Epec's 60th Anniversary:
America's Oldest.


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[January 04, 2012: New Bedford MA] As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year story of Epec is connected to the development of the Printed Circuit Board Industry.

Epec, through the merger of Electralab and Printed Electronics Corp (EPEC), are proudly two of the five founding members of the IPC, the 2,900 member trade association supporting the $1.5 trillion global electronics industry.

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From pioneering innovation in the PCB Industry with R & D, training and setting professional core values, the legacy of Epec has now passed to a new generation of very bright young people, but still continues the great tradition of imagination. Kendall Paradise, President of Epec, shared, "I am extremely proud to be a part of our history and honorably recognize the leaders who first built our Company: Al Hughes of Electralab and Richard Zens of President of Printed Electronics Corp."

In incubating new technologies, the Epec team continue breaking new frontiers in engineering, and enjoying exponential growth in related sectors of electronics, with custom battery packs, membrane keypads, and EC fans and drives.

Epec, founded in Massachusetts in 1952, is celebrating the 60 year anniversary with events throughout 2012.

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As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year plus story of Epec is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry.

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  • Epec Founded in 1952
  • IPC Founded in 1957
  • Epec Builds PCB for Apollo 11