossarm brace which is one of our Century Tested™ items. Later in 1929 Hughes introduced our signature X-Brace for H-Frames to add stability and reliability to any structure. With each iteration of this design we continue to test it to guarantee it's continued reliability and strength.

Hometown Heroes

For decades, Hughes Brothers has been an institution of the Transmission and Distribution Industry with a reputation for quality products that last. For just as long, the small community of Seward, NE has been the driving force behind it. They are the heart of Hughes Brothers.

Since 1921, we've rebuilt Seward's storm-worn neighborhoods, employed its citizens and invested in the organizations essential to keeping Seward strong. Throughout our history we've delivered products that reflect the hardworking people who make them, Seward's Finest. All of our Hughes Brothers Century-Tested™ products demonstrate their commitment to uncompromised quality, leading innovation and sustainability.

Forged in Excellence

Hughes Brother's accomplishments poised us for defining moments throughout the 1930's. In the early 30's we were brought on to help develop the first 115kV transmission line to cover most of the state of Nebraska. This effort was one of the earliest fully-engineered and designed wood transmission projects in America. the 225 mile spread of this ground-breaking endeavor covered two-thirds of the state and stretched the distance between North Platte and Columbus. The completion of this project readied us to take long-distance transmission to the national stage.

In 1935 President Roosevelt established the Rural Electric Administration which congress supported with the ratification of the Rural Electrification Act; mandating that electricity be delivered to America's rural communities. As a part of a larger coordinated effort, we worked with the US Government to create a distribution network powerful enough to provide reliable electricity to Rural America. Though challenging, this effort was successful and further supported Hughes Brothers as a leader in Transmission and Distribution.

Future Forward

We've come a long way since our founding, but with our continued focus on the future, we look forward to innovating and disrupting the Transmission and Distribution industry. There's a lot in a name, and the Hughes name stands for excellence, which is why the next generation of Hughes will continue our tradition of producing high-quality, long lasting Century Tested™ products.

Hughes Brothers. Century Tested. Here to Serve.

Our History

From our humble beginnings to the creation of the name and reputation that we’ve built over the past century, Hughes stands for excellence and we’re here to stay.

Beginnings

Our dedication to the creation of high quality products began with the patriarch of the Hughes family, John Morse Hughes. Father Hughes was a skilled carpenter who came to Seward, Nebraska in 1893 to work. He quickly developed a reputation for structures forged with an obvious devotion to painstaking-detail and unwavering adherence to standards. He passed this commitment to his sons, John, Burr, Ted, and Ben, who learned the basics of industrial production from their father. Following his passing in 1918 the brothers combined to fom Hughes Brothers, Inc.

Our introduction into the production of the finest wooden crossarms available anywhere stems from a severe ice storm that crippled the town of Seward in 1921. Hughes was tasked with producing and replacing these crossarms for the Blue River Power Company, and the completion of this project advanced us into that trade. Our commitment to uncompromised quality has guided our work ever since.

In 1927 Hughes incorporated steel products into the business offering and later introduced the distribution crossarm brace which is one of our Century Tested™ items. Later in 1929 Hughes introduced our signature X-Brace for H-Frames to add stability and reliability to any structure. With each iteration of this design we continue to test it to guarantee it's continued reliability and strength.

Hometown Heroes

For decades, Hughes Brothers has been an institution of the Transmission and Distribution Industry with a reputation for quality products that last. For just as long, the small community of Seward, NE has been the driving force behind it. They are the heart of Hughes Brothers.

Since 1921, we've rebuilt Seward's storm-worn neighborhoods, employed its citizens and invested in the organizations essential to keeping Seward strong. Throughout our history we've delivered products that reflect the hardworking people who make them, Seward's Finest. All of our Hughes Brothers Century-Tested™ products demonstrate their commitment to uncompromised quality, leading innovation and sustainability.

Forged in Excellence

Hughes Brother's accomplishments poised us for defining moments throughout the 1930's. In the early 30's we were brought on to help develop the first 115kV transmission line to cover most of the state of Nebraska. This effort was one of the earliest fully-engineered and designed wood transmission projects in America. the 225 mile spread of this ground-breaking endeavor covered two-thirds of the state and stretched the distance between North Platte and Columbus. The completion of this project readied us to take long-distance transmission to the national stage.

In 1935 President Roosevelt established the Rural Electric Administration which congress supported with the ratification of the Rural Electrification Act; mandating that electricity be delivered to America's rural communities. As a part of a larger coordinated effort, we worked with the US Government to create a distribution network powerful enough to provide reliable electricity to Rural America. Though challenging, this effort was successful and further supported Hughes Brothers as a leader in Transmission and Distribution.

Future Forward

We've come a long way since our founding, but with our continued focus on the future, we look forward to innovating and disrupting the Transmission and Distribution industry. There's a lot in a name, and the Hughes name stands for excellence, which is why the next generation of Hughes will continue our tradition of producing high-quality, long lasting Century Tested™ products.

Hughes Brothers. Century Tested. Here to Serve.

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