GEMS Sensors and Controls Announces the Completion of Building Expansion

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Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems announces the completion of its 20,000 square foot expansion at its Plainville, CT headquarters. Gems broke ground for the expansion in early April of this year and celebrated the completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011.

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From left to right: Betty Boukus, State Representative 22nd Assembly District; Mark DeVoe, Director, Planning and Economic Development - Town of Plainville; Anne De Greefe-Saft, President of Gems Sens

Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems announces the completion of its 20,000 square foot expansion at its Plainville, CT headquarters. Gems broke ground for the expansion in early April of this year and celebrated the completion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011.

Gems was founded in 1955 by inventors Edward H. Moore and Gordon Seigle. Their first commercial success was a bilge switch for the small boating industry. Rapid acceptance of Gems’ products for marine and industrial applications led to continual expansion of facilities and staff – in Plainville as well as overseas in Europe and Asia.

Throughout the entire planning and construction phase Gems management worked closely with town officials Mark Devoe, Director of Planning & Economic Development and Robert E. Lee, Town Manager in order to adhere to Plainville’s Low Impact Development (LID) standards that reduce the negative impacts of traditional development on water resources. As a result, Gems’ construction included the creation of an infiltration basin with a soil and grass swale that naturally filters runoff and returns it to the ground. This approach closely maintains pre-development hydrology and reduces the effects of building runoff on Plainville’s water systems.

“We are very pleased with the new addition of space to our manufacturing facility,” says Patrick Murphy, Director of Operations for Gems Sensors and Controls. “The additional space will allow us to continue to grow our product offering and serve the unique needs of our customers around the world. I am particularly excited about the addition of a dedicated area to accommodate the special requirements of our customers in the medical industry throughout the world.”

About Gems Sensors & Controls
Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies across a broad range of industries through out the world due to its extensive application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs, and customer centric approach to problem solving to meet customer-specific needs. Gems Sensors & Controls is a leading global manufacturer of: liquid level, flow and pressure sensors; solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems with facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, UL, and CE certified.

For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600. http://www.GemsSensors.com.

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