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REDCOM receives Top Workplace Award for second consecutive year

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Democrat and Chronicle for the second consecutive year. Not only has REDCOM been recognized regionally, but the company has also been recognized nationally with the Top Workplaces Woman-Led Culture Excellence Award.  

The list of Top Workplaces is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, performance, engagement, and leadership, just to name a few. 

REDCOM Top Workplace 2021I am honored that REDCOM has been recognized as a Top Workplace in Rochester for the second year in a row,” said Dinah Weisberg, President and CEO, REDCOM. “And on top of that, we were recognized at the national level with a Top Workplaces Culture Award. We owe our employees a huge thank you for making this happen.”  

Mrs. Weisberg continues, “It’s obvious that everyone has faced challenges in the past year dealing with COVID-19, but I couldn’t be more proud of how we have handled these massive adjustments as a company. We’ve kept our employees connected and driven towards a common goal, and we managed to close several large deals in the past year, including a multi-year contract with the U.S. Army. I’m amazed by what we have been able to accomplish in the face of a global pandemic, and I’m encouraged by what we have in the pipeline for 2021. 

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric RubinoEnergage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”  

REDCOM’s mission centers around enabling the most important conversations in the world for customers that include all branches of the military, government agencies, first responders, and telecom service providers. In a complex and competitive industry, REDCOM stands out from other communications companies by focusing on a refined set of functions that are integral to mission security. 

“No one builds products with the level of interoperability, reliability, and ease of use that REDCOM does,” said Weisberg. “This challenge of meeting — and exceeding — customer requirements is what motivates the team here at REDCOM every day.” 

REDCOM was founded in 1978 in Penfield, NY. In less than a decade, the company expanded so rapidly that it built a brand-new facility on a 40-acre campus in Victor, NY, which REDCOM still occupies today. The entrepreneurial roots from REDCOM’s early days continue to drive the company’s culture today. All employees are empowered to work autonomously and are afforded the power to drive change within the company and its products.  

“What makes the culture here so special is that it is a family business. It’s not only my family’s business, but we’ve always treated our employees like extended members of the family,” said Weisberg. “Our support of the individual and our drive to make the individual succeed is what ultimately makes the whole organization perform at its best.” 

The complete list of Rochester Top Workplace winners can be viewed on the Democrat & Chronicle website. 

Lauren Iuranich Accepted into Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CLIMB Program

REDCOM and REDCOM EMS are pleased to announce that Lauren Iuranich, Quality Assurance Manager for REDCOM EMS has recently been accepted into the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s CLIMB Program. At REDCOM EMS, Lauren is responsible for managing the company’s comprehensive Quality Management System, along with the day-to-day quality management of manufacturing such as secondary inspections, troubleshooting, and working towards a lean manufacturing environment.

 

 

“I was recommended for the program by Courtney Stiles, who was in the program last year, and REDCOM decided to nominate me,” said Lauren. “I’m honored to have been nominated and selected for the program, and I appreciate the investment that REDCOM is putting into developing my leadership skills, which I plan to use to help the company grow and become even more competitive in the industry.”

The CLIMB Program was created to allow young professionals from local companies who exhibit stellar leadership, vision, and integrity to learn from some of the most successful leaders in our region. It is a ten-month program where participants are given personalized leadership development training, provided the opportunity to attend seminars from successful corporate executives, and discuss issues facing our communities with political leaders.

“Being a young professional moving into my first management role, this program is going to provide me with the knowledge and support I need to start this journey, and I hope that it will help me effectively lead my team. I plan on sharing this knowledge among my colleagues within the EMS team, with the goal of establishing the leadership culture required of a successful organization to face the multitude of dynamic business challenges.”

The REDCOM EMS Response to COVID-19

Amid the concerns over the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to let you know that the REDCOM EMS production facility is currently operating with full staff and normal schedules to meet customer demands. Our people are here, inventory is robust, and our supply chains remain uninterrupted.

Any team member that can work from home is doing so. And to ensure the safety of those working in our facility, we have taken very careful precautions and are following strict guidelines from the CDC.

REDCOM EMS is always here when you need us. For new inquiries call us at 585.924.6653. If you are an existing customer and need immediate assistance, please call 585.924.6650. If you plan on visiting REDCOM during this time, please read the following.

What to expect if you visit REDCOM during COVID-19

  • Practice Social Distancing measures by staying at least six feet apart
  • Wash your hands and use sanitizer. REDCOM has multiple sanitization stations set up, so please take advantage of them.
  • Wear a face mask while inside the building
  • Get your temperature taken at the entrance. A REDCOM employee will take your temperature with a no-contact forehead thermometer when you arrive. Anyone with a heightened temperature will be denied access to REDCOM.
  • Self monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you have any of these symptoms, we ask that you do NOT come into the building:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of smell
    • Loss of taste
    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to rouse from sleep
    • Blueish lips or face

We will continue to adapt our protocols and communicate as the situation develops.

