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K & F Electronics featured in Washington Post Business Article

Jan 15, 2013

K&F Electronics, a well-known printed circuit board company in Fraser, Michigan was recently highlighted in an expansive article about how Asian imports have impacted the North American printed circuit board industry

The article by Post reporter Jason Harrison was published on January 4 of this year. Harrison focuses on K&F owner Rick Kincaid who is also a third generation member of his family to be involved in the PCB industry.  The fourth generation is represented by his son Sean who is also involved in the business.

The article focuses on the difficulty of a small family owned business trying to make it while being barraged by unfair off shore competition.

When discussing the article recently, Kincaid stated that he had been talking to state authorities about the fact that ITAR is not really protecting business like his and they passed his story on to the Washington Post who sent their reporter Harrison to interview him.

He spent a whole day with me learning as much about the industry and my business as possible. When I told him about ITAR he was surprised. He had never heard of it which I told him was part of the problem because so few people had and some of those who had choose to ignore it. We discussed just how difficult it is these days to sustain a business like mine and who we could use more help in making sure that we are better protected especially when building defense boards. Overall it was a very good experience.” Kincaid commented.


For over 40  years, K & F has remained a reliable source for quality printed circuit boards. Through old-fashioned hard work, Earl and son Rick Kincaid grew K & F Electronics into being an industry leader in printed circuit board manufacturing. As technology became more sophisticated so did the equipment and processes became automated. K & F Electronics is capable of running 1 board or tens of thousands, a simple single sided board or an intricate 24-layer board. We manufacture boards using high temperature and special application materials.

Though technology has changed, the values of this family owned business have not. Customer satisfaction remains our top priority. We promise you a high quality product with on time delivery and if you are not happy, we will make it right. We are dedicated to our customers and will support you with our experienced sales, customer service and engineering staff.

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