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County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency
Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan joined County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) Board of Directors, Administrative Director/CEO Kevin Sanvidge and staff for a tour of Rem-tronics, Inc.’s facility following recent CCIDA approval to finance upcoming projects there.
Focused on the future, Rem-tronics has plans to upgrade facilities with new equipment and expand their specializations to remain current and in today’s competitive marketplace. To that end the CCIDA has approved $352,500 machinery and equipment financing and $75,000 working capital financing through the AL Tech and Chautauqua Revolving Loan Funds.
Company owner Michael Kadis of Cleveland, Ohio, was present for the tour and indicated equipment quotes are being negotiated while the company’s management works with consultants Insyte Consulting and Buffalo Manufacturing Works to implement lean manufacturing and automation. Lean manufacturing will increase operating efficiencies and automation will increase capacity for growth while improving processes for employees.
A recognized leader and manufacturer of high-reliability products, Rem-tronics serves a wide-array of industries, including aerospace, space, medical, and military industries. Manufactured products include electromagnetic, electromechanical, and solenoid coils, cables, harnesses, fiber optic assemblies and plastic molded components. With in-house engineering staff and ISO9001 processes in place, Rem-tronics’ skilled team develops solutions for industries ranging from Missile Systems and Robotic Equipment to Biomedical Equipment, Satellite, Industrial Automation, Aircraft, Automotive, and even Mining Equipment.
A multi-year project to optimize operations, the CCIDA previously was instrumental in coordinating assistance when the company relocated from Silver Creek to Dunkirk in 2010, following a lengthy search for a suitable state-of-the-art one story manufacturing facility. Manufacturing processes and operations were formerly constrained by a 3-story walkup with a basement. Jobs were retained in Chautauqua County and new jobs were created as a result.
County Executive Horrigan said, “For over 65 years Rem-tronics and its predecessor have operated a high quality, high reliability manufacturing facility in Chautauqua County, providing excellent employment opportunities to our local residents. We congratulate them on their continued efforts to improve efficiency and increase capacity, setting the stage for a successful future here.” Horrigan continued, “I would personally like to thank Michael Kadis and Rem-tronics’ ownership for their long-standing commitment to Chautauqua County.”
Implementation of new equipment and processes is expected by year end 2016.