Yesterday I attended the ribbon cutting for Suntron, a company that has opened a manufacturing facility in Methuen at Griffin Brook Park. It is great news for Methuen, with the firm slated to add 100 manufacturing jobs at that facility. I was joined by Lt. Governor Tim Murray, Rep. Niki Tsongas, and State Reps Linda Dean Campbell and Barbara L’Italien for the ceremony. Adding jobs should be priority one for all, and manufacturing jobs are especially desirable. Thank you to Suntron for investing business capital in Methuen, and thank you to Governor Patrick and Rep. Tsongas for their help as well. The press release from Suntron is below.
Suntron Corporation Announces Northeast Facility Grand Opening Event
9/30/2010 12:00:00 AM
Methuen, MA – September 30, 2010 – Suntron Corporation, a leader in the area of integrated Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) and Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) technology, with facilities across the US and in Mexico, will cut the ribbon at its new manufacturing site in
Methuen, MA at 1:00 PM, October 05, 2010.
This new facility is the culmination of months of effort to combine the work previously done in two separate sites, into a larger, newer, state of the art facility. “The move to combine our northeast services under one roof clearly demonstrates Suntron’s commitment to the region and to our customers,” Roger White, VP and General Manager of the Eastern Region, stated. “We have expanded our box build manufacturing footprint and with significant capital investment, we are expanding our circuit card capacity and capabilities. I look forward to introducing everyone to the exciting new facility.”
Mike Churchill, VP of Operations for Suntron, commented on the teamwork needed to put this together. “We had amazing cooperation from so many local people and organizations, including our team of realtors from Colliers Meredith and Grew, the City of Methuen, the local Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, and the Massachusetts Business Development and Business Services groups. Their total support and guidance allowed us to accomplish our objectives in a very timely manner and we look forward to introducing everyone to our exciting new facility.”
The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be hosted by Ed Wheeler, President and CEO of Suntron. Lt. Governor Timothy P. Murray, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Mayor William M. Manzi, III and Joe Bevilacqua, President and CEO of the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce will all participate at the event. Factory tours will begin immediately following the ceremony.
For further information on this event and the day’s agenda, please visit http://www.suntroncorp.com.
About Suntron Corporation:
Suntron delivers complete manufacturing services and solutions to support the entire life cycle of complex products in the medical, aerospace & defense, Industrial, Networking & telecommunications, and semiconductor capital equipment market segments. Headquartered in Phoenix, Suntron operates four full-service manufacturing facilities and two quick-turn facilities in North America. Suntron’s services include engineering services, printed circuit card assembly, box build, large scale and complex system integration, COTS and test.