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Plant Tour - Electronic Design & Manufacturing Company (EDM)

November 2004 Section Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Speaker: Robert C. Roberts, EDM founder. Click here for his bio.

Tour Location:

31 Millrace Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502

About EDM: Electronic Design & Manufacturing Company (EDM) specializes in custom-building Printed Circuit Board assemblies, from simple boards with few parts to complex projects with hundreds of components. They can build prototypes or handle high-volume production runs. For projects still in the planning stage, they can create designs ready for manufacturing.

EDM has grown steadily while maintaining a strong financial position. They have a reputation for quality products, based on attention to detail and flexibility to meet customers’ requirements. They maintain full Registration to the ISO 9001:2000 Standard. They strive to stay current with technological advances in the industry, and to retain highly-skilled and qualified people. Their manufacturing facility includes high-speed Surface Mount placement lines which can handle fine-pitch parts and ball-grid arrays. Thru-Hole components are installed by automated thru-hole insertion equipment as well as experienced hand assemblers.

EDM can provide final assembly of the PCB with other parts, or into a case or housing system. They can assemble, test, and package the product to the customers specifications.

EDM is a privately-held, employee-owned company founded in 1990 by Robert C. Roberts to provide contract electronic design and manufacturing services backed with high-level technical support. They consider customers to be their partners. Many of these partnerships have lasted more than 10 years, and range from major national appliance companies to small custom electronics firms.

About Robert C. Roberts: After receiving the BSEE (1963) and MSEE (1965) degrees from the University of Kentucky, Robert completed additional postgraduate work in engineering and business management there and at VPI (VT). He did design and development engineering work at GE, Bailey Meter Company, and SAIC. While at Babcock & Wilcox Research Center, Robert did research in controls, monitoring and safety systems for nuclear power plants. He holds eight patents. Robert is active in church, Rotary International, and civic organizations, and is a board member of United Way of Central Virginia.

For more information about EDM, please visit their web site

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