Telect Unveils New USA Manufacturing Operations; Moves Into New Facility in Plano, Texas

More than $3 Million Investment in the Telecom Corridor; Facility Supports Data and Telecom Center Metal Fabrication and Systems Development

Dec 15, 2010, 09:00 ET from Telect

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Telect, a privately held developer and manufacturer of power and connectivity systems, equipment racks and cabinets, fiber optic and copper connectivity and other layer one network infrastructure solutions for communications and data center service providers, unveils its new USA manufacturing operations in Plano, Texas, today.

Telect, which has been located in Plano, Texas and the North American telecom corridor community since 2004 when it acquired the Hendry Telephone Products Company, now utilizes a 100,000-square-foot facility at 1801 10th Street. With a best-in-class GR487-designed paint system and new power systems development center, Telect's strengthened effectiveness will enhance the company's service of its North American customers and multinational original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Telect supports wireless and wireline service providers, data networks and OEMs, and effectively exports outside of North America from Plano.

"In Plano, we have great employees, a central location for manufacturing and distribution, and proximity to our partners and customers," said Tom Potter, Telect's director of North American operations. "The Plano facility is crucial for Telect to serve our North American customers and multinational OEMs, and as a link to our Guadalajara, Mexico facility."

With global headquarters in Liberty Lake, Wash., the Plano facility is utilized for manufacturing and integrating outdoor enclosures and power systems for wireless networks, equipment racks for data centers and telecom central office infrastructure, power distribution panels, and other products.

Telect invested more than $3 million in this state-of-the-art facility, including the new paint facility and other proprietary development investments for customers.

"In addition to manufacturing, the new facility will also serve as a center for systems development, and allow Telect customers to collaborate on innovative new designs," said Paul Knight, Telect's vice president of product development. "It's a place to try, test and show."

Telect embraces a lean manufacturing and quick-turn model with its TL 9000/ISO-9001 certifications, as well as its fast design and delivery of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and power systems. Telect will continue with its Green Delivery Program to many communications OEMs in the local area.

About Telect

Telect provides connectivity, power, outdoor enclosure, and equipment rack and cable management solutions for global communications networks.  Headquartered in Liberty Lake, WA, USA, Telect also operates a facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. Telect, Telecom Tycoon, Hendry Telephone Products and Connecting the Future are registered trademarks of Telect, Inc. Learn more at