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60 PCB007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2018 Feature Interview by Dan Beaulieu Millennium Circuits Limited is one of the fastest growing printed circuit board suppliers in our country today. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, this company has grown expo- nentially since it began some 12 years ago. I visited with Dan Thau, the owner, and his team last month and was pleasantly surprised at how organized and well-run this company is. In fact, this is one company that positively differentiates itself from the crowd with their outstanding customer service and technical support. I was impressed by the number of re- ferrals, not to mention testimonials, that they have received in the past several years. MCL is one of the most customer-centric companies I have ever seen, and it is no surprise that their customer-vendor bond is one of the strongest in the industry. These guys don't lose custom- ers—they just acquire them. Beaulieu: Dan, tell me the story of how this company came about. Thau: I founded MCL in January of 2005. Coming from the central Penn - sylvania area, I saw a chance for this region to become an integral part of the electronics indus - try. We started by ap- proaching local Pennsyl- vania companies first, because I could see that some of these local com - panies were struggling to get good quality PCBs at competitiv e prices from their cur- rent suppliers. I saw a need to find a better solution, so I did some r esearch on the in- dustry. Armed with that knowledge, I took a tw o-month trip to Asia to see if I could find the right companies to partner with, compa - nies who could provide better overall value including quality, price and delivery. The trip was successful and I partnered with a Chi - nese company and provided my local cus- tomers with a better PCB solution. From Catching up with Dan Thau of Millennium Circuits Limited Dan Thau

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