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VPI Technology Group Cuts the Ribbon at their New Draper Facility

Friday, July 8, 2016

 

DRAPER—VPI Technology Group was thrilled to hold an open house at their new Draper facility on June 24, 2016. We are sincerely grateful to our clients, vendors, and local dignitaries who were able to attend. Those in attendance included Draper Mayor Troy Walker, President of the Draper Chamber of Commerce Bill Rappleye, Don Olsen from Representative Mia Love’s Office, Nathan Jackson from Senator Hatch’s Office, Megan Selin from Representative Greg Hughes’ Office, and Tom Wadsworth from Governor Gary Herbert’s Office. After touring the facility, Thomas Wadsworth stated, “VPI has opened a fantastic technology center which can make Utah proud.” The event was a great success with many of our valued clients, employees, and vendors touring the new facility and observing the ribbon cutting ceremony.

State-of-the-Art Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test Laboratory

The new facility has added to VPI Laboratories’ capability by featuring one of the nation’s finest Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) test environments. VPI Laboratories provides regulatory compliance testing as required by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC), European CE Mark, and other international regulatory authorities. The new test laboratory complements VPI’s EMC open area test site in Wanship, Utah. Between both facilities, VPI Laboratories can fully cover the EMC regulatory compliance needs for customers.

 

Increased Manufacturing Space to Accommodate Growth and New Jobs
   

This facility also expands VPI Manufacturing’s size and capabilities. Building on 20 years of manufacturing experience, the investment expands VPI Manufacturing’s space in order to keep up with increasing demands. VPI Manufacturing is well known for its capabilities and expertise in providing assembly and manufacturing services for complex, unique, and high-quality products, as well as proven contract management services for large volume production through its Asia-based supply chain. VPI Manufacturing is a best-in-class organization that follows industry proven best practices to manufacture high-quality products, implement and maintain rigid QA controls, and ensure traceability for all production. Through its association with VPI Engineering, VPI can also provide services for the design and development of drawings and prototypes, design test fixtures, and produce detailed manufacturing processes and test procedures.

Morgan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, comments, “This new facility enables us to continue expanding our range of services, allowing VPI to offer its clients a full spectrum of technology services from concept to production including design, prototyping, regulatory compliance testing, and manufacturing, thus helping its clients to bring their new technologies to production faster and better achieve their visions.”

About VPI Laboratories

VPI Laboratories was born from the ashes of Nemko-CCL. In October 2015, the main office of Nemko-CCL was burned down by a carelessly used boat flare. In December 2015, VPI acquired Nemko-CCL and began work on rebuilding Nemko-CCL’s capabilities which included acquiring and completing construction of the new facility as well as designing, acquiring, and implementing the EMC test capabilities.

VPI Laboratories provides regulatory compliance testing as required by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC) European CE Mark, and other international regulatory authorities. VPI Laboratories’ range of testing services includes unintentional emissions, intentional radiator, and immunity testing for a wide range of commercial, industrial, medical, and military systems. VPI Laboratories can also provide pre-compliance testing to improve time to market.

 
About VPI Manufacturing

VPI Manufacturing is a leading technology manufacturer well known for its capabilities and expertise in providing assembly and manufacturing services for complex, unique, and high-quality products, as well as proven contract management services for large volume production through its Asia-based supply chain. VPI Manufacturing follows industry proven best practices to produce high-quality products, implement and maintain rigid QA controls, and ensure traceability for all production. Through its association with VPI Engineering, VPI can also provide services for the design and development of drawings and prototypes, design test fixtures, and produce detailed manufacturing processes and test procedures.

About VPI Technology Group
 

In operation since 1996, VPI Technology Group, based in Draper, Utah, is a high-tech professional services company providing a full spectrum of technology services. VPI supports both companies and government through the product and technology development life-cycle from concept to production. Our initials, VPI, stand for Visionary Products Inc. This name is representative of our mission to provide “visionary” design, engineering, laboratory and regulatory compliance testing, and manufacturing services for your products, projects, and programs.

OPEN HOUSE: Friday, June 24th, VPI TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Monday, June 27, 2016

VPI Technology Group (VPI) has opened a new 7,000 square-foot facility which is home to its VPI Laboratories and VPI Manufacturing divisions. The new building is located at 313 W 12800 S, Suite 311, in the newly developed White Mountain Business District in Draper, Utah. An open house occurred from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday, June 24, with a ribbon cutting at noon. Mayor Troy Walker of Draper as well as representatives from the offices of Governor Gary Herbert, Utah Senator Mike Lee’s office, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s office, Congresswoman Mia Love’s office, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives Greg Hughes’ office, and members of Draper City Council were able to attend.

The new facility has added to VPI Laboratories’ capability by featuring one of the nation’s finest electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test environments. VPI Laboratories provides regulatory compliance testing as required by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC), European CE Mark, as well as other international regulatory authorities. The new test laboratory complements VPI’s EMC open area test site in Wanship, Utah. Between both facilities, VPI Laboratories can fully cover the EMC regulatory compliance needs for customers, including full certification testing for wireless communication through the FCC and IC.

