2009

2009

Completes transition to a lean manufacturing facility.

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2008

2008

Relocation to new 30,000 square foot manufacturing facility in New Jersey, part of an overall lean transformation to meet increased product demand with high quality and short turnaround times.

2006

2006

100% of the outstanding shares in Douglas Electrical Components are purchased by the company's new President, Edward W. Douglas, the third generation ownership of the company.

2002

2002

Achieved ISO 9001 registration.

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2001

2001


Changed company name to Douglas Electrical Components, Inc. to more accurately reflect the manufacturing focus of the operations.

2000

2000

Duncan's son Edward W. Douglas, joined the company as the Vice-President and General Manager — the third generation to head the business. Ed brought to the job 10 years of extensive experience in high volume contract manufacturing, engineering management and general management.

1986

1986

Developed and commercialized a process for sealing optical fibers.

1985

1985

Manufactured its last magnet coil, focusing all business efforts on the electrical feedthrough line.

1980

1980

Developed and marketed the first line of in-line PotCon® hermetic connectors. The PotCon design was unique in that it permitted customers to connect their harnesses and conduct testing on the bench top.

1978

1978

Upon the death of Edward Douglas, Duncan E. Douglas became company President.

1975

1975


Pioneered the development and practical application of electrical wire feedthroughs using their epoxy technology which had been utilized in manufacturing field coils for magnetic flow meters.

1968

1968

Duncan E. Douglas, the son of the founder, joined the company.

1963

1963



Moved to Rockaway, NJ where the company provided the two preeminent magnetic flow meter manufacturers (Foxboro and Fisher & Porter) with field coils ranging in sizes from 2 inches to 8 feet.

The first feedthroughs were developed for these flow meter applications by overmoulding on top of a stator coil.

1953

1953

Moved to new, larger location in Montville where the larger quarters permitted the manufacture of high reliability (aircraft) electric assemblies. Expertise in the design and production of magnet coils was developed and new demand for this product line required another move to larger quarters. The primary customer for these components was Curtiss-Wright Corp.

1946

1946

Moved to expanded quarters in Lincoln Park, NJ.

1945

1945


Company founded as Douglas Engineering Company in Newark, NJ by Edward B. Douglas. In addition to working as a consulting engineer, initial manufactured products were electro-mechanical assemblies used in propeller driven aircraft.

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