Trompeter Electronics (www.trompeter.com), a supplier of coaxial interconnects for the telecom, television broadcast, mil/aero, and instrumentation markets, has begun systematically relocating its California manufacturing operations to Mesa, AZ. Mesa is the headquarters of Semflex, a sister company to Trompeter. At the conclusion of the move the two companies will be co-located on the Mesa campus.
In 2000, Trompeter's custom coaxial cable assembly business unit was reloated to the Semflex facility in Mesa.
"The full consolidation of the Trompeter manufacturing operations into the Mesa campus will enable both companies to most efficiently maintain their common core business values," the company said in a statement announcing the move. "Trompeter's sales, marketing, finance, engineering, and customer-service teams will remain in Westlake Village, CA for now. There will be numerous manufacturing employees relocating from California to operations in Arizona, but the company anticipates as many as 60 new positions will be created in Mesa as a result of the move."
Both the Trompeter and Semflex brands will be maintained and marketed independently in their respective markets. The two firms are the primary manufacturing businesses of Sterling Holding Company, and currently share many management and support resources.
In early July, Stratos Lightwave Inc. (www.stratoslightwave.com) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the privately held Sterling Holding Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Sterling Holding Company will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratos Lightwave.