Congressman tours ElectroCraft in Searcy

Dover, NH — (November 9, 2011)

By Marisa Lytle

mlytle@thedailycitizen.com Published: The Daily Citizen.com, Searcy Arkansas, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 5:54 PM CST

Congressman Tim Griffin toured the ElectroCraft motor manufacturing company in Searcy as his first stop in a Wednesday visit to White County. 

ElectroCraft manufactures The Green Motor, which utilizes new technology to power air conditioning motors efficiently.

Griffin said his purpose in touring the factory was to take a closer look at a local company and find out what makes it successful.  “We always need more success,” he said. “I also want to talk to folks and find out how government policies are affecting them. Often, they’re concerned with such issues as over-regulation and tax codes. When I’m in Washington, I want to have knowledge from talking to job creators. I want to encourage the private sector to create jobs. Washington can hurt job creation or it can help. I want to make sure I’m helping.” 

Griffin also said ElectroCraft is bringing jobs from abroad to the United States. “Jobs are leaving Mexico and going to the U.S.,” he said. “We need to find out why people are deciding to keep companies in the U.S. instead of going to other countries so we can make sure we don’t lose this advantage.”

During the tour, SNTech U.S. Manufacturing Manager Paul Feller emphasized the domestic manufacturing of The Green Motor. He said the motor is manufactured in Searcy; Little Rock manufactures the product packaging, while Cabot produces the instruction manuals. “We’re working on transitioning from ‘assembled in the USA’ to ‘made in the USA,’” he said.

The Green Motor is marketed as being energy efficient, with other benefits and features including reduced carbon dioxide, electronically commutated motor (ECM), integrated controls, reduced vibration, low noise and increased durability.

According to Feller, The Green Motor contains a computer chip and senses temperature as it adjusts its speed and force accordingly. It also uses less copper and overall less material than other motor models, which makes it more efficient, he said.

 About ElectroCraft

ElectroCraft, Inc. is a global provider of fractional-horsepower motor and motion control solutions for both industrial and commercial applications. The company specializes in dependable, application-engineered specialty products by utilizing its Lean business philosophy to consistently meet the needs of its customers worldwide. The company’s products are found in pumps, office equipment, medical devices, aircraft and thousands of other applications. ElectroCraft is headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire with operations in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

 

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