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News Release – March 10, 2009

Mayor Reed and City Council Commend Airtronics for Contributions to San Jose Economy

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10, 2009 — Mayor Chuck Reed and Council Member Madison Nguyen recognized Airtronics Metal Products in a commendation presented to company executives at today's San Jose City Council meeting. During the presentation, Airtronics was cited for the benefits it provides to the San Jose economy and community.

With a 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Jose’s Enterprise Zone, Airtronics is a full-service precision electronic sheet metal design, engineering and manufacturing company. Established in 1961, Airtronics‘ services range from design and mechanical engineering support to prototyping, precision fabricating, painting, silk screening and final assembly. The company provides custom engineering and value-added manufacturing using the latest in CAD design, production equipment, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

The City of San Jose commendation recognizes Airtronics for its significant and continued contributions to the region’s economic vitality through its participation in the Enterprise Zone Hiring Credit program (which resulted in the creation of more than 70 jobs for economically and otherwise disadvantaged individuals); its focus on continuous improvement and exceptional quality; and its investment in the education of tomorrow’s mechanical engineers through its outreach program with San Jose State University. Airtronics currently has nearly 100 employees, all of whom receive quality medical benefits.

The commendation presented by the Mayor and City Council is a part of San Jose's Business Appreciation Initiative, a key component of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency’s Strategy. This business retention effort recognizes San Jose companies that actively support the City's efforts to maintain a strong, vital city for the 21st century.

About Airtronics
Airtronics Metal Products is a full-service, one-stop precision sheet metal products company that was founded in Silicon Valley in 1961. Today Airtronics provides standard and custom engineering, design, production and value added manufacturing services using the latest in CAD design, production equipment and ERP systems. From a spotless state-of-the-art facility in San Jose's Enterprise Zone, they serve technology leaders throughout Northern California and the rest of the USA. The company is ISO 9001 - 2000 Registered (UL). For more information, visit www.airtronics.com.

About the San Jose Redevelopment Agency
The San Jose Redevelopment Agency (SJRA) is dedicated to creating jobs, building housing, and improving the lives of all who live and work in San Jose. The Redevelopment Agency partners with business and the community to accomplish economic revitalization in downtown San Jose, our technology parks and industrial areas, and our neighborhoods. The SJRA continues to be the most successful and effective agency in California due to our ability to build partnerships with local businesses and the community, strengthen neighborhoods, assist San Jose schools and families and effectively implement the community's vision. For more information, please visit, www.sjredevelopment.org.

About the City of San Jose
From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San Jose has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San Jose stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon Valley—the world's leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the U.S., is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, work, live, play and learn. For more information, visit , www.sanjoseca.gov.

Contacts:
San Jose Redevelopment Agency
Christopher Coggins
Economic Development Officer
(408) 795-1860
Christopher.coggins@sanjose.gov

Airtronics
Carol Traeger
Public Relations Specialist
DRB Partners
(408) 943-0515
carol@drbpartners.com

 

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