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An Appetite for ‘American Made’.

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Rochelle Broder-Singer | 7/3/2013

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Florida business Coaxial Components capitalizes on a trend toward quality products.

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Stuart-based RF microwave component maker Coaxial Components is capitalizing on the favorable perception of American products abroad.

The 18-employee company, known as Coaxicom, makes military-grade connectors, adapters and cable assemblies used in sophisticated communications systems. For several years, customers had switched to cheaper Asian-made products, but the company says the lower quality eventually turned customers off. “There’s an industry out there that’s looking for quality products and made in the U.S.A.,” says David Leiman, company founder and president. “Now in the international market … companies are no longer going toward the low-price products.”

Coaxicom, which has seen a 500% increase in sales to Chile, for example, is not alone in benefiting from the trend. Between 2000 and 2011, exports manufactured in Florida grew 143%, and small businesses like Coaxicom account for 67% of the state’s exports.

Although overseas customers have purchased from Coaxicom since a few years after its 1984 founding, it has done little active marketing outside of a couple of European countries where it has independent sales representatives. Mainly, Leiman says, “people found us.” That’s what happened in Chile, for instance, where Coaxicom’s main customer is the government. But when another company approached Coaxicom about making private-label products for sale in South America, Leiman and his team began researching the market. Ultimately, he decided to hire an internal team devoted to international sales.

For the most part, Coaxicom, whose parts typically sell for between $5 and $10 apiece, is looking for independent sales representatives or authorized distributors in other countries. The company expects that approach will help it mitigate some of the risks of doing business outside the U.S. Risks include the cost of international collections on sales that tend to be small — between a few hundred and a few thousands dollars each. Also, because Coaxicom’s parts have military applications, the company has to know exactly who its users will be. It’s easier for a local company to do that vetting.

Leiman says the potential sales justify dealing with those hurdles. Right now, international business makes up only about 20% of Coaxicom’s revenue, but he’s so confident in its growth that he’s looking to more than double the company’s current space.

South Florida RF Connector Manufacturer Coaxicom Expanding Operations

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STUART, FLORIDA –  As the global economy continues to improve, US manufacturing jobs are also on the rise. Electrical engineers and project managers have focused their attention on replacing low-cost imports with high-quality, American-made electrical components.

The impact is being felt in South Florida, as Coaxial Components Corp. expands its sales team with three new Regional Sales Managers.  The new team members include Joel Smith, Penny Perkins and Stephanie Clark.  Smith’s vast experience in high-performance manufacturing includes design, programming, manufacturing and distribution for Biomet 3is in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.  Clark has returned to Coaxicom where she began her career in RF connector manufacturing.  Perkins is new to the industry, bringing a background in customer service from a variety of service industries.

The Regional Managers will be servicing national and international accounts for the company’s industry-leading RF connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies.

Coaxial Components Corp serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, medical, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors. All Coaxicom connectors conform to applicable Military standards, industry standards and specifications.  For more information or to order a product catalog, visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom. Coaxicom products are also available through our ever growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.

Coaxicom Introduces RF Connector Commercial Series

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G SeriesSTUART, FLORIDA – Over the past several years, many businesses have faced increased financial constraints due to the stagnant global economy. As American companies tightened their belts, operational budget reductions became common place across many industries. While project specifications remained intact, tighter budgets often became a determining factor in acquiring critical RF components. All too often, the stringent quality standards and skilled labor of US manufacturing resulted in higher costs, requiring a compromising choice between quality and price.

Founded in 1984, Coaxial Components Corp. experienced the challenges from the manufacturing side of the equation. The company’s established reputation for delivering superior quality made Coaxicom one of the leading providers for engineers who mandated top performance and quality.  Recognizing the change in priorities, the company saw an opportunity for a commercial series that delivers uncompromised performance, produced through a high-volume manufacturing solution.

“I’ve heard from many of our best customers that a commercial line of Coaxicom products would fill a void in the industry,” says Julian Andrews, Operations Manager for Coaxial Components Corp. “As a result, our team developed a G-series of microwave components that will be priced competitively with imported connectors. This product line will meet the superior design standards established in our current Coaxicom line.”

