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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, both with many years of experience in electronics manufacturing.

On the equipment side, we add ICT (In-Circuit Test) capabilities with our HP3070 testing machine. We add a brand new Mydata MY12 […]

January 19th, 1999|


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 and strip equipment.

We place our first BGA. X-ray inspection results reveal complete success!

We become a member of AEA, the American Electronics Association, and again exhibit at the Northcon show.

February 19th, 1998|


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 other month. Near the end of the year we are finally able to add medical insurance to the expanding list of benefits for our employees.

January 19th, 1997|


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 the electronics industry. This enables us to promote to new potential customers, and meet and talk to many customers, vendors and representatives.

Also, during this year we create a new brochure, […]

November 19th, 1996|


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 huge task–we underestimate it and the setup time. Though we do produce and deliver during the first week, a good portion of it is also spent unpacking and organizing, etc.

We […]

August 19th, 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 feels “so big” when the 5-year anniversary stickers arrive!

The Crew continues to grow in number and in cultural diversity. People born in Holland, Vietnam, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Laos, Minnesota, Cambodia, […]

May 19th, 1995|


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. We acquire our first company-owned delivery vehicle, a Dodge mini-van!

During this year we get busier and busier. The aisles grow narrow with the amount of work in the shop. Having […]

April 19th, 1994|


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 training area!

From the very beginning, statistics have been kept, charted and used to monitor the performance of the company. As the company grows and increases production for its customers, the […]

February 19th, 1993|


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 getting married, buying cars and homes, and starting families. They suddenly realize their greater burden of responsibility as employers for the continued survival and growth of the company to maintain […]

August 19th, 1992|


1991 is a year of steady expansion – we increase our number of customers and more than quadruple our sales! Late in the year we double our space by leasing another 1100 square feet on the 1st floor of the building directly below our original space.

May 19th, 1991|