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Summit Interconnect, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Eagle Electronics, Inc.
Established in 1979 and located in Schaumburg, Illinois, Eagle is one of North America’s leading providers of advanced prototype printed circuit boards.
The acquisition provides a significant and targeted expansion into the high-performance, quick-turn commercial prototyping market and extends Summit’s operational footprint into the Midwest U.S.
Shane Whiteside, President and CEO of Summit Interconnect, Inc. stated, “Eagle is an impressive operation with an experienced and highly capable management team. The acquisition aligns Eagle’s extensive prototyping experience and commercial market reach with Summit’s differentiated production capabilities. We are particularly impressed with their consistent investments in advanced technology capability, resulting in an equipment set that closely resembles our other Summit factories. The new capabilities that Eagle brings will further strengthen our ability to serve our customers in both high-performance commercial and defense markets, as well as broaden our relationships with key suppliers. This is very exciting news for both Summit and Eagle and we welcome our new Illinois employees to the Summit team.”
About Summit Interconnect
Summit Interconnect is a leading provider of complex printed circuit boards focused on fast growing defense and high-performance commercial sectors in the North American market. Summit offers solutions ranging from advanced cutting-edge prototyping to complex high mix, low-to-mid volume production. Summit’s facilities are located across California, Illinois, and Toronto, Canada. For more information, please visit: summit-pcb.com
About Eagle Electronics
Since 1979, Eagle Electronics, Inc. has provided customers across the industrial, communications, medical, automotive and military markets with high-performance, quick-turn prototyping of technology driven printed circuits. ISO 9001:2015, U.L. and ITAR certified, Eagle is highly customer-centric and has continuously invested in industry leading equipment and technological capabilities to support their customers critical time-to-market requirements. For more information, please visit: www.eagle-elec.com
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