ETCO Incorporated Engineers Speak on American Manufacturing and Industry Innovation

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Two ETCO engineers were featured in major manufacturing and business publications on the future of American Manufacturing/Engineering and Industry Innovations

Recent Graduate - ETCO Engineer Andrew Sink

Recent Graduate - ETCO Engineer Andrew Sink

We pride ourselves on being one of the longest lasting American brands in custom precision stampings, specialty connectors for medical equipment and aftermarket automotive ignition components.

ETCO Incorporated, a manufacturer of custom precision stampings, automotive ignition components and specialty connectors for medical equipment highlighted the publishing of two articles focusing on the innovation of its engineers. Edward Jacques was featured in this month’s Assembly Magazine focusing on Coil on Plug technology in the automotive market. Andrew Sink was featured in this month’s Biz941 on being an engineer and being a member of the Class of 2012.

ETCO Research & Development engineer Edward Jacques was featured in the April 2012 edition of Assembly Magazine. His article, “Sparking Innovation” was the cover story for this Wire Processing Special Edition. The article detailed research work covering automotive developments in the field of ignition technologies. Ed’s research findings include coil on plug connecting device data showing connections created by these types of assemblies separate at forces much lower than those required for mated terminals. The findings of this comparative study validate the contention, current Coil on Plug “spring type” connecting devices are not as efficient as the mated male to female style terminal connections.

Newly hired ETCO engineering intern Andrew Sink was featured in the May 2012 edition of Biz941. Sink is graduating from the State College of Florida and entered into ETCO’s engineering intern program March of 2012. In the article, Sink talks about his journey from pursuing a degree in music composition to moving into electrical engineering while in college. Sink is part of a select group of students participating in the Iberian Partnership for Technical Excellence in San Sebastian, Spain. Having successfully completed his internship at the end of May, Sink will return to ETCO in the fall to begin working for The Company as a test lab technician.

With engineers based in Florida and Rhode Island, and over 150 patents dating back to 1947, ETCO’s engineers share in a history of American innovation and manufacturing efficiency. John Macaluso, President of ETCO notes, “Our Engineers have over 100 years of combined experience in engineering development and manufacturing.” He continues, “We pride ourselves on being one of the longest lasting American brands in custom precision stampings, specialty connectors for medical equipment and aftermarket automotive ignition components.”

Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.

For more information on ETCO, visit the Company website online at http://www.etco.com

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