In 1966, Micron Sealing Corporation, a formulator of epoxy materials, acquired Armitage Electronics, a manufacturer
of electrical coils. The coils were sold to transformer companies for use in their products. Micron Sealing
continued these two basic businesses until 1971 when the epoxy business was sold. With the knowledge of epoxy
construction and coil manufacturing, Micron Sealing developed the industry's first epoxy encapsulated machine
tool transformer, receiving a patent for the ImperviTRAN design. The company became Micron Industries Corporation
in 1972, and was located in the Chicago suburb of Stone Park, relocating in 1989 to a 38,000 square foot facility
in the nearby Hillside, Illinois. Continued growth forced a move to a 70,000 square foot facility in Elmhurst, a
suburb near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. In an effort to expand capacity while providing a redundant manufacturing capability, Micron opened a second facility in Sterling, Illinois on December 15, 2006.
Micron's basic operating philosophy is Total Customer Value Management. In this regard, employees are encouraged to take
ownership of their jobs and be responsible for their productivity and quality as viewed by the Micron customer. This is accomplished through the
implementation of lean processes, continuous review, and design optimization, resulting in less waste, shorter lead times and increased customer satisfaction. As a result of its commitment to total customer value, Micron
has become known in the industry as a leader in product quality, design innovation and customer service.
When first introduced, ImperviTRAN featured a proprietary encapsulated design
that revolutionized the transformer market. Although other transformer manufacturers have since copied its encapsulated
design, ImperviTRAN remains the industry leader based upon consistent high quality and other industry "firsts" including
integral secondary fuse clips, molded barrier terminals and primary fuse blocks.
Micron's market leadership was further enhanced in 1997 with the introduction of its GlobalTRAN
line of control transformers. Designed specifically for international applications, GlobalTRAN is
CE marked for compliance with current IEC/EN standards and meets
IEC 529 IP20 standards when furnished with optional touch-proof terminal.
In response to input received from our customers, Micron again expanded its product offering in 1998 to include
low voltage general purpose (LVGP) and buck-boost
transformers. This product expansion fit well with Micron's channel
marketing strategy, since both LVGP and buck boost transformers are a staple product offering of electrical distributors.
Today, Micron provides a full product line of LVGP transformers, both single and three phase, ranging in size from
50VA to 750KVA. Micron provides buck boost transformers in single and three phase configurations, ranging in size
from 50VA to 7.5KVA. These products complement Micron's comprehensive control transformer product offerings with
voltages up to 5KVA.
Micron transformers are UL Listed and CSA Certified,
and meet or exceed the standards established by National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA
and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Micron is an associate member of National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED),
National Electrical Manufacturers Representative Association (NEMRA),
The Transformer Association (TTA) and
Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA).
In addition, employees of Micron are members of various professional associations, including
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., (IEEE),
Institute for Supply Management (ISM),
American Society for Quality (ASQ), and
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).
management philosophy makes customer satisfaction a critical strategic priority, exemplified in our
20-year product warranty — double the industry standard.