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Dielectric Celebrates 60 Years

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Dielectric Celebrates 60 Years

Feb 8, 2002 12:00 PM

Raymond, ME - Feb 8, 2002 - Dielectric Communications marks 60 years of service to the broadcast industry. Dielectric was founded in 1942 by Dr. Charles �Doc� Brown to manufacture products used in early radar systems during World War II. Since then Dielectric has grown into a global communications system provider with facilities in Maine, Indiana, Missouri, and California.

Over the years Dielectric''s growth has been fueled by a number of key acquisitions.

  • 1986: RCA''s TV Antenna Division
  • 2000: Harris'' TV Antenna Division
  • 2001: Central Tower, Ryan Construction, and TCI, International

    Ownership of the company has also changed over the last 60 years. In 1968 Dielectric became a part of Sola-Basic, in 1977 General Signal Corporation acquired Dielectric and in 1998 the company became a part of SPX Corporation.

    In the last 60 years the number of individuals employed by Dielectric has grown from a handful to over 600 full time employees. Today, Dielectric claims to be the largest manufacturer of analog and digital television systems, and high-power TV and FM antennas. In addition to its foundation in broadcast and pressurization products, Dielectric''s offerings include tower manufacturing, tower mapping, structural analysis, tower reinforcement and maintenance; signal processing, and sensors.

    Dielectric is a unit of SPX Corporation, a provider of technical products and systems, industrial products and services, flow technology and service solutions.

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