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Epec Engineered Technologies Acquires Industry Leading Heavy/Extreme Copper PCB Manufacturer UPE, Inc.

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Epec Engineered Technologies

174 Duchaine Blvd., New Bedford, MA, 02740, USA

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Epec Engineered Technologies Acquires Industry Leading Heavy/Extreme Copper PCB Manufacturer UPE, Inc.

Press release date: January 21, 2013

New Bedford, MA - Leading build to print electronics manufacturer, Epec Engineered Technologies today announced the acquisition of Heavy/Extreme copper PCB manufacturer, UPE Inc. UPE was founded in 1990 to serve the power electronics industry with locations in Cleveland, OH and Ottawa, Canada. They focused on manufacturing printed circuits boards with heavy copper from 5 ounces up to 200 ounces.

"Extreme copper technology is a growing part of the PCB industry and UPE is at the leading edge of that technology," said Ed McMahon, CEO of Epec. "With Epec's considerable hi-tech manufacturing investment in both the US and Asia, we are well positioned to improve on the technology that UPE has pioneered."

David Basista, President of UPE noted that "Epec has invested in the right equipment like LDI, Autoclave Lamination Technology and state of the art copper plating lines. This investment will allow us to offer the highest quality product while maintaining cost effectiveness for our customers."

To learn more about our Extreme Copper Technology, please visit our web site at http://www.epectec.com/pcb/extreme-copper/index.html.

About Epec Engineered Technologies

For over sixty years, Epec has had a reputation of reliability, on-time delivery, and financial stability. Our continuous investment in people, technology, and new ideas make it easy for our customers to do great work. Epec is a global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of customized build-to-print electronic products including custom battery packs, user interface products, flex and rigid-flex circuits, printed circuit boards, cable assemblies, and electric fans and motors. We have built the industry's leading supply chain platform and technology team with Epec UL certified manufacturing operations in Shenzhen, Taipei, and North America to seamlessly manage the needs of our customers' product life cycles. With dedicated employees throughout North America and Asia, Epec Engineered Technologies has become one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. http://www.epectec.com

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