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The annual celebration of modern manufacturing, National Manufacturing Day, is almost here. Landing on the first Friday in October, NMD is an important industry highlight for community groups and companies, including our team at Connectronics Corp. Thus, we are bringing you the details of the day so that you can make the most of it too.

What is National Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day 2017 is Friday, October 6th. At least 2,100+ events across the nation will occur to commemorate all things manufacturing, with the goal to inspire the upcoming generation of manufacturers. It is on this day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), that manufacturers across the country invite community members into industry facilities to educate them about relevant career opportunities, dispel manufacturing industry myths, and spotlight how manufacturers influence communities.

Since it began in 2012, MFG DAY has seen participation rates significantly increase, from the amount of events to the number of visitors. All 50 US states and Puerto Rico regularly participate in National Manufacturing Day, and the resurgence of US manufacturing as of late is a welcome sight.


MFG DAY’s Implications

In 2016 alone, over 267,000 students took part in MFG DAY. When these students were later surveyed by Deloitte about their experiences, 67 percent expressed increased motivation in seeking a manufacturing career and 84 percent were more convinced that manufacturing offers intriguing, rewarding careers.

This is good news for reshoring enthusiasts, such as NAM, Connectronics, and many other US manufacturers. We support bringing jobs back home. Other National Manufacturing Day initiatives that we align with include bridging the US skills gap and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Connectronics Corp. commits to continually providing rugged and dependable connectors and interconnects for a range of commercial and industrial uses, from medical and avionics to radar, stage lighting, oil exploration, and nuclear. We position our quality products and services to exceed customer expectations.

Stay up to date on manufacturing developments and Connectronics news by following our blog, as well as connecting on Twitter and LinkedIn. Reach out and contact us today for your next project.



At Connectronics we’re busy gearing up for an expansion in February and March of 2017. To date, we’ve been working with Wiremax in an operational location of 28,000 sq. feet, but the expansion will mean an additional 18,000 sq. feet of space. This extra room will be used for storage, an additional work area, and more flexibility to meet the growing demands of our customers and company.

Part of the expansion of Connectronics is due to the growing needs of the aerospace, high-tech, and military industries. Producing our rubber insulators and molded components means customers are able to get the high powered capabilities they need from our newest molding machine.

At Connectronics, we thrive on innovation and providing our customers with answers to all their connection issues. Whether it’s for the aerospace, defense, medical, or entertainment industries, we strive to provide the necessary components in a timely manner. We are also looking forward to the latest in hyperloop rail systems.

Back in 2013, Elon Musk devised a hyperloop system that is able to transport people faster than any other land based transportation. It works by using a vacuum tube and capsules that carry each person. The pod is propelled through the tube by using electromagnets, which help suspend the container above the rails. In theory, the capsule could be propelled up to 750 mph. Once this speed is reached, it could glide for up to 100 miles. One benefit of this type of transportation would be the minimal energy it takes, with only five percent of the line using electricity.

Connectronics has also recently been involved in projects in Brazil which use industrial filters and with filtering air for coal miners workers using electrostatic filters. This coming year we look forward to continuing to serve our client base and keeping up to date on new developments that are happening. Stay tuned for our upcoming blog where we’ll take a look at the filtering projects more in depth.

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages throughout the year!

From the team at Connectronics, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!


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The US manufacturing sector has contributed close to $2.17 trillion to the economy in 2015.

The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte have jointly estimated that about 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will open up over the next 10 years.

With the recent spate of reshoring activities and better trade relations with the developing world, seems like production is back at the forefront of the US GDP!

There is one serious issue though that has the entire country scrambling to find counter measures. It is known as the “Skill Gap.”

Out of the fabled 3.5 million vacancies, about 2 million will go unfilled because of a lack of suitable candidates.

The world wants US products. But the nation’s hands are tied. Unless it can get graduates and school students to change their perception of manufacturing and take an active interest in the industry, there is no way to capitalize on the influx of opportunities that have already started coming its way.

The National Manufacturing Day is An Effective Step in the Right Direction:

Within a few short years, the National Manufacturing Day has caught on in terms of popularity. Celebrated every year on the first Friday of October, it is a ritualistic mingling and connection of demand (manufacturing companies) and talent (school and college students) in an authentic setting.

Businesses invite potential employees into the very heart of their manufacturing operations and give them a glimpse of what it is like to be working with cutting edge technologies like robotics to create everything from weapons to medical equipment. Students who will be helming the ship of production in the coming few decades get to realize the benefits of a career in manufacturing like better pay, more health and welfare perks and direct involvement in strengthening the infrastructure of the country.

