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ADCO Circuits Headquarters

1981 - 1984

  • ADCO Circuits founded by Archie Damman
  • Manufacturing engine control prototypes for Ford Motor Company and box builds for GE turbine engine moisture sensor controllers
  • Purchased automatic Dynapert axial and Amistar dip insertion machines
  • Manufactured accelerator/ram add in boards for Apple III to make the use of the first software spreadsheet program VisiCalc faster
  • Produced over 100,000 streaming tape drive controllers for Irwin Magnetics that were used in Compaq computers


  • Moved to 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility
  • Advanced ERP and network system installed

1987 - 1994

  • Large military contract for General Dynamics M1A2 tank program including turnkey hardware, software and switching matrix based test platforms
  • Began production and test of large chemical plant control systems which typicaly contained over 500 circuit card assemblies
  • Purchased second In circuit tester


  • Replaced first generation SMT equipment with Universal GSM machines
  • ISO 9002 certification obtained
  • Stockroom automated via carousel systems integrated with ERP system


  • Moved to 43,000 square foot facility with improved humidity control and ESD floor
  • Second SMT line installed
  • Full lot code tracking system installed
  • SPC quality data system installed
  • Dashboards implemented for improved use of SPC data
  • CAPA system installed
  • IATF16949 certification obtained
  • ISO 13485 certification obtained
  • Purchased EJE Research in Buffalo NY (formerly known as MOOG), production relocated to Michigan
  • Installed new ERP system and developed an auto purchasing / replenishment system


  • Third SMT line installed and began running a three shift operation
  • Web based material quote system implemented
  • Flying probe tester installed
  • Automated selective soldering machine installed
  • Conformal coating process optimized via environment controlled room installation and equipment upgrade.
  • Installation of terminals at manufacturing workstations
  • Implementation of counterfeit component controls

2012 +

  • Facility expanded to 53,000 square feet
  • Installation of enterprise wide work instruction system for the production and traceability of box builds
  • All new Yamaha surface mount lines installed in 2012/2013 and new 3D AOI installed in 2015
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