MASON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EPIC Technologies has relocated its operations from a 56,000-square-foot facility in Lebanon, Ohio to a 74,000-square-foot facility in Mason, Ohio. The new facility is located approximately eight miles away from the previous facility location. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be held on May 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, invited guests will be treated to facility tours and lunch. The Company is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.
EPIC Technologies’ Ohio Valley Operations (OVO) facility is focused on low-to-medium volume, higher mix electronics production. The added square footage will be used to expand the facility’s higher level assembly (HLA) operations. The building is also more energy efficient and has an open layout which supports optimized production flow. OVO’s team has created a highly flexible production environment designed to cost effectively support a range of volumes and product mix. As an example, its SMT placement equipment can be used individually in batch mode for low volume production or as a full line for higher volume, more complex production.
“We strongly believe that when total cost is considered, ‘Made in USA’ is the right choice for many products. This is particularly true of projects that have lower volumes or variable demand. We’ve structured our engineering and production processes to efficiently serve that market. In the last several years we’ve seen two projects brought back from China and hope our expanded facility will attract more of this business,” said John W. Smith, Jr., the facility’s general manager.
State Representatives Peter A. Beck and Ronald Maag jointly sponsored a Commendation in the Ohio House of Representatives and will be presenting it as part of the ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will also be attended by several officials from Deer Field Township, including Chris Romano, president, board of trustees; John Wahle, fiscal officer; and Bill Becker, administrator.
“Over the last 25 years, EPIC Technologies has grown from its Norwalk, Ohio roots to a leading multinational electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. While we serve customers who need support in other parts of the world, we recognize that our Ohio operations in Mason and Norwalk, play an integral role in supporting customers who prefer to have their products manufactured in the U.S. The efficiency and dedication of our Ohio team has kept this option cost competitive,” said Bhawnesh Mathur, EPIC Technologies’ CEO.
EPIC Technologies, LLC is a premier specialty electronics engineering and manufacturing company in the high-mix, low-to-medium volume segment of the EMS industry. EPIC's services consist primarily of the manufacture of complex printed circuit board assemblies and complete systems integration. EPIC provides turnkey services including: DFx, board layout support, test development, prototype testing, printed circuit board assembly and box build to customers in the medical, energy, communications, industrial equipment and automotive markets. Contributing to EPIC's success has been the Company's robust quality operating system, supply chain management and adherence to lean manufacturing principles. The Company has manufacturing plants in Norwalk and Mason, Ohio; and Juarez, Mexico.