REM-tronics Merges With Firm, Forms New Entity

The Brigham Road plant is now part of Gowanda Components Group and will be expanding its product lines and hiring more qualified employees. Submitted photo

GOWANDA – Gowanda Components Group has announced the merging of REM-tronics, Inc. with the GCG family to form a new entity, Gowanda REM-tronics. Located at 659 Brigham Road in Dunkirk, REM-tronics is a contract manufacturer of high-reliability products for the aerospace, industrial, medical and military industries.

“The merging of REM-tronics with GCG will further enhance our capability to design and manufacture high- reliability magnetic components and systems to address the needs of electronic design engineers in high-performance markets and applications around the world,” said Don McElheny, CEO of Gowanda Components Group. “Their proximity to GCG’s headquarters facilities in Gowanda, New York will enable us to readily nurture and pursue opportunities that leverage our combined strengths, to help our customers be successful,” McElheny added.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed but GCG has stated that REM-tronics will maintain its operations in Dunkirk under the new name Gowanda REM-tronics. According to a representative from REM-tronics, the merge is great news for the Dunkirk facility, which currently employees approximately 80 people in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area, and is looking to hire more.

“This merge means more product lines, equipment and continued growth for the company,” the representative stated. “There are several new space defense and missile programs, which means more aerospace business that we’re looking to bring on board. We’re all very positive on western New York manufacturing, and what this means for local residents. We’re hiring for more positions in engineering, quality control, as well as production capabilities and people who can work automation. We’re very grateful for this partnership and the new opportunities ahead.”

In addition to Dunkirk, GCG has five other production facilities located within the United States.

“We are extremely excited to join the Gowanda family,” said Clayton Spaeth, general manager of Gowanda REM-tronics. “The benefits to our employees and customer base are substantial and will allow us to continue to deliver on our goals and objectives for many years to come,” Spaeth added.

This is the eighth addition to the GCG family within the last seven years. For more information about GCG or Gowanda REM-tronics please contact Denis Kohlhagen, vice president of sales for GCG, or Spaeth at sales@gowanda.com or 532-2234.

The individual business units that support Gowanda Components Group include Gowanda Electronics, DYCO Electronics, HiSonic, Butler Winding, Communication Coil, TTE Filters, Microwave Circuits, Instec Filters and now Gowanda REM-tronics.

Gowanda Components Group (GCG) is a US-based, vertically integrated manufacturer of high performance and tight tolerance electronic components that address the needs of electronic design engineers around the world. Areas of expertise include magnetic devices, specialty filters and custom designs. GCG design capabilities and products enhance the performance and reliability of electronic systems in aerospace and defense, communications infrastructure and medical applications. The individual business units that support Gowanda Component Group are Gowanda Electronics, TTE Filters, Instec Filters, Communication Coil, Butler Winding, Microwave Circuits, DYCO Electronic, HiSonic and now Gowanda REM-tronics. Learn more at www.gowandacomponentsgroup.com

REM-tronics has been in Dunkirk since it formed in 1950, manufacturing industrial transformers and electrical devices. Since then, the company has continued to grow and diversify. It is now a leading contract manufacturer of high quality electromagnetic coils, cables, harnesses, fiber optic assemblies, and plastic molded components for use in aerospace, medical, defense and industrial applications. The company’s components have been utilized in a variety of projects for Apache, GE, Blackhawk, Boeing, NASA, General Dynamics and many more. Learn more at www.rem-tronics.com.

Those interested in a job opportunity at the Dunkirk plant can stop in or call 203-7344.

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