Electrical Contacts Limited is founded by George Allen in Hanover, Ontario as a manufacturer of sintered electrical contact materials.
The original plant is expanded by approximately 1/3 as business volumes grow.
1978 - 1982
Contact rivets are introduced as a product line offering.
A second manufacturing facility is opened in Hanover to expand the support capabilities needed for contact production. Tool & die makers, electricians and millwrighting begins with apprenticeship programs to support future growth.
ECL develops a proprietary hot bonding process to produce precious metal laminates & contact buttons
ECL develops the ability to form contact tapes from the overlay laminates it is bonding in Hanover.
ECL focuses attention on the residential circuit breaker markets in the NAFTA zone as competitors consolidate.
George Allen moves to retirement. Peter Allen assumes presidency.
A shareholding reorganization expands the ownership group and introduces ownership to key employees.
ECL becomes ISO certified, a certification we take pride in and maintain to this day
2000 - 2010
Market share grows in the residential circuit breaker market.