We wish you good health and safety during these uncertain times.

REDCOM EMS Partners with Rochester Institute of Technology’s Image Permanence Institute

REDCOM EMS has been selected by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Image Permanence Institute (IPI) to provide calibration, troubleshooting, and repair services for IPI’s PEM2® Dataloggers. In the initial two-year contract period, REDCOM EMS will also serve as the call center for PEM2 technical support, and provide materials management and shipping services.

IPI is a university-based research center in Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Art and Design. IPI supports the preservation of cultural heritage collections in libraries, archives, and museums around the world. The highly accurate PEM2 datalogger collects and stores temperature and humidity data that is easily uploaded for analysis via USB flash drive.

REDCOM EMS was chosen as the PEM2 service provider after collaborating with another local business on a related request for proposals. Through interactions with IPI during that process, REDCOM EMS emerged as an experienced and trusted supplier acutely familiar with industry requirements.

This partnership allows REDCOM EMS to position itself as a resource for datalogger testing, calibration, and troubleshooting, as well as a trusted customer service center.

REDCOM EMS Project Manager, MaryAnn Gates, looks forward to working with a group like RIT’s IPI. “We are truly excited to be partnering with IPI as a provider for the maintenance, service, and upkeep of the PEM2 dataloggers. In a world where everything is disposable, it is a pleasure to be working with a company that understands the value of global heritage and helps to maintain and preserve it. The staff at IPI are wonderful to work with and we look forward to serving their customers.”

IPI Director of Operations, Lisa Cerra, is equally excited about the partnership. “The REDCOM EMS team is experienced, professional, and clearly committed to delivering exceptional service to PEM2 customers. IPI is happy to be collaborating with this first-rate organization in support of the important work museums, libraries, and other institutions are doing to preserve the world’s cultural heritage collections.”

 

About REDCOM EMS

REDCOM EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) is a U.S.-based contract manufacturer with a global customer base. REDCOM EMS has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), wiring harnesses, power supplies, and system-level assemblies for a diverse set of industries including Defense, Aerospace, Telecom, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Medical, and Transportation. REDCOM EMS is up to date with the latest ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, and ISO 13485 certifications. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM website at www.redcomems.com.

About Rochester Institute of Technology’s Image Permanence Institute

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is a university-based preservation research center in the College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). IPI research informs and advances professional-level education and training activities, publications, environmental consulting services, and the development of practical preservation resources and tools. For more information, visit their website at www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org.

REDCOM EMS Receives ISO 13485:2016 Certification for Medical Device Manufacturing

REDCOM EMS, a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., announced today that the company has secured ISO 13485:2016 certification, indicating its Quality Management System meets all the requirements for medical device manufacturing. The certification complements the company’s existing ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certifications.

“As the need for medical equipment is more important than ever, REDCOM EMS is well positioned with the recent addition of the ISO 13485:2016 certification for our Quality Management System,” said Steve Husband, Vice President of Manufacturing, REDCOM and General Manager, REDCOM EMS. “With this additional certification, REDCOM EMS is pleased to offer our electronic manufacturing services to the medical device industry. This certification, along with the AS9100D:2016 and the ISO9001:2015, is a true testament to our commitment of providing a quality product to a very diverse customer base.”

Quality Engineer and Millennial in Manufacturing award winner Lauren Iuranich led the team in obtaining this certification. “This certification, in conjunction with the AS9100D certification we received last year, highlights our commitment to quality and delivering safe, mission-critical products to our customers,” Iuranich remarked. As a Quality Engineer, she’s continuously driving REDCOM EMS into the future by improving processes and systems throughout the manufacturing environment and attaining the necessary certifications.

“Our ability to obtain two certifications in less than a year demonstrates the robustness of our Quality Management System. Managing two unique sets of requirements can be challenging for small companies, but REDCOM EMS prioritizes quality and has a dedicated group of highly motivated employees to maintain requirements and produce high-quality products,” stated Iuranich.

REDCOM EMS’s ISO 13485:2016 certificate (SX 60149223) became effective on May 8, 2020, and was issued by TUV Rheinland, a certification body and global leader in independent quality inspection services. Maintaining the certification will require rigorous and comprehensive audits by the internal team and annual validation by a third-party certifying body to ensure compliance with the standard.

