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Curtiss-Wright Selects Zentech and Expands Secure Manufacturing Capabilities for Sensitive U.S. DodD Aerospace & Defense Programs

March 17, 2017, Ashburn, VA

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that it has expanded its secure manufacturing capabilities for sensitive U.S. DoD aerospace and defense programs by contracting with Zentech Manufacturing, a premier electronics contract manufacturing company. The addition of Zentech to Defense Solutions’ existing breadth of captive manufacturing capabilities and roster of U.S.-based contract manufacturers further strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s ability to address sensitive program requirements and U.S. Government programmatics. Curtiss-Wright’s TrustedCOTS™ capabilities satisfy the most demanding U.S. DoD Information Assurance requirements with the latest technologies supporting cybersecurity, critical program data, and intellectual property protection for critical deployed applications.

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Colonial Assembly and Design Earns Trusted Source Status

January 17, 2017, Fredericksburg, VA

IPC’s Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML), meeting Class 3 requirements, to Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zentech Manufacturing. Following an initial audit by IPC, Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC joins Zentech as one of the less than ten U.S. trusted sources and suppliers meeting the stringent requirements of the Qualified Manufacturing Listing based on two of IPC’s foremost standards: IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies.

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Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. Acquires Interconnect Design Solutions, LLC

September 21, 2016

Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the acquisition of Interconnect Design Solutions, LLC. (IDS). The addition of IDS and their experienced design engineering team to the Zentech portfolio adds significantly to Zentech’s already comprehensive Engineering Services capabilities, which now includes: OrCAD, Autocad, PADS, Altium, Cadence Allegro and Mentor Expedition for PCB layout; Pro Engineer, Solid Works, Rhinoceros and 3D Scan for mechanical engineering; Signal Integrity, Thermal Analysis and complete DfX capabilities. Related to the transaction, Mike Brown joins the Zentech team as Vice-President of Engineering Services.

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Zentech Adds Seica Pilot 4D V8 Flying Probe Electrical Testing Capability

September 12, 2016

Seica Pilot 4D V8

Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of the Seica Pilot 4D V8 Flying Probe Test System. The Seica Pilot 4D V8 represents the latest frontier in flying probe test technology. It is the complete solution for maximum performance, combining the highest test speed, low to medium volume capability with enhanced test coverage and flexibility. The system is equally adept at both prototyping and production volumes and its vertical architecture is the optimum solution for probing both sides of the PCBA simultaneously.

Click to see the Seica Pilot 4D V8 video

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Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC Receives a United States Navy Contract Award

September 14, 2016

Colonial Assembly and Design, LLC. (Fredericksburg, Va.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) has received a United States Navy contract award in the amount of $37,191,138.00. The contract is a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for providing design and fabrication, rapid prototyping, and technology integration related to circuit board design and radio frequency (RF) distribution assemblies, synthetic rope assemblies, mechanical fabrication, and fabric assemblies.

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IPC Announces Manufacturing Day 2016 Hosted by Zentech Manufacturing

August 30, 2016 | IPC

Manufacturing Day 2016 is a chance to celebrate the industry and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, more than 400,000 people attended 1,700 events across the country. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the growing list of companies planning to celebrate this year on October 7, 2016.

IPC member company Zentech Manufacturing Inc. participates annually in Manufacturing Day by hosting local electronics technology students, provides tours of their facility, and has had the highlighted success of a keynote address from Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative.

“Zentech is pleased to once again be involved with National Manufacturing Day and we applaud IPC’s co-sponsorship of this event. Celebrating and ensuring our existing and future pipeline of skilled workers is critical to maintaining an innovative and productive U.S. economy. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is key to developing a workforce matched to the needs of industry. Zentech works closely with nearby colleges and technical schools to promote STEM and give students a view into advanced manufacturing taking place in their own backyards. National Manufacturing Day helps promote these efforts,” said Matt Turpin, president and CEO, Zentech Manufacturing, Inc.

If you’re interested, but not sure how to get involved, please view IPC’s Manufacturing Day 2016 website for event ideas, a social media toolkit, and more.

If you have any questions or need assistance with planning your own event, please contact Julie Desisto at JulieDesisto@ipc.org or +1 202-661-8093.

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Industry Undergoes Major Change: Manufacturing isn’t “sweaty, repetitive work anymore”

Posted: Sunday, July 31, 2016 By LINDLEY ESTES THE FREE LANCE–STAR

Manufacturing isn’t what it used to be. As local companies are adapting to new techniques of producing goods, the region is looking at how to attract more advanced manufacturing firms and provide a ready workforce.

Colonial Assembly & Design, founded locally in 1982 at 3361 Shannon Airport Circle in Spotsylvania County, was acquired by ZenTech of Baltimore in April 2015.

“It’s a beautiful business,” said ZenTech president Matt Turpin. He said among the reasons ZenTech acquired the business is the region’s “agile and experienced workforce. There were key people located here and we are very happy with the workforce to draw from… In fact, employees commute 45 minutes to an hour to work in Fredericksburg at Colonial. “

He said being near clients in Dahlgren is important, as well.

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Major EMS Contract Awards to Zentech from Medical and UAV Sectors During Q2

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) is pleased to announce multi-million-dollar contract awards during Q2 from several key market sectors.

Contracts were received to provide sophisticated circuit card assemblies in support of two major UAV platforms for a West Coast based military OEM.

In the medical sector, two separate medical OEM customers placed high-volume contracts with Zentech for turnkey medical electronics devices.

Zentech is one of the most highly certified electronics contract manufacturers in the U.S., holding IPC Validation Service certifications for IPC-A-610 Class 3 Trusted Source QML and IPC J-STD 001 with Space certifications.

For the medical sector, Zentech is ISO 13485 certified and that cert is accompanied by accreditation as an FDA Certified Medical Device Manufacturing facility.

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Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. Awarded Prime SeaPort-e Contract by U.S. Navy

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) today announces their receipt of Prime contract N00178-16-D-9124 from the U.S. Navy for the SeaPort-e contract vehicle. SeaPort-e is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, System Engineering, Process Engineering, Electro-mechanical prototyping / pre-production and Program Management.

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Veteran IMPACT Washington, D.C. Attendee Matt Turpin on the Events Benefits

SMT Magazine

I made contact with Matt Turpin, CEO of Zentech, before the first evening’s dinner. We sat down to discuss what he hoped to gain by attending the event.

Patty Goldman: Matt, I’d like to know what your expectations are of this meeting.

Matt Turpin: The IPC does this every year, and I’ve been here the last five years for IPC. It’s a great opportunity for the IPC and members of the IPC to meet with their local officials on Capitol Hill as well as other people on Capitol Hill and kind of deliver the message of what’s important to IPC and the IPC vendor, whether it’s in terms of RoHS compliance or conflict minerals, etc. This year it’s Defense Department labor regulations and things like that. It’s a good way for IPC to get its point across and to influence what happens on Capitol Hill. Goldman: How has that worked in the past?

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