Strategic Partners

AFCOM’s Strategic Partners support the data center industry by providing thought leadership, education, resources and solutions to the challenges and issues that IT and facilities professionals tackle daily. Their strong commitment to this industry is demonstrated through the support they show to AFCOM’s members.

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Bick Group
12969 Manchester Road
St Louis, MO 63131

P: 314-993-3355

Bick Group is a data center and cloud computing services firm. Bick Group designs, builds and sustains data centers and cloud computing environments for enterprises, government agencies and third-party data center operators worldwide. Since its founding in 1964, Bick Group has helped its clients navigate the transition of their infrastructure from punch-card to mainframe to client server and now to the cloud. Our services include: Strategy Consulting, Energy Efficiency Audits, Engineering, Design-Build, and Ongoing Managed Maintenance Plans. Our footprint extends across the U.S. as well as internationally.


8609 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

EATON is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and automation, monitoring products and services as well as data center containment and airflow management solutions. EATON s global electrical product series, includes Wright Line® Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, and Santak®. EATON provides customer-driven PowerChain® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center and OEM market worldwide. EATON s PowerChain solutions help enterprises achieve sustainable and competitive advantages through proactive management of the power system as a strategic, integrated asset throughout its life cycle, resulting in enhanced safety, greater reliability and more efficient energy.


Emerson Network Power
630 Westar Blvd
Westerville, OH 43082

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity” from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. Local Emerson Network Power service technicians support each solution globally. Liebert AC power, precision cooling and monitoring products and services from Emerson Network Power deliver Efficiency Without Compromise” by helping customers optimize their data center infrastructure to reduce costs and deliver high availability. Avocent and Aperture Software from Emerson Network Power are used to manage the physical infrastructure of data centers, reduce risk, improve efficiency through planning and management of data center resources, and provide real-time monitoring of the environment.


Methode Electronics Data Solutions Group
1111 Digital Drive, Suite 150
Richardson, TX 75081

Methode – Data Solutions Group (DSG) – is comprised of three brands: Connectivity Technologies, Inc., dataMate and Automated Intelligent Solutions. Methode DSG companies are recognized leaders in technology development, design innovation and product reliability. We design, manufacture, market and install innovative solutions for commercial data center and communications applications. Whether automating a data center s asset tracking, outfitting a data center’s connectivity or putting the latest high-speed copper transceivers into mission critical switch gear, the Data Solutions Group provides advanced and versatile solutions. Proficient at developing custom-engineered and application-specific products and solutions, we are a global supplier with design and vertically integrated manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.


Schneider Electric
1415 S. Roselle Road
Palatine, IL 60067

P: 847-397-2600

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications.
Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company’s 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion Euros in 2008, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy™”.
Schneider Electric’s Buildings Business is a leading provider of integrated building management solutions focused on energy efficiency, security and solutions. Those solutions deliver 24/7/365 uptime and protection in the data center space. APC by Schneider Electric is a global leader in critical power and cooling services, providing industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Square D by Schneider Electric is one of the most trusted names in electrical distribution, power and control, from residential to industrial construction.


Strategic Directions
Level 9, Springfield Tower
145 Sinnathamby Blvd,
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300
P: 1300 786 566

The Strategic Directions Group Pty Ltd are ICT master planners and strategists, providing vendor-independent IT and telecommunications advice to federal, state and local government organisations and commercial enterprises at executive management level. The company’s major focus is helping clients improve their operational efficiency and maximising their return on investment. Our specialist areas of business include ICT master planning to provide the most effective IT, telecommunications and data centre infrastructure for your company, precinct, region, or state. Closely linked to that is our digital economy planning service, augmented by the design, development and management of green sustainable data centres, aligned to service needs of our customers. To learn more, visit


1572 Tilco Drive
Frederick, MD 21704

P: 301-620-2033

STULZ-ATS is a manufacturer of environmental control equipment including a full line of energy efficient precision air conditioners, ultrasonic humidifiers, and desiccant dehumidifiers. Located in Frederick, MD, they are responsible for product development, manufacturing, and distribution for the North American arm of the international STULZ GROUP. The company earned its reputation as innovators by re-thinking precision cooling in the data center when they introduced EC plug fan technology into computer room air handlers. They continue to bring innovative products to the market including the 2010 unveiling of CRAH replacement and EC-Fan retrofit kits, two energy-saving solutions for the owners of existing data centers. STULZ-ATS’s unique design developments allow data center owners to reap exceptional energy savings.