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July, 2017 ElEctronic Mfg SErvicES


Matric Group: Success through Full Lifecycle Product Support


By Jim Harris


nia is not likely to be the first place in the U.S. that comes to mind. How- ever, the knowledge and dedication of Matric Group’s engineers and staff have made the company a go-to man- ufacturer of electronic assemblies used in a variety of critical applica- tions.


W “I’m very proud of the people we


have working for us,” says Rick Turner, president and CEO of the Seneca, Pennsylvania-based contract manufacturer. “We’re located in a ru- ral area that’s not necessarily the heart of Silicon Valley, but the capa- bilities we have and the things we are able to design and build for our clients are remarkable.” The company, which was incor-


porated in 1979 but dates its history back to 1971, has a less than one per- cent voluntary turnover rate. This is


Matric’s 80,000 ft2 SMT production facility in Seneca, Pennsylvania.


hen it comes to cutting-edge electronics assembly tech- nology, Western Pennsylva-


a reflection of the company’s positive internal culture and focus on safety


and employee well-being. “Our very first employee still works here,”


Turner adds. The Matric Group consists of


three divisions: Matric Limited, which operates an 80,000 ft2 facility in Seneca; Dynamic Manufacturing, which manufactures products in a 25,000 ft2 facility in Freeport, Penn- sylvania; and Windurance, an engi- neering and design firm of pitch con- trol systems for utility-grade wind turbines and other wind energy com- ponents that operates a sales and en- gineering office in Pittsburgh. The state of Pennsylvania gave


the Matric Limited facility its Gover- nor’s Safety Award in 2015 after the Dynamic Manufacturing facility earned the same honor in 2014. “This is a prestigious recognition that less than a dozen companies, in the state, receive in any one year, and both of our manufacturing facilities have won it,” Turner says. The Dynamic Manufacturing


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