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Catalyst Manufacturing Services Announces the Strategic Acquisition of Harvard Custom Manufacturing's Owego, New York Operation

Aug 04, 2010

Catalyst Manufacturing Services' Headquaters

Catalyst Manufacturing Services' Headquaters

Catalyst Manufacturing Services is pleased to announce the acquisition of the PCBA Division of Harvard Custom Manufacturing, Inc. (HCM) based in Owego, New York, effective August 4, 2010.

Randall Lainhart, Executive VP at Catalyst stated “Catalyst has a manufacturing location a few miles from the HCM site which made this an attractive situation for both companies on many levels. There are many similarities between our organizations – similar business models as well as target markets”. Lainhart continued “the merging of these operations will provide greater engineering depth and advanced capabilities for both the Catalyst and HCM customer base. HCM’s advanced capabilities in system level assembly, including engineering and test, were of great interest to Catalyst”.

Bradford Bentz, VP of PCBA Operations at HCM stated “We are pleased to engage with a growing company like Catalyst, and feel comfortable that our customers and employees will enjoy a strong relationship for years to come”.


Catalyst Manufacturing Services is a full service contract manufacturing company with locations in Endicott, NY, Raleigh, NC, and Tijuana, Mexico. Catalyst’s offerings include product design assistance, documentation development, PCB assembly and test, box build, cable/harness assembly, order fulfillment/logistics, and depot repair services, all within a standardized equipment and systems platform.

Harvard Custom Manufacturing, Inc. (HCM) is a “world Class” provider of a wide array of contract manufacturing services for Defense and Commercial customers in the electronics industry. Since its inception in 1994, HCM has provided complex manufacturing solutions to multiple markets including; Aerospace/Defense, Medical, Industrial Controls, RF, and Data Communications. HCM’s Interconnect Systems Division located in Salisbury, Maryland, will continue to operate servicing its diverse customer base. Salisbury, Maryland also serves as corporate headquarters for HCM.

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