SIDNEY, N.Y., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amphenol Industrial Operations (AIO), a division of Amphenol Industrial Products Group, recently opened Amphenol EEC. This new facility, centrally located in Chicago, Illinois, manufactures connectors and cable assemblies that meet the stringent requirements of the Buy America program.
Amphenol's newly acquired EEC division specializes in high-quality prototyping and production of connector solutions. The integrated factory offers CNC machining, tool making, powder coating, as well as potting and overmold processes and uses local vendors for additional processes. This capability allows for quick turn delivery and shortened lead times to market. Amphenol will also support MRO requirements and applications for the market from this centralized facility.
The Buy America program, run by the United States Department of Transportation, requires that transportation infrastructure projects use American-made products and will only provide government funds to American companies that either use or produce steel, iron and manufactured goods that are made solely in the United States.
Mark Cunningham, general manager, Amphenol Industrial Operations, said, "By supporting the Buy America initiative, we are able to provide interconnect solutions for procurement and engineering at US transit agencies, Class 1 railroads as well as rail car and locomotive manufacturers."
Amphenol's connectors and cable assemblies are ideal for use in power and signal applications, intercar jumper cable assemblies, and junction boxes.
"Amphenol is proud to be able to meet the stringent requirements of the railway system as well as support Buy America," said Cunningham.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Amphenol Industrial Products Group, headquartered in a 307,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability power/signal connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, wireless base stations and petrochemical/power generation.
Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol's MIL-DTL-5015 cylindrical, MIL-DTL-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 900 people and is ISO9001, TS96949 and MIL-STD-790 certified.
Amphenol Industrial Products Group is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2015 sales topping $5.6 billion.
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