Contracts Lead to Hiring Blitz

Originally posted on August 21st, 2009 by Kevin Tampone for The Business Journal – Central New York

A manufacturer in Elbridge plans to add about 40 employees in the coming months after winning several major military contracts and gaining more commercial business as well.

Northeastern Electronics Co., Inc. announced the new military contracts Aug. 14. The company is a designer and manufacturer of wiring and cable assemblies for a variety of applications.

The contracts announced included a four-year, $5 million contract with the U.S. Army Tank Command.

Northeastern Electronics will upgrade tank command Humvee alternators to a higher level of amps. The change will allow welding for field repair directly from the vehicles.

Additionally, the company won two other contracts from the tank command and the Army Missile Command for manufacturing-systems assemblies. Those contracts do not include a fixed-dollar amount.

Northeastern Electronics is a subcontractor on those three military projects for Veterans Contracting & Procurement, LLC of Chaumont.

A fourth military contract involves subcontracting for Telephonics Corp. of Long Island. Northeastern will provide wire and cable assemblies for a new generation of technology to counter improvised explosive devices in combat arenas like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Contracts Lead to Hiring Blitz