• 1981 – Established as a Michigan Private Corporation
  • 1997 – Created San Pedro Sula, Honduras Manufacturing Operations
  • 2003 – New Headquarters, Engineering & Distribution Center
  • 2005 – Established Tokyo and Shanghai Sales and Engineering Offices
  • 2005 – Troy, MI Headquarters Registered as a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone
  • 2006 – Received Patent for Urethane Potting Process
  • 2006 – Certified A2LA testing LAB in Honduras
  • 2007 – Acquired GS3 Component Division of Guide Corp (General Motors)
  • 2007 – Acquired Christiana Industries (Direct Competitor)
  • 2007 – Launched Component Division – ES3 Components Inc.
  • 2007 – Launched First Empire-designed Direct Connect Socket
  • 2007 – Opened El Paso, Texas Warehouse
  • 2008 – Opened Sheffield, Alabama facility
  • 2011 – Launched SMT Line