Coaxial Components Corp specializes in the manufacturing and sales of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies. The company serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors. All Coaxicom connectors conform to applicable Military standards, industry standards and specifications.  For more information or to order a product catalog, visit Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom. Coaxicom products are also available through our ever growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.

Coaxicom Introduces High Performance 2.4mm to 2.9mm Inter/Intra Adapter Series

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STUART, FLORIDA – In response to industry demands, Coaxicom’s engineering team redesigned the standard 2.4mm to 2.9 mm precision adapter series to improve electrical performance. The Inter and Intra series adapters now deliver up to 40 GHz with a lower VSWR than other supplier’s designs. Coaxicom’s high-performance adapters are suitable for use in advanced testing environments required throughout the aerospace, communications and military industries.

Designed and manufactured in the USA, Coaxicom utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, diligent quality control and experienced craftsmen to deliver uncompromising quality rarely found in components manufactured abroad. Coaxicom has become an industry leader in precision RF connectors, where the standard of excellence takes precedence over high-volume, inferior foreign alternatives.

Coaxial Components Corp specializes in the manufacture and sales of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies. The Company serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors. All Coaxicom connectors conform to applicable military standards, industry standards and specifications.  The company provides an online industry cross-referencing guide, a valuable tool for purchasing agents. The company’s catalog is also available at Coaxicom.com or by calling 866-Coaxicom.

Coaxicom products are also available through an ever-growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.

 

U.S. RF Connector Manufacturer Coaxicom Expands International Reach

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STUART, FLORIDA – United States manufacturing is experiencing a comeback worldwide. In a flight to quality, international demand has increased for superior, American-made manufactured goods. As global telecommunications and industrial markets rebound, the need for RF microwave components is also on the rise. Coaxicom, celebrating its 29th year in Florida, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, innovative design and an experienced work force to deliver a higher level of quality, unmatched by companies outsourcing component manufacturing abroad.

Coaxicom, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF microwave connectors, has experienced an increase in sales of over 500% from Chile, and new international representatives are focused on servicing the South American market with specific concentration on Brazil and Argentina.  Coaxicom is currently developing a network of representatives to meet the growing demands of Europe, Asia and other foreign markets.

Coaxial Components Corp specializes in the manufacturing and sales of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies. The company serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors. All Coaxicom connectors conform to applicable Military standards, industry standards and specifications.  For more information or to order a product catalog, visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom. Coaxicom products are also available through our ever growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.

 

Microwave Journal: Coaxicom Termination Improves Mechanical Integrity and Electrical Specs

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High Performance radio frequency termination.

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Coaxicom’s innovative 1watt 3900X series terminations are designed to minimize reflected power that often impedes transmission quality. Used across a spectrum of multi-port microwave devices including directional couplers, isolators and high-power transmitter applications, terminations absorb energy and prevent RF signals from reflecting back from open-ended or unused circuit ports. The Coaxicom DC-26.5 GHz design maintains the mechanical integrity of 18 GHz designs with advanced performance, VSWR of 1:25:1 max.

The 3900X terminations are available in SMA male interface configurations. The 3900X termination series is in full production, and components are available with low minimum order quantity requirements.

Coaxial Components Corp is a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies. The company serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors. All Coaxicom connectors conform to applicable Military standards, industry standards and specifications.  For more information or to order a product catalog, visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom

Coaxicom products are also available through our ever growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.

Chris Feys Named Quality Assurance Manager at Coaxial Components Corp.

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STUART, FLORIDA –

Coaxial Components Corp, also known as Coaxicom, announced the appointment of Chris Feys to the company’s Quality Assurance team.

“We are pleased with the extensive background Mr. Feys adds to the CCC Team,” says Julian Andrews, Operations Manager.  “With 25 years of quality assurance experience in the manufacturing and automotive industries, Chris brings a unique insight to our stringent processes and daily operations.”

As QA Manager, Feys will have overarching responsibility for all cable and connector assembly as well as product manufacturing quality control.  Feys will also play an instrumental role in administering the ISO 9001:2008 and the AS 9100C processes for the company.  The Stuart, Florida firm manufactures, among others, SMA, SMB, SMC, SSMB, SSMC, SSMA, Type N, TNC and phase adjustable connectors, in addition to cable assemblies for commercial and military applications.

