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June 15, 2020

Connor is pleased to announce a return to full staff at our Corporate headquarters. After 3 months of working as 2 split teams, alternating weekly at our Fort Wayne offices, we return to full staff today. We are fortunate to have 0 reported cases of Covid-19 during this time. With the return to full staff, we will continue to take precautions to ensure the safety of our employees while providing first class service to our customers. Additionally, our network of factories are all fully operational running current production and ready to launch new programs. Let us know if we can help you with any new or existing requirements.

February 14, 2020

Abbreviated MapConnor Corporation is excited to announce the addition of two new Manufactures Representatives Organizations for our MIDWEST and SOUTH territories.

ELLIS OEM SALES is based out of St. Louis, Mo. and will be covering our MIDWEST territory, including areas in IL, MO, WI, and MN. Ellis OEM Sales has over 35 years of experience in the automotive, heavy truck, recreational/utility vehicles, and lawn/garden industries, just to name a few. Their expertise includes OEM plastics and metal applications, including castings, forgings, injection molding, extrusions, blow molding, rubber molding, stampings & wire form.

ADVANCE TECH INDUSTRIES is headquartered in Arlington, TX. and will be heading up our SOUTH territory, which includes TX, OK, AR, LA & the Mexico Border. With over 45 years of combined sales experience, Advance Tech excels at forging, stampings, die casting, injection molding, rubber molding, spring/wire form, and 4-slide applications.

By partnering with quality-driven organizations like ELLIS OEM and ADVANCE TECH, we’re able to supply highly competitive and premium value-added products to more customers while broadening the reach of our company. With their guidance, engineers and buyers alike can easily choose the most cost-effective solution to their design projects. Companies in these territories can contact them at:

ELLIS OEM SALES – Rich Ellis rich@relliscompany.com
ADVANCE TECH INDUSTRIES – Josh Perkins jrperkins@att.net or Phil Couch pjcouch@att.net

November 29, 2019

3330 Congressional Parkway in Fort Wayne, IndianaFort Wayne, IN USA – Connor Corporation, a leading provider of casting, forgings, rubber molded components and sub-assemblies, is pleased to announce its most recent expansion into a newly consolidated facility.  This move combines Connor’s headquarters with its Midwest warehouse into a centralized location, resulting in improved efficiencies for its customers.  We believe that streamlining operations is just another step to support our growth while continuing to provide our customers with world-class quality and service. The new 30,000 square foot location is conveniently located just off Interstate  69 at 3330 Congressional Parkway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

August 2019

Fort Wayne, IN USA – Connor Corporation is happy to announce the expansion of its supply chain to India.  Connor’s casting and forging manufacturing capabilities have been expanded into Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore areas of India, providing Connor’s customers with another location for reducing costs and avoiding tariffs on engineered components from China.

For customers with manufacturing locations in the US, Connor can supply tariff free components from their Fort Wayne warehouse using Connor’s manufacturing locations in India, Southeast Asia and the USA.

India and USA handshake

For customers with manufacturing locations in Mexico, Connor will continue to supply parts produced in China from their Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) warehouse in Brownsville, Texas.  This will allow Connor to supply tariff free components to factories in Mexico.

If your current supply of castings, forgings or rubber molded parts from China or elsewhere is no longer competitive or being impacted by the current and potential tariffs, please contact Connor Corporation at info@connorcorp.com to discuss your options and to take action now.

June 2019

News Release – June 28, 2019

Fort Wayne, IN USA – Connor Corporation is excited to announce an addition to our sales team. Steve Plein, located in the Charlotte NC area, has joined us as a Sales Engineer covering the Southeast US territory.

Steve brings a vast knowledge of experience with his 25+ years of technical sales. Over the years, Steve has sold castings, injection moldings, MIM parts, and general engineered mechanical components solutions. Steve’s experience and Connor’s range of capabilities will serve customers in Southeast territory well.

Steve will be providing guidance to engineers and buyers alike when it comes to choosing the most cost effective solution to meet their design requirements. Please join us in welcoming Steve to our team and feel free to reach out to him for your sourcing needs at stevep@connorcorp.com.

May 2019

News Release – May 24, 2019

A sledge hammer hitting the tariffsFort Wayne, IN USA – Connor Corporation is pleased to announce the expansion of its supply chain throughout Southeast Asia and the USA.  Connor’s manufacturing network has been expanded in Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and the USA, providing Connor with a menu of options to assist its Customers in reducing costs and avoid the recent 25% tariffs on engineered components imported from China.

For customers with manufacturing locations in the US, Connor can supply tariff-free components from their Fort Wayne warehouse using Connor’s manufacturing locations in Southeast Asia and the USA.

For customers with manufacturing locations in Mexico, Connor has opened a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) warehouse in Brownsville, Texas, allowing Connor to supply tariff-free components regardless of which country the components are manufactured.

If your current supply of castings, forgings or rubber molded parts from China or elsewhere is no longer competitive or being impacted by the current and potential tariffs, please contact Connor Corporation at info@connorcorp.com to discuss your options and to take action.

December 2018

Connor is excited to announce a partnership with Parker and Company Worldwide to warehouse products in a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) warehouse in Brownsville, Texas.

For our customers with operations in Mexico, Connor can import their parts into the U.S. through this FTZ warehouse, resulting in the elimination of the tariffs, including the section 232 and 301 tariffs.

To learn how Connor can help you eliminate the tariffs, please contact:

Rick Ludwig  – 260-424-1601 x 319 or email at rickl@connorcorp.com

November 2018

Connor is proud to announce the launch of our new website. This website will allow us to provide technical support to our customer 24/7. Additionally, the latest news in regard to new factory locations, updated capabilities and new industries served will be announced here.

August 2018

Connor is pleased to announce 2 new partnerships with experienced MIM factories. We now offer MIM (metal injection molding), from long-term factories located in China and Singapore. These new capabilities allow us to offer more solutions to our customer’s manufacturing needs, especially to the consumer electronics and automotive industries.