Sparton Facility Named Finalist for IndustryWeek Best Plants Award

For Immediate Release

  • Frederick, Colorado location announced as one of 14 qualifiers for IndustryWeek Best Plants Competition

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 6,2014–Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), an industry leader in the design and manufacture of highly-complex electronic and electromechanical devices, announces that its Frederick, Colorado plant has been named a finalist in the IndustryWeek Best Plants competition.

The annual competition recognizes excellence in manufacturing across North America. The finalists are chosen based on criteria including: a culture of continuous improvement, robust quality systems, extensive employee involvement and a strong customer focus. Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts including independent evaluations from manufacturing experts. The winners will be unveiled in the January 2015 issue of IndustryWeek and will be honored at the 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference, which will take place May 4-6 in Charlotte, NC.

“I’m confident that I speak for everyone at the Frederick facility, when I say that we are honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award,” said Jesse Ganz, Director of Operations. “Regardless of the final outcome, this nomination validates all of the hard work that we have put in over the years. I’d like to congratulate our entire workforce and management team for the outstanding effort they put forth on a daily basis,” he added.

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 115th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has nine manufacturing locations and four engineering design centers worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at

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