To accommodate steady growth, VPI Manufacturing has also moved its offices into to the new facility. VPI Manufacturing is well known for its capabilities and expertise in providing assembly and manufacturing services for complex, unique, and high-quality products, as well as proven contract management services for large volume production through its Asia-based supply chain. VPI Manufacturing is a best-in-class organization that follows industry proven best practices to manufacture high-quality products, implement and maintain rigid QA controls, and ensure traceability for all production. Through its association with VPI Engineering, VPI can also provide services for the design and development of drawings and prototypes, design test fixtures, and produce detailed manufacturing processes and test procedures.

VPI Technology Group Opens New Facility in Draper, Utah;
Home to VPI Laboratories and VPI Manufacturing

Wednesday, June 7, 2016

DRAPER, UT—VPI Technology Group has recently announced the opening of a new 7,000 square-foot facility which will be home to its VPI Laboratories and VPI Manufacturing divisions. The new building is located at 313 W 12800 S, Suite 311, in the newly developed White Mountain Business District in Draper, Utah. An open house is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday, June 24, with a ribbon cutting at noon. Mayor Troy Walker of Draper as well as representatives from the offices of Governor Gary Herbert, Utah Senator Mike Lee’s office, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s office, Representative Mia Love’s office, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives Greg Hughes’ office, and members of Draper City Council are expected to attend.

State-of-the-Art Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Test Laboratory

The new facility will add to VPI Laboratories’ capability by featuring one of the nation’s finest electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) test environments. VPI Laboratories provides regulatory compliance testing as required by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC), European CE Mark, as well as other international regulatory authorities. The new test laboratory will complement VPI’s EMC open area test site in Wanship, Utah. Between both facilities, VPI Laboratories can fully cover the EMC regulatory compliance needs for customers, including full certification testing for wireless communication through the FCC and IC.

Increased Manufacturing Space to Accommodate Growth and New Jobs

VPI Manufacturing will also relocate its primary operations into to the new facility. Building on 20 years of manufacturing experience, the investment expands VPI Manufacturing’s space in order to keep up with increasing demands. VPI Manufacturing is well known for its capabilities and expertise in providing assembly and manufacturing services for complex, unique, and high-quality products, as well as proven contract management services for large volume production through its Asia-based supply chain. VPI Manufacturing is a best-in-class organization that follows industry proven best practices to manufacture high-quality products, implement and maintain rigid QA controls, and ensure traceability for all production. Through its association with VPI Engineering, VPI can also provide services for the design and development of drawings and prototypes, design test fixtures, and produce detailed manufacturing processes and test procedures.

Morgan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, comments, “This new facility enables us to continue to expand our service offering into related fields, to be able to offer our clients an increasingly comprehensive range of business solutions from concept through design, protyping, regulatory compliance, and manufacturing, thus helping our clients bring their new products to market faster and better achive their product visions.”

VPI Technology Group Welcomes Joshua Bellows as its New Chief Financial Officer

Friday, May 27, 2016

Joshua Bellowa

DRAPER, UT—VPI Technology Group (VPI), a privately held professional technology services company that specializes in providing a full spectrum of product development, manufacturing, and certification services, announces the appointment of Joshua Bellows as Chief Financial Officer.

Joshua brings to VPI more than 10 years’ business experience in management, operations, and finance. Before joining the company, he has served in a wide range of leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer for Go Natural CNG, Chief Operations Officer for Houlton Institute, Manager for Whitehall Ventures, and as Director of Operations and Sales for Hundegger USA.

Mr. Bellows’ hire follows a strong trend of growth in both VPI’s core business operations as well as strategic acquisitions targeted to enhanced VPI’s ability to support customers through the product design and manufacturing lifecycle.

“Joshua’s impressive background in both operations and finance makes him a great fit for his new role at VPI” said Morgan Taylor, CEO. “We look forward to having his strategic insights and contributions in advancing VPI’s mission of design, certification, and production of products that make a difference in peoples’ lives.”

Joshua earned an MBA in Global Management with a focus on both Private Equity and Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has a BS in Finance and International Business from the University of South Carolina.

VPI Announces the Acquisition of the Utah EMC Operations of Nemko-CCL

December 23, 2015

VPI Technology Group announces the acquisition of the Utah-based EMC operations of Communication Certification Laboratory (Nemko-CCL).  EMC services that were provided by Nemko-CCL will continue to be provided under a newly launched division of VPI called VPI Laboratories. The EMC services offered by Nemko-CCL will continue to be provided without interruption under VPI.

Services offered include emissions testing, immunity testing, intentional and unintentional radiated emission testing, regulatory certifications including FCC and CE marking, and safety certifications through a partnership with Nemko USA.

