EPE Press Releases

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

Former IPC Chairman & Current IPC Board Member Steve Pudles Joins EPE Corporation

MANCHESTER, NH. (November 28, 2017): EPE Corporation, a high-reliability, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, is pleased to announce it has hired Steve Pudles, former Chairman and current Board Member of the IPC (the Association Connecting Electronics Industries), as Executive Vice President/Board of Advisors Member.

Mr. Pudles brings over 30 years of comprehensive EMS industry knowledge and executive-level experience to EPE’s senior management team and Board of Advisors. His extensive background in strategy development, operations, and business development will help guide EPE’s strategy development process going forward.Continue reading

Happy Veteran’s Day to our EPE Veterans!


Pictured from l-r: Hollis Willoughby, Dave Parrotto, Jason Martin, George Sheldon, JD Bell, Corinne Naylor, Ray Melendez, Eric Jurentkuff, Chris Mendez.




EPE is proud of our employees who have served our country.  On this Veteran’s Day, we thank them and salute them for their service!

EPE Corporation Marks Veteran’s Day With A Donation To Veterans Count of Manchester       

pictured from l-r: James “JD” Bell, Jr., President of EPE; Kathy Flynn, Director of Veterans Count; Joe Emmons, Senior Director of Development of Veterans Count; Leatha Anfuso, Credit Manager at EPE.

MANCHESTER, NH. (November 1, 2017): EPE Corporation, a high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company and a veteran-owned company, has donated $2,000 to Veterans Count in Manchester in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Leatha Anfuso, an EPE employee, organized and conducted bi-monthly company-wide raffles since last spring. Each raffle had a theme, such as a BBQ basket filled with grilling items, Patriots merchandise or handmade items crafted and donated by EPE employees.

“My plan was to raise a little money with each raffle and hopefully it would add up to a nice donation to Veterans Count around Veteran’s Day,” Leatha noted.

James “JD” Bell, President of EPE Corporation, decided that EPE would match the raffle earnings making the total donation to Veterans Count $2,000.

Director of Veterans Count, Kathy Flynn, commented, “We are so appreciative of community support such as this. It goes a long way in helping our local veterans with the things they need,” she added.

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EPE Organizes Backpack & School Supplies Drive & Donates $1K to Local School

MANCHESTER, NH. (August 30, 2017): EPE Corporation, a high-reliability Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, has organized a Backpack & School Supplies Drive to benefit Jewett Street Elementary School in Manchester.

“Last year EPE and our employees focused on collecting backpacks and school supplies for kids in our community. While we still wanted to collect these items again this year, we also aimed to do more,” says James “JD” Bell, Jr., President and CEO of EPE Corporation. “Therefore, we reached out to our electronic suppliers and they very generously pitched in.”

“Arrow Electronics, Avnet Electronics and TTI, Inc., all have contributed to our drive. As a result, EPE will not only donate many boxes filled with backpacks and school supplies, but EPE will also donate funds to Jewett Street Elementary so that they can buy some equipment they need,” he added. “These funds donated by our suppliers, along with an EPE matching contribution, has really made a difference in the success of this drive.”Continue reading

EPE Adds Environmental Stress Screening Capability with HALT & HASS System

MANCHESTER, NH. (April 18, 2017): EPE Corporation is strategically adding advanced environmental stress screening capabilities with the HALT & HASS system from Cincinnati Sub Zero.

“These HALT & HASS Chambers incorporate the highest level of technology and quality for the optimum in reliability testing,” comments James “JD” Bell, Jr., President and CEO of EPE Corporation. “This system combines the broadest range of temperature and vibration capabilities in the industry which help ensure the highest levels of product reliability from both a design and process standpoint.”

“EPE strives to improve product reliability by providing the latest technology in testing during product design and initial manufacturing cycles. The end result is a high-reliability product to market in a reduced amount of time,” he adds.  Continue reading