The RESCO Electronics Blog

RESCO and the Apollo 11 Camera

Posted by David Copenhaver on Jul 19, 2019 2:50:32 PM

As you may be aware, RESCO Electronics has been around for quite a long time.  In fact, RESCO was founded way back in 1932 as Radio Electric Service Company.  Over its 87 year history, RESCO has been involved with many customers in many different projects.  Perhaps no single project was of the historic significance as was RESCO’s involvement in the Apollo 11 LM camera system.  As our nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first trip to the moon, the team at RESCO looks back with pride on this accomplishment and its small, yet important, contribution.

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Topics: Company Culture, Cable and Electromechanical Product Design

5 Myths About Lean

Posted by Erik Olson on Oct 3, 2018 9:32:00 AM

Ever come across someone resistant to change?  It happens all the time, right? We all resist change to some degree, and it’s especially common for people to resist changes that suggest an existing method of how they are doing something might be improved. But we live in a marketplace that demands increasing efficiencies, so change we must. Convincing anyone of the imperative that getting better means doing things differently means we must always be ready to refute arguments against maintaining the status quo. You must improve your operations by making them leaner, and that means addressing lean myths and misperceptions.

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Topics: Company Culture, Manufacturing Methods

Working Hard at Listening

Posted by David Copenhaver on Jan 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM

One of the hardest things to do is to listen.  Most of us are wired to talk and do it quite well.  We are quick to offer our ideas, our solutions, our way to do this or that.  Although God blessed us with two ears and we hear just fine, most of us really struggle to listen.  And by “listen” I mean to take the time to hear and really understand the ideas and concerns of others. 

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Topics: Company Culture, Supplier Selection

Acknowledging Excellent Work

Posted by David Copenhaver on Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

RESCO will celebrate its 85th year in business this year.  Our company started back in 1932 as a parts supplier to radio and, a few years later, TV repairmen.  By the 1960s RESCO had transformed itself into a distributor of electronic components to manufacturers.  More recently we have become a contract manufacturer of electronic assemblies and value-added reseller of bar code equipment.  Although the focus of our business has certainly changed over the last eight and a half decades (and will necessarily continue to change), one thing has been a constant…the hard work and dedication of our team.

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Topics: Company Culture

Growing to Better Serve

Posted by David Copenhaver on May 21, 2015 2:13:00 PM

As you may be aware, on May 4, 2015, RESCO announced its merger with J-Rad Technical Services. J-Rad is a thirty-year-old manufacturer of cable harnesses and assemblies based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With the addition of J-Rad to the RESCO family, we welcome new customers, an outstanding staff and expanded capabilities. We believe it is these expanded capabilities that will have the most significant long-term benefit to all of our customers.

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Topics: Company Culture

Should You Care About Your Supplier's Core Ideology?

Posted by David Copenhaver on Apr 9, 2015 1:00:00 PM

In many respects a company is like a person. Just like a person, a company (or any other organization for that matter) is born, grows, ages, and eventually dies. Although some companies, the longest-lived companies, find ways to re-invent themselves and extend their lives. Some manage to re-invent themselves time and time again and persist for very long periods of time (think Walt Disney, Wal-Mart, or Procter & Gamble).   In “Built to Last” authors Jim Collins and Jerry Porras studied why some companies are able to continually re-invent themselves and prosper while others’ lives are short and success modest.  What they found is that these long-lived companies all share a common trait; that of having a strong core ideology. This doesn’t mean that they shared the same core ideology, but rather they share the trait of having their own strongly-held core ideology that has remained consent through time.

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Topics: Company Culture