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In this episode Johnnieanne Hansen from the Council of Industry interviews Joe Ferraro, Jimmy Ferraro and Stephanie Melick from Elna Magnetics.
Elna Magnetics will be featured as the company profile in the upcoming Fall 2019 HV Mfg Magazine. In the article we spoke with Joe, Jimmy and Stephanie about the company, their products, the industries they serve and their processes. This podcast episode allowed us to go back and learn more about the individuals behind those processes, how they got into this business and what they find important.
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Joe, Jimmy and Stephanie shared with us the twists and turns in their career paths that led them all to where they are today. They also discussed the importance of adapting to the changing workforce in the manufacturing industry. Elna is heavily involved with the Hudson Valley P-TECH school, YouthBuild and has several apprentices in the Council of Industries apprentice program. They’ve recognized the importance of reaching kids at a young age and investing in training and developing their current workforce. This episodes digs deep into Elna’s company culture and looks ahead at what’s to come.
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Founded in 1955 as a custom machine shop providing specialized ferrite cores to the electronics industry, Elna Magnetics continues to provide custom machining services as well as authorized distribution of Ferroxcube, Fair-Rite Products, Metglas Inc., Magnetics Inc, EPCOS ferrite, Finemet, Micrometals, Leadertech (Ferrishield), TSC Ferrite International, and MMG products. This extensive range of magnetic products offers customers standard or custom solutions for power, signal, suppression and RFID applications. If a standard shape is not the answer, their state-of-the-art manufacturing and machining center is capable of producing one-piece prototypes, or up to millions of parts, to meet requirements.
Beginning in a former one-room schoolhouse in Woodstock, New York, Elna now operates out of a state-of-the art facility in Saugerties, New York, which provides ample warehouse and manufacturing space and room for expansion.
You can learn more about Elna here
The Council of Industry has been the manufacturer’s association of the Hudson Valley since 1910. Council membership includes manufacturers and business related to the manufacturing industry throughout the region. It is a privately funded not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the success of its member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the success of the Hudson Valley community.