MEC-CME Adopts a Conflict Minerals Policy

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MEC-CME is committed to preventing the use of specified conflict minerals sourced from ores mined in the conflict areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its nine adjoining countries.

As a non-SEC registered small business, MEC-CME is not directly subject to the conflict metals reporting requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act; however, we are responsibly working with our customers, suppliers and industry organizations to create a system of controls to insure transparency and traceability for the conflict minerals supply chain.

“We deal with many large clients in the aerospace and defense industries that are bound by law to follow Dodd-Frank,” said Qurban Khalsa, Chief Operating Officer. “We have adopted the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) standards as a reporting tool for due diligence in conjunction with the EICC Conflict-Free Smelters Program and we have posted our Conflict Minerals Policy Statement on our website at”

According to Wikipedia: “Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, by the Congolese National Army, and various armed rebel groups, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), a proxy Rwandan militia group. The looting of the Congo's natural resources is not limited to domestic actors; during the Congo Wars, Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi particularly profited from the Congo's resources. These governments have continued to smuggle resources out of the Congo to this day. The profits from the sale of these minerals finance continued fighting in the Second Congo War, and control of lucrative mines becomes a focus of the fighting as well. The most commonly mined minerals are cassiterite, wolframite, coltan, and gold, which are extracted from the Eastern Congo, and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by multinational electronics companies.”

Meehan Electronics Corporation (MEC) and Cord Master Engineering (CME) are part of the rich heritage of the electronics industry in Berkshire County. For 40 years MEC has specialized in the electronic component value added services, cable assembly, and turnkey manufacturing. The principal business activities of MEC include component tinning, electronic components solderability testing and restoration, electronic component lead forming, marking, tape & reel, XRF analysis and electrical screening, contract manufacturing, manufacturing cable and wire harness assembly and refurbishment of electronic enclosures and sub-assemblies. MEC is also an FAA certified Part 145 Repair Station. For over 25 years CME has specialized in manufacturing power cords, complex wire harnesses and cable assemblies to the most demanding specifications. With our molding and overmolding capabilities and UL certification, CME is also focused on the design and manufacture of almost any custom LSZH cable or cord for both commercial and military applications.

In 2004 MEC and CME were joined through an acquisition and today the two divisions function together as a single workforce operating in the same facility in North Adams, MA. Employees have years of industry expertise and are cross trained across a broad range of skills. Both divisions are AS9100-C and ISO9001:2008 certified and are committed to continuous improvement in quality, cost structure, manufacturing technologies and customer service. Additional information can be found at

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