They walk away from the experience enriched and informed. Experts are hopeful that the National Manufacturing Day held this October the 7th will take forward this understanding and clarity resulting in a spontaneous bridging of the Skill Gap.

Connectronics Has Been a Mainstay of Manufacturing:

A recognized custom producer of specialized connectors and interconnection systems that supply:

Connectronics Corp. understands the importance of manufacturing like no other and wholeheartedly supports the endeavor of the National Manufacturing Day.

It is easy to delight and dazzle customers in fields like retail and hospitality. There is an inherent component of luxury to these experiences that technical sectors find difficult to replicate. Keeping in mind this restriction, Connectronics Corp. has developed a culture of client satisfaction through matchless quality and meticulous attention to requirements and details. Who said swank surroundings are required to ensure happy buyers? When the output matches exactly what was desired, even complicated connectors and interconnection systems can bring some serious satisfaction.

 The Legacy of Connectronics Corp:

Connectronics is a market leader when it comes to supplying reliable and robust High Voltage Connectors, High Current Connectors, Underwater Connectors, and Cable Assemblies to myriad industries spanning the spectrum of medical, avionics, analytical instruments, aerospace, nuclear, underwater, radar and oil exploration, and stage lighting.

Our reputation is based on a faultless 360-degree system that rests on the tenets of exceeding expectations, continuous upgrades and in-house manufacturing improvements, lucid understanding of customer requirements, gauging of customer satisfaction and quality assurance of the development, design and manufacturing processes.

Connectronics is proud to hold both ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C registrations for strict quality management across all its departments and divisions.

 The Delivery Sequence That Always Puts the Buyer First:

Connectronics Corp. believes in relinquishing responsibility only when the consignment reaches the premises of the buyer. Our proactive monitoring of procurement of the highest quality raw material, innovative CNC machine tools and best in business skilled technicians has led to the creation of a process that makes the most of the cumulative 300 years of hands-on experience that the team boasts.

  1. The orientation session is all about extracting what the client requires in the deliverables. The touch point is between a buyer representative and an experienced consultant who understands the customer’s industry and the project specs.
  2. The critical component parameters are then modeled for proper evaluation of the design and to ensure integrity in extenuating client site circumstances.
  3. The actual production involves fully trained and qualified manufacturers who have mastered the application of latest CNC machining techniques. Frequent inspections are also carried out to highlight possible defects and optimize design.
  4. After validation of external and internal electrical and engineering characteristics, the items are carefully packaged and delivered to the client.

Connectronics Corp. strives to make each interaction with a buyer better than the last experience. We have set a new benchmark for excellence in service delivery by offering clients end to end connector solutions that get it right – the first time. Contact us for details and price lists.

As we get set to close out one year and start another, the holiday season is a good time to remember and reflect upon our many activities and accomplishments at Connectronics. Looking at things from a business perspective, the Connectronics team has continued to serve the aerospace, avionics, analytical instruments, oil exploration and many other industries. Together, we offer our customers more than 300 years of combined connector and interconnect experience, and it’s something we continue to enjoy doing!

We believe our work reflects our dedication to what we do as a company and that our experience shows how committed we are to serving our customers. We work with people from a variety of industries and, on a more personal level, this ultimately means that we are impacting the everyday lives of our families and friends. The airplanes we contribute to will be flying our loved ones to their destinations this holiday season. Complex problems that our family members and friend endure are often solved using analytical instruments that can make lives better in so many ways; and advances in medical technology help to keep the population healthy and living longer. The specialized electronic connectors and interconnection systems we proudly design and manufacture right here in the USA help to keep people connected throughout the year.

If you’re not already familiar with everything we do at Connectronics, take a few minutes to read previous blog posts we’ve published. They help to tell the story about how we keep everyone connected, and how we impact the lives of many people around the world. You can scroll through the blog, or click on the links here:

Cables for Electrostatic Filters for the Mining Industry: Critical for Worker Safety
How the Oil and Gas Boom is Benefitting Manufacturing
Aerospace Industry is Still Flying High
The Benefits of Products Made in the USA
Serving the Defense Industry with Pride
Revolutionizing the Material Handling Industry
Demanding Underwater Applications Require Reliable Underwater Connectors
“Manufacturing Day” Celebrates Careers, Reshoring Benefits, and Everything Happening in Industry Today
New Molding Machine Expands Our Capabilities
On Land, In Water, Up Above: Our Products Are Everywhere!

