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Total Electronics LLC / HQ: Logansport, Ind. / Employees: 200 / Specialty: Electronics manufacturing / Dave Stover, vice president of operations: “Our goal is that every product we start manufacturing in the morning will be in a box by the end of the day.” system module assemblies, backplane assemblies, configure-to-order systems and wire assemblies. “Our services allow our customers to save lives, ensure national security, open doors, control environments, protect money, provide entertainment, administer medication and protect our soldiers, seamen, and pilots in the armed forces,” the company says. “Simply put, we improve the world with our services.” The company operates plants in Logansport, Ind., and Reynosa, Mexico. A sister company, SMS Technologies, has a plant in San Diego. Spectragraphics Corp. of Anaheim owns Total Electronics and SMS. Other Total Electronics services include design and engineering services such as schematic designs, valueengineering, prototype builds and full test development. The company is ISO 13485 medical services certified, ISO/TS 16949 automotive certified and ISO 9001 certified. It is independently audited every six months at both plants. with vertical integration, total electronics produces circuit boards, boxes and internal assemblies. Wide Capabilities A diverse customer base and its ability to design products to client specifications are two of Total Electronics’ greatest advantages. The company has the capability to not only produce circuit boards, but also the ability to produce the boxes or internal assemblies to place them in. “We strive for vertical integration wherever we can,” Stover says. After initial soldering and assembly, circuit boards go to individualized manufacturing cells where they are customized based on the client. All products go through an automated optical inspection process, and many are also in-circuit tested for quality, he adds. Total ships between 40,000 and 50,000 boards daily from its two plants. The company’s 75,000-square-foot Logansport facility and 25,000- Circuit Training total electronics emphasizes a high level of efficiency in circuit board assembly for clients. by jim harris Total Electronics LLC is ready to take on both large and small-scale electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) jobs. “We’re in the small to mid-size EMS company group,” says Dave Stover, vice president of operations. “I think our niche is we can handle a client’s low- to mid-size jobs, yet we offer the same kind of capabilities as big companies.” Smaller companies or those needing projects in the $1 million to $5 million range often seek out Total 148 WINTER 2011 Electronics to perform jobs larger EMS manufacturers pass on. “Those companies still need a strong, quality system manufacturer and strong project management,” he adds. Total Electronics’ main focus is in manufacturing circuit boards used in electronics systems in the aerospace, automotive, communications, defense, industrial control, medical, renewable energy, security and transportation industries. The company also produces full-

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