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Our Timeline

THE 1970s

The Microprocessor is invented. 18 year olds can vote. The Soviet Union launches the first space station. And...

1971 - MATRIC LIMITED FOUNDED

Two electrical engineers turned Vo-Tech teachers whose classrooms are side-by-side and share a passion for HAM radios decide to open a small design and repair shop in a mother's basement with $20 bucks for business cards.

Lee Richey and Andy Maitland

AMATEUR PRODUCTS

To attend the annual Dayton "Hamfest," Lee and Andy repaired record players, clock radios, and other small electronics to raise money to build several products, including the PADDLE Model 11A for $11.95 and the CW Transmitter Model 50 for $49.95 to sell at the show.

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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

Matric begins designing and producing solid-state logic control systems and radio controlled multiplex systems for underground purposes.

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OFFICE BUILDING COMPLETED

The original building was 2500 Sq. Ft. and housed all departments. The trailer in the background contained the first SMT line but burned down in the early 80s.

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Matric Bldg 1976

SAME DAY DELIVERY

Both Lee and Andy were avid private pilots so what better way to beat out the competition (there wasn't much then) by offering "same day delivery" service for the Northeastern United States.

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THE 1980s

An actor is elected President. MTV launches. "Windows" is released. And...

THE BIG FIRE OF 1982

In October of 1982, a fire broke in the production and engineering trailer. The fire resulted from a flow solder machine that had just been installed.

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INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

Matric was one of the first companies locally to install desktop computers and network them together. It inspired them to open Computer Showcase, The Learning Center, & CSOnline. A retail computer store and training facility specializing in residential and commercial systems, educational training, and industrial hardware, software, and installation.

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MATRIC PRESIDENT DETAINED IN IRAQ

Lee Richey, president of Matric, flew to Iraq to replace parts of a radio control system. The parts were delayed so the Iraqi government requested Lee stay until the system was operational.

Franklin Business Man Detained

RCA MICROBOARD LINE PURCHASED

An opportunity to invest $600K in acquiring the inventory and board designs of the RCA Microboard line was a major step forward in expanding capabilities.

Matric Purchases RCA Micro Board Line

FIRST SMT MACHINE INSTALLED

A substantial low-interest business loan was obtained to purchase new Surface Mount Technology or (SMT) equipment enabled Matric to become a world-class provider of THT and SMT assembly, engineering, and aftermarket services.

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Lee and Andy admiring SMT line

The 1990s

The Hubble Space Telescope launches. The Gulf War begins. The World Wide Web debuts. The Cold War ends. And...

1990 - VP ANDY MAITLAND RETIRES

At the end of the 80s, Andy's interests turned to his favorite pastime, flying. He soon after retiring founded Maitland Flight Opportunities (MFO, Inc.), opening several pilot shops throughout the region's airports and flight training for all ages.

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Andy Maitland Retires

PRESIDENT RICHEY SELLS MATRIC

Lee and his wife Jane kept Computer Showcase, CSOnline, and the Learning Center and opened Radio Adventures Company, a Christian-based station in Seneca, PA.

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Lee Richey Retires

1993 - RICK TURNER PURCHASES MATRIC

Rick Turner, a native of NY and passionate sailor buys Matric Limited and sets a course to make the company a global leader in electronics contract manufacturing.

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1994 - MATRIC TO RELOCATE

Rick purchases an abandoned elementary school in Seneca and begins renovations.

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MAJOR RENOVATION

Groundbreaking for 12,000 sq. ft. manufacturing addition to the new building. Renovation of existing 14,000 sq. ft. administration building with an addition of 2,500 sq. ft. for mezzanine training area on the second floor.

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EARNS ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

As Matric begins to expand its products and services, it implements a new Quality Management System that was introduced to the manufacturing industry in 1987.

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1ST ADDITION

Completed 27,500 sq. ft. manufacturing addition.

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THE 2000s

Attack on 9/11 occurs. The War in Afghanistan starts. Recession across the globe. Hurricane Katrina hits the US coast. And...

EARNS ATEX EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION

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PITTSBURGH EMS PURCHASED

Dynamic Manufacturing located in Freeport, PA is purchased to expand operations.

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2ND ADDITION

Further expansion of headquarters enables the THT and SMT lines to expand and more state-of-the-art equipment is purchased.

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EARNS IPC RoHS CERTIFICATION

To receive this certification we refrain from using restricted materials that are hazardous to the environment and dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.

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3RD ADDITION

Matric adds another 20,000 sq. ft., allowing for enhanced cable, cabinet, and box build assemblies.

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THE 2010s

Boston Marathon bombing. Chicago Cubs win the World Series. Mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And...

EARNS AS 9100 AEROSPACE CERTIFICATION

Quality management system for the Aerospace industry.

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EARNS ISO 13485 MEDICAL DEVICE CERTIFICATION

Quality management system for the Medical industry.

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INVESTS IN INSPECTION EQUIPMENT

Installs 3D printing, in-circuit testing, ball grid array, x-ray, and AOI inspection machines.

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DYNAMIC EXPANSION

Pittsburgh location undergoes a 10,000 sq. ft addition to its facility.

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GOVERNOR'S AWARD FOR SAFETY EXCELLENCE

Dynamic (2013) and Matric (2014, 2018) both receive the Governor's Award for Safety Excellence.

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INVESTS IN MORE STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT

SMT line capable of placing 100,000 parts/hour is installed alongside 142 workstations, additional machines include an oven, solder past inspection machines, and AOI machines.

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MATRIC SELECTED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Venango Area Chamber of Commerce selects Matric as Venango County Business of the Year.

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Venango County Business of the Year Award 2019

INSTALLS STORAGE UNITS

Invests in 3 JUKI storage systems to increase capacity and use 20% less footprint.

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EARNS HUBZone CERTIFICATION

Matric earns the Historically Underutilized Business Zone certification enabling them to compete for federal prime contracts.

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THE 2020s

COVID 19 virus spreads. Supreme Court Justice dies. First woman Vice President. And...

INSTALLS VERTICAL LIFT STORAGE SYSTEMS

Stores components and retrieves them to the operator, eliminating search and walk time. Can increase productivity up to 2/3.

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EARNS NADCAP "ELECTRONICS" CERTIFICATION

Global cooperative accreditation program for aerospace, defense, and other related industries.

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INSTALLS MORE EQUIPMENT

Installs new equipment, including a plasma cleaning machine, another SMT line, and an etching machine.

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