July 14, 2016
Amphenol Industrial Operations (AIO), a division of Amphenol Industrial Products Group, recently opened Amphenol EEC. This new facility, centrally located in Chicago, Illinois, manufactures connectors and cable assemblies that meet the stringent requirements of the Buy America program.
Amphenol's newly acquired EEC division specializes in high-quality prototyping and production of connector solutions. The integrated factory offers CNC machining, tool making, powder coating, as well as potting and overmold processes and uses local vendors for additional processes. This capability allows for quick turn delivery and shortened lead times to market. Amphenol will also support MRO requirements and applications for the market from this centralized facility.
The Buy America program, run by the United States Department of Transportation, requires that transportation infrastructure projects use American-made products and will only provide government funds to American companies that either use or produce steel, iron and manufactured goods that are made solely in the United States.