JN White (Perry, NY) announced its acquisition of ECI Screenprint Inc., located in Watertown, CT.
It will now operate two technology manufacturing locations, one in New York and one in Connecticut, with enhanced engineering, production and manufacturing capabilities across both facilities.
“This strategic asset acquisition will bring together JN White’s award-winning capabilities with ECI’s capabilities and impeccable track record, giving us access to a broader market, broader customer base and greater market share of the membrane switch, user interface and graphic overlay market," said Jason Aymerich, president of JN White.
This will be JN White’s fourth acquisition.
“Manufacturing jobs can be kept in the U.S., including high-tech sectors, and we are committed to proving it,” Aymerich said.
“After founding and growing ECI for the last 30 years, this provides ECI, its employees, and customer base to be positioned for growth for the next 30 years. Joining forces with JN White, is exactly what is needed to catapult growth,” ECI’s President and CEO Edward Cook said. "U.S. manufacturing has its advantages if the pricing can be kept competitive. Those advantages include more jobs for Americans, reduced costs for deliveries, shorter lead times, environmentally friendly manufacturing standards, higher standards for safety and quality control, and tax revenue for the U.S.
Both companies will continue to operate under separate names for the near term, with ECI Screenprint becoming ECI Technologies – A JN White Company.
ECI’s employees will all remain in place, adding to JN White’s 95 employees, with plans to hire more people in the coming year at both JN White and ECI Technologies.
“Both companies have the same approach to corporate culture, symbiotic product offerings and capabilities, deep heritages in screen printing for electronic components, and diverse customer bases. This acquisition allows JN White to expand the company’s overall value while remaining committed to advancing U.S.-based technology manufacturing,” said Randy White, CEO of JN White, and son of the company’s founder J.N. White. “My father built this company 60 years ago on family values, hard work and cutting-edge technology, and I’m proud to continue that heritage with this most recent acquisition. With the third generation involved in the business, I look forward to JN White growing and creating a legacy for the next 60 years.”