EPE Corporation’s Investment in Mycronic Equipment Doubles its Manufacturing Capacity

MANCHESTER, NH. (June 16, 2020):  EPE Corporation, an industry expert in high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) since 1965, has recently invested in its Surface Mount Assembly line capacity with the purchase of two new Mycronic MY300DX-17 pick-and-place machines, feeder systems and other line software upgrades.

The Mycronic MY300DX-17 equipment and software solutions deliver increased levels of placement speed and accuracy and improves productivity with a wide range of component types.  In addition, the robust software provides fast feeder loading, location tracking, stock accuracy and proactive replenishment.

Ken Desrochers, EPE’s Vice President of Operations.

“These new Mycronic MY300DX-17 machines increase our efficiency for complex high-mix production work. They provide easy data preparation, job sequencing, line balancing, and feeder optimization. Another benefit of these machines is that we can easily switch from full volume to batch-size one,” comments Ken Desrochers, Vice President of Operations at EPE. “This important investment follows our recent purchase of three 5K series 3D Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) systems from VI Technology, a subsidiary to Mycronic. The new 3D AOI capability has improved our overall production efficiency by providing greater accuracy in detecting true defects while dramatically reducing false calls and guarantees EPE’s customers the highest quality standards,” he adds.

“Even during these challenging times of COVID-19, EPE Corporation continues to offer the best capabilities and technologies to our customers,” adds James “JD” Bell, Jr., President and CEO of EPE Corporation. “EPE has been using Mycronic production equipment for over 20 years, and the combination of speed, flexibility, accuracy, fast changeover and ease of programming have been critical in controlling the growth of our high-mix, low-to-medium volume business model,” he adds. “The addition of these two MY300DX pick-and-place machines, software upgrades and additional feeder systems will allow us to speed up our manufacturing process and enhance our delivery of timely, high quality products to our customers while at the same time providing plenty of manufacturing capacity to handle our projected growth,” says Bell.

EPE Corporation has been a trusted, high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) expert since 1965.  EPE is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in Manchester, NH and focuses on the high-reliability markets of defense, aerospace, medical, industrial and RF Communications.


EPE Employees Donate to Toys for Tots

Every year, EPE employees organize a toy drive to support Toys for Tots.  This year was no exception and lots of toys were generously donated to support kids in our community.

Pictured: (standing from l-r) Chris Lentz, Ray Melendez, Norma Biggins, Jason Long and Scott Gage, (kneeling from l-r) Lauren Thessen, Terry Joyce.

EPE thanks ALL its employees for supporting Toys for Tots!

EPE Celebrates Veteran’s Day

Here’s a few photos from EPE’s Veteran’s Day Luncheon, catered by the Puritan Backroom.  Happy Veteran’s Day to all Vets and their families!

Happy Veteran’s Day!


EPE wishes all Veterans, past and present, and their families a wonderful Veteran’s Day!
EPE is proud to employ the following Veterans:  Mike Laroe, Sean Finegan, Jason Martin, Ray Melendez, Dave Parrotto, George Sheldon, Joe Sippel, Hollis Willoughby,  JD Bell.

Happy Memorial Day!

As America celebrates Memorial Day, EPE Corporation pays tribute to those who have given their lives in our nations’s wars.  EPE and its employees thanks all veterans for their sacrifices in serving our country.

It’s Toys for Tots Time at EPE!

December 11, 2018:  EPE employees are in the holiday spirit!  Boosting our already strong Toys for Tots collection this year was a “Bake Off” coordinated by EPE employee Donna Guthro.  Proceeds from the “Bake Off” were used to purchase more toys, making our toy drive even more successful this year.  All baked goods submitted were delicious and made it difficult for the judges, JD Bell, Steve LeCour and Chris Lentz to decide!

Congratulations to the “Bake Off” winners shown below: First Place, Stacy Pasko (far right) for her pecan cheesecake; Second Place, Bernice Zafra (sitting) for her carrot cake; and Third Place, Nicky Spear (second from right) for her cherry cheesecake. A special thanks to Donna Guthro (far left) for organizing the “Bake Off”!!

Thanks to all who participated in the “Bake Off” to make it such a success and to those who donated toys to help Toys for Tots!  EPE has the best employees!


Happy Veteran’s Day To Our Employees!

EPE thanks its employees who have served in the military over the years!  Our veterans include: Bob Jensen (Army), Dave Parrotto (Army National Guard and Navy), George Sheldon (Air Force), Hollis Willoughby (Air Force), Jason Martin (Army National Guard), JD Bell (Navy) Ray Melendez (Army), Sean Finegan (Army National Guard), Joe Sipple (Navy).  Fifty plus years of combined service from our EPE Veterans!  NEVER FORGET!

EPE Corporation Continues Strategic Technology Investments

MANCHESTER, NH. (August 23, 2018): EPE Corporation, an industry expert in high-reliability EMS since 1965, has continued its strategic investments in technology with the purchase of a new Heller Mark 5 1936 10-zone reflow oven. The Heller 10-zone reflow oven system delivers one of the highest levels of repeatability and temperature accuracies in today’s reflow oven marketplace. In addition, it offers high-volume production capabilities with belt speeds up to 1.4 m/min to accommodate the fastest pick and place systems.

“Our new Heller MK5 reflow oven has been a game changer for us in terms of our ability to manufacture larger, thicker and more densely populated leaded and lead-free printed circuit boards. The 10 individual temperature zones allow us to achieve targeted temperature ramp rates and time-at-liquidous to ensure the best solder joints and process control,” comments Ken Desrochers, Vice President of Operations at EPE.Continue reading