Looking ahead to 2016 and beyond, we plan to continue to play our role in keeping industries connected. This is an opportunity we are grateful for, and something we like to think about during the holiday season. From our Connectronics family to your family, we wish you a happy holiday season!

On the first Friday in October the U.S. celebrates National Manufacturing Day. That Manufacturing Day Imagebeing said, we have a lot to celebrate in the manufacturing industry 2015. Manufacturing Day is “a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers […] Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October… any day can be a Manufacturing Day.”

NAM (the National Association of Manufacturers) declares that hundreds of Manufacturing Day events were planned this year. As in previous years, Manufacturing Day events celebrate what’s happening in all types of industries, and the events planned for the day offer the next generation of workers an insider’s view of what’s happening behind the scenes. There’s a lot going on in U.S. manufacturing this year, including re-shoring, more manufacturing jobs, exciting careers, and the possible start of “the next industrial revolution!”

A recent TechCrunch article reports, “The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products.” Sounds futuristic and exciting, doesn’t it?!

There’s more about manufacturing that everyone can be excited about right now, like reshoring and the increase of jobs. Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that manufacturers added 15,000 new workers in July. This is the fastest pace in six months and offered evidence that activity in the manufacturing sector is growing.

Reshoring is also happening at a rapid pace, and it’s a win-win for everyone here in the U.S. Forbes reported that “the data shows that U.S. factories have become more competitive in recent years; offshoring is fading and reshoring is making gains.” More U.S. companies who have previously outsourced overseas are moving their manufacturing operations back to the U.S. Thankfully, Connectronics has been on the receiving end of reshoring and we’re experiencing the benefits first-hand. Several of our customers have brought their work back to us, and back to the U.S., after outsourcing to other countries.

Yes, manufacturers and close-knit industries have a lot to celebrate on Manufacturing Day this year! Our blog today focuses on only several reasons to celebrate; however, there is so much more to be proud of and celebrate in the industry! As manufacturers of specialized connectors and interconnection systems for all types of industries, all of us at Connectronics will be celebrating too.

Happy Manufacturing Day from Connectronics!

Independence day. flag usaIn the last few years, consumers have begun to question the origins of their products. Realizing the importance of our past manufacturing history and our current economic and industrial issues has caused consumers to look for and request products made in the U.S. by their neighbors, friends, and relatives.

As we celebrate the month the U.S. declared itself a free nation, we’d like to reflect on the American manufacturing industry. This once vital economic powerhouse was the backbone of our nation. Up until the 1960s, most products consumers needed were made in this country. Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing with the assembly line and American workers were at the forefront of the manufacturing revolution.

The turning point came when overseas manufacturers offered cheaper services and lower costs to produce goods. The U.S. manufacturing industry shifted production to foreign plants and the industry in this country shrank, taking with it economic opportunities for the country and the workforce. This is beginning to turn around again as manufacturing opportunities in our nation are once again profitable against foreign facilities and consumers are noticing, and taking an interest in, where their products are made.

Known as reshoring, more companies are bringing their manufacturing operations back to the U.S. According to the Reshoring Initiative, the American manufacturing industry has seen an increase of over 500,000 jobs created since the recession. The trend is continuing as retailers make an effort to provide customers with products “Made in the USA,” which consumers report they would buy over foreign made goods. Wal-Mart has taken up this reshoring initiative by holding open call events for manufacturers to pitch their Made in America products to the retail giant.

Although the intentions are there, reshoring products from overseas facilities isn’t easy. Working with Connectors ImageThere are many challenges to overcome and there are many factors that must be considered. With the help of corporations’ willingness to highlight goods made in the U.S. and the government programs such as Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships, homegrown manufacturers have more opportunities than ever for continued growth.

At Connectronics, we understand the American manufacturing sector and the benefits of making products here at home. Our connectors and interconnection systems are proudly Made in the USA by professionals with over 300 years of combined interconnect experience. Serving a wide variety of industries, our expertise covers high voltage interconnects for the defense industry to connectors for stage and entertainment lighting.

With manufacturing facilities here at home, our customers value the exceptional quality and service we can deliver. For the highest value American made connectors, cable assemblies, and interconnection systems, look no further than Connectronics Corp. For past information on American manufacturing read our October, 2014 blog post.

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