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John Karkoski to Lead Zentech’s Mil-Aero and Space Market Initiative

September 10, 2018, Baltimore, MD

Zentech Manufacturing is pleased to announce that John Karkoski has joined the Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. team as director, Business Development – MilAero and Space Markets.

John’s prior experience includes similar roles over the past twenty-five years with Ducommun, Celestica and Primus Technologies.

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Zentech Fredericksburg Awarded United States Navy Contract

October 17, 2017, Fredericksburg, VA

Zentech–Fredericksburg Operations, formerly Colonial Assembly and Design, is pleased to announce the receipt of a United States Navy Blanked Order Agreement (BOA). The sole source BOA is for rapid technology integration of Special Mission Equipment (SME) on both manned and unmanned platforms in support of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) and Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMUAS).

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Zentech Introduces Overmolded Cable Assemblies

July 19, 2017, Baltimore, MD

Zentech is pleased to announce that it has added overmolded cable assembly manufacturing to its robust resume of capabilities. Overmolded cable assemblies will be manufactured at the Zentech – Fredericksburg location.

Leveraging over thirty-five years of success in support of the U.S. Navy, military primes and the commercial sector, the Zentech – Fredericksburg operation has a long legacy of supporting complex semi-rigid RF cable assemblies, point-to-point wiring and wire harness requirements.

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Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing

June 16, 1017, Bannockburn, Ill

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, June 16, 2017 — IPC’s Validation Services Program is proud to announce that Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. has become the first company to be recertified to the IPC-J-STD-001 Space Addendum QML program. Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. achieved the QML certification three years ago and this year successfully demonstrated the Class 3 level work required for recertification. Not only did Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. become recertified, their wholly owned subsidiary, Colonial Assembly and Design LLC, added the QML certification for IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies, at the class 3 level.

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Matt Turpin Named GWDB Taskforce Chair of Advanced Manufacturing

April 25, 2017, Baltimore, MD

The Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) has named Zentech’s President and CEO, Matt Turpin, as its Taskforce Chair of Advanced Manufacturing.

The GWDB Taskforce Groups are essential catalysts to Maryland’s job creation and economic recovery at the local, regional, and state levels. The Taskforce Groups are comprised of stakeholders from business, workforce, education, non-profit, and union leadership representing: Advanced Manufacturing, Changing Demographics, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Marketing and Branding, and Skilled Trades.

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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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