U.S. Manufacturing Innovation: A New Feature Article with President Andy LaFrazia


ControlTek President Andy LaFrazia

With new technologies and specialized markets emerging, the United States is well positioned to build a robust manufacturing industry, but only if we continue to innovate.

“You’re going to see more innovation that demands the need for niche and expert manufacturing,” ControlTek President Andy LaFrazia said in a new feature article from the Oregon State University School of Engineering. That's the case across many industries, including Aviation / Space and Defense, whose requirements for precision and quality control have kept much of its manufacturing on domestic shores.

The new article, just out this month, offers an insider's look at manufacturing in the United States and the factors that have played a role in bringing U.S. manufacturing to its current state, including automation, digital manufacturing, and specialization that has left the door open for a rising number of entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Andy was chosen by OSU to interview because of ControlTek's long standing reputation in the electronics manufacturing industry as well our commitment to supporting the local economy with steady growth that continues to create jobs for electronic manufacturing personnel and electronics design engineers. ControlTek has kept our operations local for more than 40 years. ControlTek currently employs more than 150 people at our Vancouver-area manufacturing facility.

Want to read more about the future of U.S. Manufacturing? Click to read the full article here!


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