About REDCOM EMS

REDCOM EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services), a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., is a U.S.-based contract manufacturer with more than 40 years of experience manufacturing Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs) and system-level assemblies for a diverse set of industries including Defense, Aerospace, Telecom, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Medical, and Transportation. With a NIST-compliant secure facility, customers can trust REDCOM EMS to protect their intellectual property and manufacturing identity. REDCOM EMS’ Quality Management System is certified to the latest ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D:2016, and ISO 13485 standards.

About REDCOM

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., a 2020 Rochester Top Workplace, is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced tactical and strategic communications solutions with a focus on security, reliability, and interoperability. REDCOM’s customers include all branches of the military, government agencies, emergency responders, integrators, and telecom service providers. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM website at https://www.redcom.com.

REDCOM Wins 2020 Rochester Top Workplace Award

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce that the company has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Democrat and Chronicle. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“I am honored that REDCOM has been recognized as a Top Workplace in Rochester,” said Dinah Weisberg, President and CEO, REDCOM. “I truly believe that we have the greatest group of employees working here. I’m proud of the culture and work ethic we’ve built, and in my mind, it’s only going to get better from here.”

Mrs. Weisberg continues, “REDCOM has actually been a part of the Rochester community for 42 years, but we often flew under the radar intentionally. That’s all changing now. We have several major opportunities in the pipeline, and we anticipate substantial growth over the next few years. Expect to see a lot more of REDCOM in the news.”

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. The Top Workplaces program can be that positive outcome your company can rally around in the coming months to celebrate leadership and the importance of maintaining an employee-focused culture, even during challenging times.”

REDCOM was founded in 1978 in Penfield, NY. In less than a decade, the company expanded so rapidly that it built a brand-new facility on a 40-acre campus in Victor, NY, which REDCOM still occupies today. The entrepreneurial roots from REDCOM’s early days continue to drive the company’s culture today. All employees are empowered to work autonomously and are afforded the power to drive change within the company and its products.

“What makes the culture here so special is that it’s a family business. It’s not only my family’s business, but we’ve always treated our employees like extended members of the family,” said Weisberg. “Our support of the individual and our drive to make the individual succeed is what ultimately makes the whole organization perform at its best.”

The complete list of Rochester Top Workplace winners can be viewed on the Democrat & Chronicle website.

About REDCOM EMS

REDCOM EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services), a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is a U.S.-based contract manufacturer with a global customer base. REDCOM EMS has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), wiring harnesses, power supplies, and system level assemblies for a diverse set of industries including Defense, Aerospace, Telecom, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Medical, and Transportation. With a NIST-compliant secure manufacturing facility, customers can trust REDCOM EMS to protect their intellectual property and manufacturing identity. REDCOM EMS’ Quality Management System is certified to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standard, has been recommended for AS9100D certification, and actively pursuing  ISO13485 certification.

About REDCOM Laboratories, Inc

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., a 2020 Rochester Top Workplace, is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced communications solutions with a focus on security, reliability, and interoperability. REDCOM’s customers include all branches of the military, government agencies, emergency responders, integrators, and telecom service providers. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM website at www.redcom.com.

Quality Engineer, Lauren Iuranich Featured in Rochester Business Journal

REDCOM EMS Quality Engineer, Lauren Iuranich was featured in Rochester Business Journal’s Fast Start, where she talked about her journey to quality engineering, and how she found her way to her current role at REDCOM EMS. Lauren has focused the last couple of years in her career on helping the company obtain various quality certifications, which is critical to broadening REDCOM’s customer pool and demographic.

Iuranich says bringing her experience working from the client end of contract manufacturing in her previous job has helped her in her role today as she works on the other side of the market. As she advances in her career, her goal is to make a lasting impact that will be remembered and utilized in decades to come. She wants her efforts to leave a footprint.

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Quality Engineer Lauren Iuranich wins Millennials in Manufacturing Award

Lauren Iuranich, Quality Engineer for REDCOM EMS, has been recognized for her hard work and awarded the top prize in FuzeHub’s Millenials in Manufacturing Awards. Lauren was nominated by her boss, General Manager of REDCOM EMS, Steve Husband. Lauren had to have a written nomination, along with a video discussing how she’s demonstrated initiative in innovating new processes that keep the company moving forward.

REDCOM EMS Lauren

Lauren (second from left, above) was honored on Monday, October 7 during the New York State Innovation Summit held in the Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY. The awards were presented by Executive Vice President at Empire State Development, Pravina Raghavan and President and CEO of Empire State Development, Eric Gertler.

“When reviewing the entries, we were excited to hear about so many young professionals who are helping manufacturers thrive in New York State,” said FuzeHub Executive Director Elena Garuc. “We created the Millennials in Manufacturing Awards to celebrate rising stars who are making an impact and expand statewide understanding of the career opportunities available in the manufacturing industry.

