Laying of the factory building foundations in Chicopee, MA.
Production on multi-wire drawing lines starts and initial deliveries from the 60,000 square foot production area.
First expansion with 35,000 square feet added. A tin plating line installed and extension to the test lab.
Second expansion by a further 65,000 square feet. Stranding and unilay capacity expanded, and a silver as well as nickel galvanisation line and a rod drawing line installed.
ISO 9001 certified.
Braiding machines installed, thus enabling the company also to supply the carbon brush industry; a mould annealing facility also set up.
Single wire drawing capacity expanded.ISO 9000:2000 certified.
Additional unilay and tin plating capacity set up.