ETCO Incorporated Named Supplier of the Year by Prestolite Wire Nogales

ETCO Incorporated today announced that it has received Prestolite Wire of Nogales’ Supplier of the Year Award. The award was given to ETCO for its’ manufacturing efforts during the 2012 fiscal year. Throughout its 65 year history of manufacturing in the United States, ETCO has won a variety of awards as a supplier providing engineering, product line and manufacturing solutions to a multitude of industries. This award is the latest that demonstrates ETCO’s strong working relationship as a versatile, quality-focused supplier in a competitive industry.

The Prestolite Wire recognition is awarded yearly to the company’s upper echelon suppliers. The recipient of the award is selected from over 100 suppliers. The winner meets Prestolite Wire of Nogales’ stringent requirements including exceeding quality objectives, demonstrating efficiency in manufacturing processes, providing competitive pricing and having exceptional customer service. ETCO was able to meet and or exceed the requirements laid out throughout the year by Prestolite.

Receiving the award during a photo ceremony, VP of Sales John Stiness, on behalf of ETCO, was presented with a plaque in recognition of the company’s efforts. Stiness later remarked, “Receiving this award demonstrates that quality, efficient manufacturing is alive and well in the United States.” He adds, “ETCO is at the forefront of providing products that minimize errors during the manufacturing process at a higher quality and at an extremely competitive price.”

ETCO’s quality philosophy of zero defects in the manufacturing process, conformance to requirements, improving quality through prevention and measuring quality as the price of non-conformance takes precedence when manufacturing products. This means that throughout its entire effort the company’s engineers and quality staff looks for ways to continuously implement improvement in its processes. The Prestolite Wire award demonstrates ETCO’s commitment to quality engineering and solutions.

About ETCO 
Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.

For more information on ETCO, visit the Company website online at

About Prestolite Wire & Cable 
Prestolite Wire LLC’s Wire Harness division is a leading manufacturer of ignition wire sets and a leading supplier of wire harnesses and battery cables to the automotive industry. Prestolite services a wide range of OEMs and key customers out of its manufacturing facility located in Nogales, Mexico – a 115,000 sq. ft. state of the art plant – and provides warehousing and full logistics support from a facility in Nogales, AZ, just across the Mexico-US border. The products Prestolite manufactures are used in a wide range of applications, included but not limited to engines, transmissions, fuel systems, vehicle interiors, and brake systems, among others. Prestolite maintains quality certifications of TS16949 & ISO14001 at the Nogales manufacturing facility and has been honored repeatedly with customer quality and service awards.

Posted: December 21, 2012 in: Press Releases