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Matric Group
www.matric.com / HQ: Seneca, Pa. / Employees: 260 / Specialty: Contract electronic manufacturing / Rick Turner, president and CEO: "I'm very proud of the people we have working for us."

matric group's capabilities
include circuit board and
cable assemblies, as well as
complete electronics systems.

Small but Mighty

matric group's assemblies play critical roles in
several market sectors. by jim harris

Western Pennsylvania is likely not
the first place in the United States
most people think of when it comes to
technology. The knowledge and dedication of Matric Group's engineers
and other staff, however, have made
the company a go-to manufacturer of
electronic components used in a variety of important applications.
"I'm very proud of the people we
have working for us," says Rick Turner,
president and CEO of the Seneca, Pa.based contract manufacturer. "We're
located in a rural area that's not necessarily the heart of Silicon Valley, but
the capabilities we have and the things
we are able to design and build for our
clients are remarkable."
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The company, which was incorporated in 1979 but dates its history back
to 1971, has a less than 1 percent voluntary turnover rate. This is a reflection
of the company's positive internal culture and focus on safety and employee
well-being. "Our very first employee
still works here," Turner adds.
The Matric Group consists of three
divisions: Matric Limited, which
operates in an 80,000-square-foot
facility in Seneca; Dynamic Manufacturing, which manufactures products in a 25,000-square-foot facility
in Freeport, Pa.; and Windurance, an
engineering and design firm of pitch
control systems for utility-grade wind
turbines and other wind energy com-

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ponents that operates a sales and engineering office in Pittsburgh.
The state of Pennsylvania gave
the Matric Limited facility its Governor's Safety Award in 2015. The
Dynamic Manufacturing facility
earned the same honor in 2014. "This
is a prestigious recognition that
less than a dozen companies [in the
state] receive in any one year, and
both of our manufacturing facilities
have won it," Turner says.
The Dynamic Manufacturing facility in Freeport has gone seven
years without an associate having
a work-related medical insurance
claim; the Matric Limited facility
has gone a year without such a claim.
"This is a much higher standard than
lost-time accidents, which are reported to OSHA," he adds.

Critical Applications
Matric Group is a contract manufacturer of electronic assemblies used in
the commercial, industrial, medical
equipment and aerospace markets.
The company's capabilities include
circuit board and cable assemblies as
well as complete systems of electronics and other components that are
pre-assembled, connected and placed
in a ready-to-use enclosure.
Applications for the electronics
produced by Matric Group include
use in heavy industrial equipment,
high-precision laboratory equipment and measurement devices,
life-saving medical devices and aviation components. Many of the components manufactured by the company are used in critical applications
including in wearable defibrillators
worn by heart patients, Turner says.
The company is ISO 9000, AS 9100
and ISO 13485 certified.
Matric Group maintains a wealth of
knowledge to design and manufacture


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