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Our Story

SAE’s innovative premium products and services solve the most challenging grounding, AC mitigation and cathodic protection issues. SAE was founded in 1990 by Brien Sirola, a Canadian Professional Engineer. Initially, SAE focused on designing and installing electrical grounding systems predominantly in the telecommunication and industrial sectors.

SAE’s early grounding designs incorporated extensive horizontal and vertical copper conductor, electrode systems and a conductive backfill. Recognizing the need to continuously improve, in 1995 SAE developed a proprietary conductive carbonaceous concrete backfill. Conducrete® has become an integral component of not only SAE’s grounding designs, but more recently SAE AC mitigation and cathodic protection systems as it improves the performance, extends the useful life and protects the systems from theft.

Based on experience gained by solving complex grounding problems for clients such as NASA, along with years of research and development, SAE has developed a complete line of custom formulated Conducrete® for specific backfill applications. In 2002, SAE began the innovation process that lead to the development of its revolutionary EnvirAnode™ cathodic protection system. The EnvirAnode™ system, the only environmentally friendly CP system available, has been successfully installed and tested by major customers such as Boardwalk, Buckeye, Chevron, City Public Service San Antonio, El Paso, Flint Hills, Kereco Energy, Keyera Energy, Marathon and, PG&E.

In 2008, SAE commissioned its state of the art manufacturing facility which now enables SAE to manufacture its own products and to quickly respond to customer requirements.

In addition to further developing its core business, SAE is currently focused on establishing international distribution for its products and services.

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Why Choose SAE?

  • Experts at what we do since 1990.
  • Improve financial results and ROI.
  • Increase infrastructure RELIABILITY and performance.
  • Lower risk of catastrophic failures and service outages.
  • Reduce legal liability of personnel safety and environmental damage.

Our History

SAE, was founded in 1990 by Brien Sirola a Professional Engineer. SAE’s aims to provide innovative services that solve the most challenging electrical grounding issues, primarily in the United States and Canada.
Even in SAE’s earliest years, SAE’s grounding designs incorporated advanced horizontal and vertical copper conductor, electrode systems, and a conductive backfill.
In 1995, SAE developed a proprietary conductive carbonaceous concrete backfill, Conducrete®, which amplifies the performance, extends the useful life, and protects systems from theft.
SAE’s innovation process continued in 2002, leading to the creation of the revolutionary EnvirAnode® Cathodic Protection (CP) Systems, which are the only environmentally friendly, long life CP systems available in the world.
In 2008, a state of the art manufacturing facility was commissioned, which now enables SAE to manufacture its own products.
Today, SAE is expanding its core cathodic protection and grounding business and growing distribution internationally. In addition, SAE has launched a variety of new products and services such as ConduDisc™ (an encased utility pole plate), ConduFlow™ (a liquid conductive backfill CP), and grounding applications.

Join Our Team

SAE Inc is a company that has over 25 years of experience solving a wide range of corrosion and electrical grounding needs. From simple to complex challenges, we can help with our innovative products and services. We offer patented, environmentally friendly products that deliver the best overall value, through long life and reliability. With over 250 years of combined experience, our technical and engineering support staff is second to none in the industry. This ensures that our customers get the most efficient, maintenance free solutions to their grounding CP/AC mitigation challenges.

We are a dynamic and growing organization, focused on maintaining an Employer of Choice culture that is committed to providing challenging and rewarding career opportunities. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages, robust group benefits and an opportunity to grow professionally within a supportive and stable work environment.

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