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About New England Etching Company in Holyoke MA

The New England Etching & Plating Company in Holyoke MA, was incorporated in 1931 in the midst of our country’s Great Depression. First and foremost, at NEE we provide leading manufacturing of high-end etched, lithographed, and plated products to the Western MA area. New England Etching Company prospered and grew throughout the ’30s. Thus enlarging both its customer base, and then eventually purchasing a larger manufacturing facility in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

laser engraving process with sparks flying

Corporate History

By the ’40s our resources and expertise in Etching and Printing were being redirected to meet the needs of the War Department. This relationship was the beginning of what would become a vital area of expertise, compliance with military specifications, standards, and regulations. The New England Etching Company’s relationship with the Department of Defense gives us a solid and diversified industrial base to our work. Therefore, our dual focus on technology and quality systems prompts advancements in every aspect of the business.

Beginning in the ’70s a second generation of the Foerster and Miesch families were steering the company’s growth forward. We have incorporated major investments that doubled the size of the manufacturing facility. As a result, adding a new stockroom, and developing an eco-friendly wastewater treatment facility laid the groundwork for future expansion. By the end of the decade, the computer revolution was transforming infrastructure throughout the office and support systems. Production departments have now become transformed to Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing. The traditional art department is now a state-of-the-art prepress department.

Production can cost-effectively accommodate large and small production runs. Our “NEE Rapid Response Teams” accommodate extraordinary situations or the most demanding “Just-In-Time” inventory systems. As the third generation of committed owners and managers were assuming their responsibilities, the company’s commitment to quality is key. We promise to meet and exceed customer expectations and bring ISO-9001 and AS-9100 Certifications to fruition.

Our corporate philosophy has endured and served as the core of every action and decision made at NEE.
Provide complete customer satisfaction, exceptional customer service, hard work, commitment, prosperity, and security will follow.

We welcome the opportunity to put our team to work for you.

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning.”   Benjamin Franklin

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