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Welcome to Schippers & Crew Inc.

We took a chance on this industry in 1989, two people determined to start a business and provide a service that would be valuable to others. We chose electronics contract manufacturing because of our experience in the area, and because we believed we could do a better job of providing assembly services and creating customer relationships than many other companies already in the field.

Over the years, our belief has been confirmed.  Our customer base has expanded again and again along with the size of our crew, square footage and equipment list. There have been many challenges along the way: booms and busts, outsourcing to foreign countries at the expense of the U.S. economy, and of course, plenty of local competition.  In the twenty-some years of our existence, we believe we’ve come to be among the soundest companies in our field.

We place emphasis on customer service and communication.  If you’re looking for a contract manufacturer, please come see us, tour our facility and talk to our people. We’d like to be your contract manufacturer!

Bert Schippers and Lynne Hoverson founded Schippers & Crew, Inc. in January of 1990.  2015 marks our 25th Anniversary in Electronics Manufacturing Services!  Much has been accomplished during our first 25 years of operation.  Below is a year by year summary of events in our history

April 2015

2015

25 YEARS! 

It’s our 25th Anniversary!  We celebrate with an employee party at the top of the tallest building in Seattle, at the Columbia Tower Club.  […]

November 2014

2014

2014 is a year of continued organization after completing our acquisition of Asemco in 2013.  We celebrate with an open house in May for our […]

April 2013

2013

2013 is a year of exciting changes and opportunities!

In April we begin the asset acquisition process of one of our competitors – Asemco. Over a […]

December 2012

2012

2012 is another solid year for Schippers & Crew, in fact our revenues are they highest they’ve ever been!

This year we make many improvements to […]

October 2011

2011

2011 is a year of continued recovery – in fact we end up having one of our best years to date! We pick up […]

April 2010

2010

It’s our 20th ANNIVERSARY!!! Wow! So much has happened in those 20 years. We are proud of having achieved this milestone and […]

February 2009

2009

2009 begins with the go live of our new ERP software! Overall it goes as smoothly as one could hope for – it’s a big […]

January 2008

2008

2008 becomes a year of organization and strengthening our core assets – our employees. We also carry out some shop improvements. There are no major […]

April 2007

2007

2007 realized a steady progression towards increased organizational, sales and marketing efforts. We exhibited successfully in the March Amcon show, which has become the […]

March 2006

2006

2006 started out busy – there was no lag in demand after the holidays of 2005! In fact, we produced more in the first […]

September 2005

2005

In September we purchased and installed a new EKRA X2 screen printer to support our expanding SMT production. We also expanded our test capability […]

May 2005

2005

We hit our 15th Anniversary!!! We host a very successful Open House and Anniversary celebration in May – with highest every attendance!

A big […]

December 2004

2004

This year was a year of continued production and increased sales & marketing activity. There were no major equipment acquisitions, but we did make […]

January 2003

2003

We start this year off with more new equipment! In January, we install an AOI (Automated Optical Inspection) machine – this is a machine that […]

June 2002

2002

2002 brings many challenges, number one being the global “recession”. We see orders pushed out in a number of the industries we serve, and we […]

June 2001

2001

2001 brings about more improvements to our management team, and once again, more new equipment! In the middle of the year we aquire two machines […]

March 2000

2000

We arrive at our 10th Anniversary!!! We have grown so much over the years – from just 1100 square feet to 12,000; from a few […]

January 1999

1999

In 1999 we make significant additions to our management team, adding both a new Production Manager and for the first time, a full-time Engineering Manager, […]

February 1998

1998

We improve our SMT line in 1998 by adding a new larger reflow machine, and improve capabilities in our cable unit by adding wire cut […]

January 1997

1997

We continue assembling and promoting. Our Marketing Manager continues to send out our ever-popular newsletter, and updates the format to 4 pages sent out every […]

November 1996

1996

1996 is a year of continued expansion. In November, we exhibit for the first time at the Northcon show, a local conference and convention for […]

August 1995

1995

Our move finally takes place at the end of July and at the beginning of August we start in the new facility!

The move is a […]

May 1995

1995

Our 5 year anniversary! We look back and see the progress we’ve made, from a mere startup to a company of 30 staff. The company […]

April 1994

1994

In 1994 the company becomes a corporation. We continue to increase the volume of work done in all areas – through-hole, SMT and Turnkey services. […]

February 1993

1993

Expanding our space for the second time we add another 1000+ square feet. This gives us more space for assembly and also room for a […]

August 1992

1992

The Crew switches to full time employment, stabilizing production schedules and increasing efficiency. As the Crew continues to grow, Bert and Lynne see their employees […]

May 1991

1991

1991 is a year of steady expansion – we increase our number of customers and more than quadruple our sales! Late in the year we […]

August 1990

1990

Culminating several years of related electronics and finance experience, Bert and Lynne decide to go full time into the contract manufacturing business. The decision is […]

March 1989

1989

While working full time as Production Manager & Purchaser at a local OEM where Lynne Hoverson heads the finance division, Bert Schippers works on contract […]