I have written before about how much I enjoy visiting factories. I have been able to visit facilities that do printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication, PCB assembly (PCBA), plastic injection molding, plastic blow molding, aluminum extrusions, die casting, final assembly, tube forming and fabrication, poly-resin molding, and many machine shops. Until a couple of weeks ago I had never been in a factory that produces cable assemblies and wire harnesses.
With my visit to ESAM, Inc. in Grants Pass, Oregon, I can now check that off my list. The average consumer is not aware of how many cables and harnesses are in their electronics and automobiles. Even if you are aware that your car or truck requires cables to work, you might still be shocked at how many cables there are and how complex some of them are. Certainly this is true of many military and medical products, as well as industiral and consumer products of all types. The bottom line is that cables are necessary to connect critical parts of most systems together.
ESAM’s factory is beautifully run from the wire prep area through connectors and on to final assembly and test. Among the ceritifications that attest to their quality are ITAR registration and AS9100 certification. In addition, ESAM is in a certified HUBZone, which means they are a perfect fit for any company with a supplier diversity program. Every aspect of ESAM’s buisness is designed to provide excellent quality and service to thier diverse customer base.
It was a pleasure to visit the factory and meet the people that make ESAM special. Thanks to Dave, Jim, and the entire staff at ESAM. I hope to see you all again soon.
It is our pleasure to represent ESAM in the Austin and San Antonio, Texas areas through our association with Kurt Young at Four States Technologies. Please let us know if we can provide any additional information on ESAM or provide a quote for any new or existing cable assemblies.