Prior to joining the company, Feys relocated to the Treasure Coast from Northern Michigan where he spent 25 years in the manufacturing industry.  In his previous capacity, he was responsible for quality engineering inspections, detailed project management, QOS functions, and Customer liaison and audit functions.  Chris assisted in achieving QS 9000 and ISO certification for two independent facilities.

Coaxial Components Corp is a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies.  The company serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors.  All Coaxicom connectors conform to applicable Military standards, industry standards and specifications.  For more information or to order a product catalog, visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom.

US Manufacturing Firm, Coaxicom, Ships Its 10,000,000th SMA Connector

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FLORIDA –Quality is making a comeback as world markets recognize the superiority of US-manufactured RF connectors and cable assemblies. Nowhere is this more evident than at Coaxicom, a Florida-based manufacturer and supplier of high-quality RF microwave products, who continues to gain market share in its 28th year of business. Following an industry epidemic of counterfeit products being shipped from overseas sources, engineers have expanded their focus from pure price consideration to assuring delivery from reputable resources.  Coaxicom’s long-term history, Florida-based manufacturing and reputation for quality have resulted in expanded international sales for this growing company.

“Over the past six months, we have opened new markets in Australia, India, Chile, Russia and Asia,” says Julian Andrews, Operations Manager.  “The RF connector industry is a global marketplace, and US-manufactured components are valued world-wide.” In addition to the SMA connector series, Coaxicom also maintains a robust inventory of SSMA, SMB, SMC, SSMB, SSMC, as well as MCX, MMCX and SMP connectors.  The company’s cable assembly division takes full advantage of this ready inventory, providing rapid turnaround on request to meet growing Customer demand.

Coaxial Components Corp is entering its 29th year as a Florida-based manufacturer and supplier of RF Connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters and cable assemblies. The company serves Customers in the telecommunications, aerospace, industrial, energy, transportation and military sectors. All Coaxicom connectors conform to MIL-PRF-39012 and interface dimensions per MIL-STD-348 or industry standards. For more information or to order a product catalog, visit www.Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom

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Coaxicom Increases Manufacturing Capability To Further Gain Market Share In Subminiature And Microminiature Connector Market

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Since its founding in 1984, Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) has been a leading source for Microwave & RF connectors and adapters for the domestic and international markets. The company continues to provide a growing line of products suited for a variety of applications.

Following the acquisition of AEP (Applied Engineering Products) by the French company, Radiall, inventories and availability of subminiature and microminiature connectors have been limited across the industry. Coaxicom has recently expanded its manufacturing resources to fill that void in the marketplace.

Coaxicom’s lines of subminiature and micro-miniature connectors are well suited for low-profile, high-frequency requirements. SMB (snap-on) and SMC (screw-on) subminiature series are designed for applications operating to 4 GHz (SMB) or 10 GHz (SMC). Coaxicom offers both 50 and 75 Ohm versions. The series relatively small size allows flexibility in applications where space is limited. Coaxicom’s SSMB and SSMC micro-miniatures series are 75 percent smaller and designed for applications operating to 12 GHz.

RF Connector Research Tool Available Online For Speedy Delivery In Days.

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For decades, manufacturers across North America have been producing a variety of industry standard RF connectors, each with a unique series of part numbers to identify the product line. Over time, many companies have merged, closed, or transitioned to new numbering systems. For industry purchasing agents, locating replacement parts can be time consuming and frustrating. After waiting 6 – 12 weeks for delivery, a mismatched part number often results in project delays and inaccuracy in shipments.

As a leader in the RF connector industry for more than 30 years, Coaxial Components Corp. has developed a foremost research tool for cross referencing the company’s extensive database of RF components. The database encompasses product lines from more than a dozen manufacturers and dates back to the early 1970s.

“We have received excellent feedback from our customers who utilize the online resource on a weekly basis,” says Julian Andrews, Operations Manager for Coaxial Components Corp. “Whether purchasing through our company or working with our distributors, the online tool provides valuable information that was previously unavailable.”

The database of RF connector components includes BNC, SMA, TNC, SSMA, type-N, and all SSMB series. In addition, SMB, SMC, MCX and MMCX connectors are included. The company continues to provide innovative solutions for complex microwave and RF challenges throughout the world.
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