PERRY — JN White has announced its acquisition of ECI Screenprint Inc.

ECI Screenprint Inc. is located in Watertown, Conn. Officials at JN White said it will make their business a powerhouse in the industry, and reaffirms its commitment to keeping high-tech manufacturing jobs in the U.S.

JN White 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 JN White President Jason Aymerich in a news release.

This will be JN White’s fourth acquisition and the company plans to continue its rapid strategic growth strategy. “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,” said ECI’s President and CEO Edward Cook.

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.

The changes and improvements for customers of both JN White and ECI Screenprint will include access to expanded product line offerings and manufacturing capabilities, the ability to utilize either the New York or Connecticut facility for manufacturing, and extended engineering and design resources.

The changes and improvements for customers of both JN White and ECI Screenprint will include access to expanded product line offerings and manufacturing capabilities, the ability to utilize either the New York or Connecticut facility for manufacturing, and extended engineering and design resources.

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 locations.

“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.

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