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Trompeter Electronics will bring 130 jobs to Mesa

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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2003 10:35 am | Updated: 1:53 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

A California-based producer of interconnection devices for high-tech equipment will move its headquarters and all of its manufacturing to Mesa.

Trompeter Electronics will move its manufacturing from Westlake Village, Calif., to Mesa by mid-August, and the company’s headquarters, marketing, sales, customer service and design engineering will relocate in nine to 12 months, said president Joe Norwood.

In the process, the company will bring 120 to 130 jobs to Mesa, he said. Some of those positions will be filled by employees who relocate from California, but as many as 60 jobs may be filled by local recruits, according to Valley economic development officials.

Most of the new jobs will be manufacturing positions in the $8- to $12-an-hour salary range, Norwood said.

The Arizona Department of Commerce will assist in local work force development and job training programs.

Trompeter will be located in a two-building complex at 5550 E. McDowell Road that is occupied by Semflex, a sister company that makes coaxial cables and cable assemblies, employing about 115 people.

Expansion of the complex may be necessary to accommodate Trompeter’s operations, but details are not yet determined, said Camille Cox, a Trompeter spokeswoman.

Both companies are owned by Sterling Holding Co., also of Westlake Village, Calif. Semflex and Trompeter will continue to operate as separate entities although they will be located at the same site and share many of the same managers, Cox said.

Trompeter’s products go into equipment in telephone networks, high definition television stations, high-tech instrumentation and military hardware.

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