Extron Inc Awarded Minority Manufacturer of Year by U.S. Department of Commerce Agency.

  • MILPITAS, CA – (October 3, 2014) – Extron Inc a leading high-tech manufacturer based in Milpitas, CA was today awarded Minority Manufacturer of the Year by the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

    The award was presented to Extron during the 43rd Anniversary Gala & MED Week 2014 Celebration at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, CA.  Extron CEO Sandeep Duggal stated “We’re very pleased to be the recipient of the Minority Manufacturer of the Year award.  We’ve done a lot of hard work over the years in building a world-class manufacturing operation, and it’s truly an honor to be recognized in this respect.”

    Extron has put significant effort into providing onshore manufacturing services that challenge the conventional wisdom that offshoring production is more attractive.  A pioneer in realigning supply chains to return at least the latter portion of the chain to the U.S., or what the company calls Last Mile Manufacturing™, Extron is one of the early gamechangers that are reshaping the dynamics of contract manufacturing. 

    Randy Duke, VP Business Development for Extron’s Knurr USA product division, which produces the world’s finest control room consoles, mobile electronics carts, and network equipment racks and enclosures, stated, “We are thankful to be a part of a dynamic minority business community, and to be able to play a role in innovating, expanding opportunities, and investing further in the community along the way.”

    About Extron, Inc.

    Extron, Inc., is a leading high-tech manufacturer offering solutions designed to improve supply chain cost, flexibility and risk exposure. Extron’s 120,000 sq. ft., ISO 9001 facility is located in Milpitas, CA, producing product for Fortune 100 companies in aerospace, defense, technology, communications, medical, and automotive. Extron provides on-demand product configuration in close proximity to the distribution channels, helping its clients reduce manufacturing cost, maintain control of IP, respond faster, and reduce risk. Extron also provides returns management solutionsdemo-loan product evaluation solutions, and retail fulfillment services. Visit www.extroninc.com.

    About Knurr Products

    Knurr technical furniture, consoles, mobile carts and customized racks and enclosures represent the finest examples of engineering and quality manufacturing available today. Through a license with Extron, Knurr’s products are “German engineered and American made,” offering patented modular designs, adjustable work surfaces, maximum stability and comfort, durability and long lifespans. Knurr GmbH, is an Emerson company, and is headquartered in Arnstorf, Germany, with world-wide operations. For more information, visit www.KnurrUSA.com

    For more information, contact:
    Sandeep Duggal
    sduggal@extroninc.com
    510-353-0177