Lean Manufacturing Progress Recognized
Nortech’s 5th Annual FOCUS Symposium Showcases Results

MINNEAPOLIS – Feb. 8, 2012 – Nortech Systems’ personnel from across the company met yesterday at the company’s fifth annual FOCUS symposium, to recognize progress in improving efficiency, reducing costs and enhancing satisfaction for employees and customers. Nortech Systems provides comprehensive electronic contract manufacturing services that add value throughout all stages of a product’s life cycle.

Nearly 50 people attended the symposium, held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, which featured group presentations and storyboards about Nortech Systems’ lean manufacturing initiative, called FOCUS. Presentations illustrated Nortech’s commitment to its Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) in all facets of its business as an EMS contract manufacturer – from rapid prototyping and design engineering services to complete manufacturing solutions, testing, supply chain management and post-production support.

Launched in 2006, Nortech Systems’ FOCUS initiative targets improving employees’ work lives and job environment, and empowers employees to suggest and implement changes to any aspect of the company’s operations. More than 500 FOCUS projects have been launched across Nortech Systems the past five years. At company facilities in the Upper Midwest and Mexico, thirty Nortech employees have achieved green- or black-belt training status. Nortech Systems continues to partner with key customers and strategic vendors in joint FOCUS projects aimed at sharing expertise and realizing mutual benefits.

About Nortech Systems
Nortech Systems Incorporated (www.nortechsys.com), based in Wayzata, Minn., is a full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider of wire and cable assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies, and higher-level complete box build assemblies for a wide range of industries.  Nortech Systems has a range of specialized, high-tech facilities used for customized design, manufacture, testing and repair of its solutions.  Markets served include industrial equipment, aerospace/defense and medical. The company has manufacturing capabilities and operating partners in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Nortech Systems Incorporated is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NSYS.


Contact:  Warren Djerf, Brookside Communications Group (for Nortech Systems) 952-920-3908 or warren@brookcomm.net