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Positran Manufacturing Inc. / Manufacturing site: Norristown, Pa. / Services: Electronic contract manufacturing Employees: 55 / Les Gambacorta, manager of operations: “Our employees are fully engaged in our quality process.” ‘A Direct Interest’ positran says ongoing employee training is a large part of its continuous improvement efforts. by staci davidson pmi cross-trains employees to enhance their skills and ensure it quickly responds to customers’ needs. Positran Manufacturing Inc. (PMI) says clients benefit from working with it because of the flexibility, responsiveness and manufacturing experience it provides. Add to that a skilled work force and a continuous improvement strategy, and the electronic contract manufacturer says it can exceed the ever-changing demands of printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. It had a chance to demonstrate these capabilities not long ago when a client was facing production problems. PMI had been building boards and cables for a New Jersey-based customer, but when the customer acquired a facility in Missouri, it moved 150 SPRING 2010 all operations to the new location. The customer had some issues in the new space, however, so it turned to PMI for a solution. “This customer needed 20 different assemblies built, but they had turnaround and quality problems,” Vice President of Sales Paul Ruzicka says. “We manufactured their product assemblies at our plant and completed the order in four weeks. We also reviewed their products for cost reduction purposes and ended up saving them 12 percent on numerous assemblies. To this day, we are manufacturing these products and more for this customer. “All of this took place within three months, and it is a good example of our capabilities,” he adds. “We can do small prototype runs through to the production of entire product lines. We take pride in everything we manufacture and fully buy in to our clients’ needs. As a result, we’re able to offer clients many suggestions on how to improve their operations and how they can save money.” Based in Norristown, Pa., PMI uses its 45,000 square feet of space to serve a wide range of clients; it has manufactured products for medical equipment, space shuttle launches and large concert venues, and has cre-

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010
Global Strategies
Cost Concerns
Growth Opportunities
Continuous Improvement
Business Value
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Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Club Car Inc.
Parkson Corp.
MKS Instruments Inc.
Amity Technology
Co-Operative Industries
Corbi Plastics
Elyria/Hodge Foundries Co.
Inteplast Group Ltd.
Willbanks Metals
Zotos International Inc.
Akron Foundry Co.
Alo North America
Bosal International
First American Plastic Molding Enterprise
MAC Equipment
Mayville Engineering Co. Inc.
Kurtz Bros. Inc.
Aesco Electronics
Code 3 Inc.
Columbia Marking Tools
Euro-Rite Cabinets
Fampec Technology LLC
Faubion Associates Inc.
Ginsey Industries Inc.
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
Imperial Woodworks Inc.
Innovative Lighting
Liburdi Dimetrics
MTC Transformers
Plastiques GPR
S.A. Robotics
Sunrise Windows
Positran Manufacturing Inc.
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