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Leadership: Putting Insights Into Action Sept/Oct 2019

Hitting the Trifecta Just in case you don’t know the term, “hitting the Trifecta” is the expression used to describe the ultimate winning bet on a horse race. It means picking the top 3 finishers of the race, in the correct order. Since the odds against doing so are extremely low, the winning payouts are […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals Sept/Oct 2019

ABCs of an LOI A recent exchange with a prospective buyer of a harness company we were representing surprised me. After we had provided her the usual amount of initial information, she requested additional information that included a number of items normally disclosed only after both the buyer and seller sign an LOI (letter of […]

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WHMA Wired-In Sept/Oct 2019

Wired In By Christine Siebert As I have discussed in previous articles, the Wiring Harness Manufacturing’s Association, along with the affiliation with IPC, are finding ways to new ways to bring education to our members and non-members. Our mission is to LEAD, EDUCATE, and CONNECT. WHMA strives to connect our members on industry topics, through […]

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Back to Basics: Proper Selection & Use of Wire Ties

Proper Selection & Use of Wire Ties By Maria Haynes, Lead Product Marketing Specialist, Phoenix Contact USA All tangled up? Do you need a way of cleaning up your cabinet or securing cables for transport? Wire ties keep your cabinet organized, but there’s more to consider than you might think! There are so many decisions […]

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M-EXPO Opportunity for Suppliers/Equipment Manufacturers

Opportunity for Suppliers/Equipment Manufacturers Are you looking for the right opportunity to grow your business? Do you want to get in on the ground floor of the hottest new EXPO? Then come on down, right over the Southern US border to Cd. Juárez, México, in the State of Chihuahua, aka “the Wiring Harness Capital of […]

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Transitioning from In House Production to a Contract Manufacturer:  Opportunities and Challenges

Transitioning from In House Production to a Contract Manufacturer:  Opportunities and Challenges By Tracie Ball and Tom Brazier of RESCO Electronics In today’s challenging manufacturing environment, OEM’s are always looking for opportunities to reduce costs. Recently the RESCO team worked on a new project with a large medical OEM to transition production of a critical […]

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Wire Stripping Technology: A Better Blade

Wire Stripping Technology: A Better Blade Mechtrix Corporation, a manufacturer of tooling for the wire processing industry, has recently developed and patented a new wire stripping blade design they call the Cyclonic-V®. It has a unique geometry and an enhanced slicing action that is especially suited for some of the more exotic insulation materials. Bil […]

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Streamlining Inbound Marketing: Falconer Electronics Develops In-house Quote Tool

Streamlining Inbound Marketing: Falconer Electronics Develops In-house Quote Tool Falconer Electronics has been a successful manufacturer of custom Wire Harnesses and Ground Straps since 1985. Yet, like many companies in the contract manufacturing arena, attracting new customers who fit their core competency became a challenge. As Roger Hall, Founder and President of Falconer Electronics explained, […]

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Indepth Look at Zuken’s New Harness Builder for E3.series 2018

Indepth Look at Zuken’s New Harness Builder for E3.series 2018 Accurately Quote Harnesses Zuken is introducing its new release of Harness Builder for E3.series. This E3.series module is designed to be used by harness manufacturers for the accurate generation of quotations and estimates plus the full creation of nailboard/pegboard documentation. Harness Builder for E3.series 2018 […]

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How Reason Codes Help Reduce Machine Downtime

How Reason Codes Help Reduce Machine Downtime By Paul Hogendorn The worst enemy of any manufacturer is machine downtime. How to control and mitigate downtime is a constant battle for manufacturers trying to increase efficiency and maintain peak production. At FreePoint, through machine monitoring and production tracking technologies, we work with manufacturers to minimize downtime […]

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IPC to Offer Schleuniger’s Online Training Courses

IPC to Offer Schleuniger’s Unique Wire Processing Expertise Through Online Training Courses Global electronics industry association IPC has partnered with the Swiss-based technology group Schleuniger to offer IPC members online wire processing training from Schleuniger’s S.University. Making these renowned training courses available through the IPC EDGE online portal will allow companies the flexibility to train […]

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The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry July/Aug 2019

The Power Women of the Wire Harness Industry by Melissa Femia Savita Deshpande is the Engineering and Quality Manager at Amphenol-CTI in Ontario, Canada.  As she worked in the wire harness industry for many years, she has a strong overall knowledge of wire harnessing.  Savita moved to Canada from India, where much of her family […]

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WHMA Wired-In July/Aug 2019

Wired In  By Christine Siebert  Learn How You Can Contribute to the IPC/WHMA-A-620 Standard That Your Company, Customers and Suppliers Depend On  Do you design wire harnesses? Do you build wire harnesses? Do you purchase wire harnesses? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this article is for you! If you work […]

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Saeed Mogadam Announces Retirement

Saeed Mogadam Announces Retirement If you have attended the Wire Processing Expo or WHMA events over the years, you are no doubt familiar with Saeed Mogadam. Saeed is President of TELSONIC Solutions, LLC, and recently announced his retirement. A true gentleman, he is not one to talk about himself. But with some convincing, we managed […]

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Wire Wisdom – Anixter July/Aug 2019 -Solid vs. Foamed Cable Insulation

Solid vs. Foamed Cable Insulation by Anixter Communication cables use a variety of insulation materials to achieve precise electrical characteristics. Without this precise control, the successful transmission of communication signals would be impossible, rendering modern communication equipment useless. What is insulation? Cable insulation can be identified as the part of a cable that is typically […]

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Company Profile: TMA Cables

Company Profile: TMA Cables If you like a good turn-around story, you’ll like this issue’s profile. TMA cables is in Albuquerque, New Mexico and provides contract manufacturing services for cables, wiring harnesses, coaxial assemblies, coil winding and box builds. They also do PCB assemblies including thru-hole technology, and have in-house engineering and design capabilities to […]

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Wire-to-Wire Success Once Again at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Show

Wire-to-Wire Success Once Again at the Electrical Wire Processing Technology Show Hartland, WI [MAY 2019]—Attendance hit an all-time high this year at the 19thAnnual Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo held May 8 & 9 in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Center. Billed as the “Nation’s Largest Dedicated Wire Processing Event”, the show’s 3005 attendees represented a […]

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M & A 101: Lessons Learned From Decades of Deals July/Aug 2019

A Component Nightmare  By Loren Smith Ask me to describe the most frustrating, frenzied day in all my years owning and operating a wire harness company, and I will have an immediate response: the day every single plant manager of a multinational manufacturer of construction equipment was calling me and venting. That’s because the absence […]

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Could Grease Be the Answer to Reducing Electrical Connection Failures?

Could Grease Be the Answer to Reducing Electrical Connection Failures? By Brian Kinkade, Nye Lubricants According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders caused by repetitive motion account for 31 percent of all workplace injuries. These injuries not only cause serious health problems, but also cost employers billions of dollars in workers compensation. If […]

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Mexico – The New China

Mexico – The New China Mike Bowen is a busy man. And there’s good reason. With his company, Ammex, he has been very busy helping manufacturers who wish to open shop in Mexico. But it’s not like it was back in the 1980’s and 90’s when a lot of companies were moving production out of […]

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