“As we mark Manufacturing Day 2019, we hope this year’s winners inspire more New Yorkers to pursue manufacturing careers,” she added. “Building a deeper bench of talented workers will help the industry grow faster and stronger.”

Lauren has been working to continuously improve processes and procedures on the manufacturing floor and has played a vital role in helping REDCOM EMS obtain the AS9100D:2016 certification, as well as working to obtain the ISO 13485 certification for medical device manufacturing.  Lauren is passionate about taking on new projects that will help the company and enjoys finding innovative ways to make the company more efficient. Although she only started working at EMS in 2017, since joining the team Lauren has become an important asset in paving the way forward to manufacturing growth and success.

REDCOM EMS completes AS9100D aerospace certification

REDCOM EMS, a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., announced today that the company has achieved AS9100D:2016 certification for its Quality Management System. This certification supplements the company’s existing ISO9001:2015 certification. AS9100D:2016 is a standardized quality management and quality assurance system developed for the specialized requirements of the aviation, space, and defense industries. The successful completion of the audit and certification to the international aerospace quality standard signifies REDCOM EMS’s commitment to meeting stringent customer requirements.

“Acquiring the AS9100D:2016 certification will enable REDCOM EMS to expand upon opportunities with current customers and allow us to reach an entirely new customer base,” said Steve Husband, Vice President of Manufacturing, REDCOM and General Manager, REDCOM EMS. “The audit process to obtain this certification was a team effort and it took a lot of work. This demonstrates the commitment we have to continuous improvement for the benefit of our demanding customer base.”

Quality Engineer Lauren Iuranich led the team in obtaining this certification. “We’re doing something that everyone thought was impossible: growing a manufacturing business in Upstate New York,” Iuranich remarked. As a Quality Engineer, she’s continuously helping push REDCOM EMS into the future by working to gain further certifications, while also improving processes and systems throughout the manufacturing environment. “This AS9100D:2016 certification (and the ISO 13485 certification we’re working on for later this year) will help us continue on that path of success.”

REDCOM EMS’s AS9100D:2016 certificate (74 300 4560) became effective on July 7, 2019 and was issued by TUV Rheinland, a certification body and global leader in independent quality inspection services. Maintaining certification will require rigorous and comprehensive audits by the internal team and annual validation by a third-party certifying body to ensure compliance with the standard.

About REDCOM EMS

REDCOM EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services), a business unit of REDCOM Laboratories, Inc., is a U.S.-based contract manufacturer with a focused local and global customer base. REDCOM EMS has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs), wiring harnesses, power supplies, and system-level assemblies for a diverse set of industries including Defense, Aerospace, Telecom, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Medical, and Transportation. With a NIST-compliant secure facility, customers can trust REDCOM EMS to protect their intellectual property and manufacturing identity. REDCOM EMS’ Quality Management System is certified to the latest ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D:2016 standards and is actively pursuing ISO13485 certification.

About REDCOM Laboratories, Inc

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is a woman-owned small business that specializes in the design and manufacture of advanced communications solutions with a focus on security, reliability, and interoperability. REDCOM’s customers include telecom service providers, all branches of the military, government agencies, emergency responders, integrators, and enterprises. For additional information, please visit the REDCOM website at www.redcom.com.

Employee Feature: Lauren Iuranich

REDCOM EMS has been experiencing exponential growth over the past few years. During this period of growth, REDCOM has been expanding its production capabilities with the addition of new equipment while going after certifications to help expand into new markets, such as aerospace and medical. None of this growth and success is accomplished without a hardworking team in place.

Lauren Iuranich is a Quality Engineer for REDCOM EMS. Within her position, she manages the quality of all products being manufactured on-site in Victor, NY and runs all certification efforts for REDCOM EMS. Most recently, Lauren led the company in obtaining the AS9100D certification and she’s in the process of obtaining ISO 13485:2016. There is a lot of work that goes into getting our site certified, including updating procedures and documents, meeting standards, going through audit processes, as well as physical preparations out on the floor.

Another big part of Lauren’s job is her ongoing efforts to continuously improve upon everyday processes and procedures. She’s passionate about tackling these projects and enjoys looking at a situation or problem and thinking of ways to fix things and make everyday workflow for the team more efficient. One project Lauren is working on currently is an MES, or Manufacturing Execution System, for our manufacturing facility. This would enable REDCOM EMS to go paperless, and every operation on the floor will be set up with a laptop and a scanner. Right now, most quality data is based on returns or captured manually. With the MES in place, traceability will vastly improve, data can be easily collected and retrieved, and quality records can be better tracked.

Lauren grew up in Western New York. She was born and raised in Buffalo and went to college at RIT where she got her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Lauren only started working at REDCOM in 2017, but since joining the team she has become a vital asset in paving the way forward to manufacturing growth and success.