With this acquisition, VPI will bring on key members of the Nemko-CCL team to manage the transition.  Commenting on this acquisition, VPI’s CEO, Morgan Taylor, said “This is a great opportunity for VPI to join forces with a company that has a solid reputation of providing excellent testing and certification services for many years. With the addition of Nemko-CCL’s EMC testing capabilities, VPI continues to strengthen its position in providing a full suite of technical services from product design into manufacturing, including regulatory testing and certification.”

Through VPI Laboratories, a subsidiary of VPI Technology Group, EMC testing services will continue to be offered at the Wanship testing facility that has been operated by Nemko-CCL since 1971 as well as at a new VPI facility that will offer testing services in the Salt Lake Valley. Details of the new location will be announced at a later date.

Gary Olsen, Vice President of Business Development, added “VPI is excited to welcome the new team members and incorporate additional testing capabilities into VPI’s portfolio of quality technical solutions. This acquisition is a perfect fit with VPI’s mission of supporting customers from ‘Visions to Reality’.”

Existing Nemko-CCL customers can expect a seamless transition to the new VPI division.

CCL was founded in 1971, and acquired by Nemko in 2009, and has been providing testing and regulatory certification services for the last 45 years. VPI has been in business since 1995. VPI's beginnings were founded in cooperation with the Center for Self Organizing Intelligent Systems at Utah State University.

As an additional service for VPI to offer to both its existing engineering and manufacturing customers as well to current Nemko-CCL customers, VPI has established a close partnership with Nemko and will continue to work with Nemko’s world class engineering team to support our customers with a complete range of testing and compliance activities including certifications for global market access, safety certification, FCC/TCB certification, and a range of other specialized testing.

For additional information on VPI’s acquisition of Nemko-CCL’s Salt Lake operations, or any services offered through VPI’s multiple divisions (engineering, manufacturing, embedded, PCB design, RF design, and strategic sourcing) contact Gary Olsen or visit www.vpitech.com.

For scheduling testing services, VPI Laboratories can be contacted at:
Phone: 801-260-4040
Email: info@vpilabs.com
Web: www.vpilaboratories.com

About Nemko – Nemko is a leading certification agency offering global market access service in over 150 countries worldwide. Companies around the world trust Nemko to assess their products, systems, installations and personnel for conformity with relevant standards and regulations. Since 1933, we have ensured that our customers comply with requirements anywhere in the world. Our services include pre-compliance, international approvals, product and system certifications as well as product testing. Through our offices, laboratories and extensive partner network in Asia, North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa we are able to serve our customers in a reliable, efficient and open manner. We provide local presence coupled with global knowledge. One world – our approval.

VPI is Highlighted on Forbes.com

November 8, 2013

VPI Technology Group was featured in Forbes this month. VPI’s own Jackie Juston met with one of Forbes contributors, Cheryl Conner, and provided first-hand knowledge about how domestic outsourcing works. For companies small and large, hiring a new employee for a specific project requires a long-term investment. The alternative is outsourced engineering. Resources in the form of skilled engineers, an extensive knowledge of various electronic parts, and in-house manufacturing make organizations like VPI Technology Group a one-stop shop for all sorts of product concepts.

One of the big advantages to hiring one of these firms is reputation. As a contract engineering firm, VPI works with a wide variety of products. With each successful product completion, the company becomes a knowledgeable, trusted partner that can give investors a measure of security in backing new ventures. Another major advantage to domestic outsourcing is gaining access to a variety of specialized skills. Each project that VPI completes is touched by several engineers based on their areas of expertise.

So, as Cheryl states in her article, ‘all you really need is…an idea.’ You can find more information in the Forbes article.

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VPI Technology Group Recognized in MWCN’s Utah 100

October 22, 2013

VPI Technology Group is pleased to announce that they have been included the MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 for 2013. This event honors Utah’s 100 fastest growing companies. Thousands of Utah companies spanning all industries are evaluated each year for The Utah 100 rankings.

VPI has been recognized as a part of the Utah 100 for the last 3 years and this year ranks number 40 on the list. It is an incredible feeling to know that all of the dedication and hard work of the individuals that are a part of VPI has been validated. That combined with the leadership of the CEO, Morgan Taylor, and the board of directors, VPI made a huge leap in rankings this year. VPI’s Vice President of Business Development, Gary Olsen, indicated that "VPI has experienced several years of steady growth. We are very excited to be recognized by the Mountain West Capital Network for the growth VPI has seen in 2012. VPI is staged for continued growth in the coming years as we look to continue supporting our existing customers and new customers with their product design and manufacturing needs."

Devin Thorpe, president of MWCN, addressed the Honorees at the awards program with an enthusiastic message. “We congratulate each of the companies in the Utah 100, Emerging Elite and Top Revenue Growth Companies for their tenacious work, entrepreneurial spirit and growth. Utah provides one of the best environments in the U.S. for businesses to succeed and these companies represent the growth engine for Utah jobs.”

About MountainWest Capital Network

MountainWest Capital Network is Utah’s first and largest business networking organization devoted to supporting entrepreneurial success, and dedicated to the flow of financial, entrepreneurial and intellectual capital. Visit www.mwcn.org

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