Quality Magazine

Governor, State Rep Tour Power Technology‎

October 20, 2010

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe and State Representative Shane Broadway launched their “More and Better Jobs for Arkansas Initiative” today by touring Power Technology Inc. in Alexander, AR, which designs, manufactures, and distributes laser diode products.

Walter Burgess, vice president of sales and engineering stated, “Governor Beebe spent the better part of an hour on a guided tour of our 25,000 square foot facility examining the engineering and production areas, reviewing the quality control process and procedures, and examining parts being made in our state of the art machine shop.” Mr. Burgess added, “We demonstrated to Governor Beebe that the benefits to manufacturing in Arkansas are reflected in our focus on short lead times and the customization that helps assure the success of our customer’s projects.”

Power Technology Inc. (PTI) has been a leader in the Photonics Industry for over 40 years and is a privately-held, home-grown Arkansas business. Governor Beebe remarked,” Power Technology Inc. is precisely the kind of high-tech business that the state needs to attract and nurture.” In referring to Power Technology Inc. during his visit, the Governor went on to say, “Mainly what I am doing is celebrating an Arkansas success story. This is the kind of thing that we’ve been talking about for a long time-the jobs of tomorrow. We need more businesses and industries like this to be competitive.”

Power Technology Inc., established in 1969, designs, manufactures, and distributes laser diode products for Fortune 500 and other companies which include OEM analytical, biomedical, industrial, semiconductor inspection, defense & security and machine vision applications. These include laser diode modules with wavelengths from 263 nanometers to 13,900 nanometers that span the UV, blue, green, red and infrared range, temperature stabilized modules, lasers with beam circularization, and CW, pulsed, and modulated lasers. PTI also represents Sanyo and Opnext (formerly Hitachi) laser diodes as a factory authorized distributor.