ERI Brings a Production Facility in From the Cold
Broadcast component manufacturer Electronics Research Inc. has moved a production facility
from Gray, Maine, to its headquarters in Chandler, Ind.
This particular operation makes television filters, waveguide and coaxial switches, patch panels, directional couplers and other RF components. The announcement
listed benefits of the move: a “larger,
state-of-art manufacturing facility and cross-trained workforce”; better access
to engineering, internal sales support and software resources; and a more
ERI quoted President/CEO Tom Silliman saying the relocation
process “presented many challenges, however ERI was able to successfully
complete the move with no disruption to deliveries. The move to the Chandler
facility means that all manufacturing now takes place at the corporate
headquarters with access to all of the advantages and resources that entails.”
VP of Marketing Bill Harland
told Radio World in an email that the facility employed 11 people. “None of those individuals offered relocation to ERI’s Indiana factory accepted,” he said. The facility was among assets of the
Broadcast Products Business Unit that ERI acquired from Andrew Corp. in 2003. It housed the Passive Power Products business that Andrew in turn had acquired in
1999 from its founder Spencer Smith.