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FACILITIES: 90,000-square-foot
headquarters and main warehouse in
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 20,000-squarefoot warehouse in Fort Worth, Texas;
and a 5,000-square-foot warehouse in
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K.

"We've been outgrowing our space
quickly," Diedrick said. "The addition
we built in 2013 was supposed to last
us five years. It lasted only two."
Despite an overall downturn
economy, Electro Enterprises has
grown from $27 million in revenue
in 2005 to $90 million in revenue in
2015. Its value-added services have
been so popular, the company keeps
more than a million dollars' worth of
gold pins locked up and ready to be
slotted into connectors used in aircraft
cable assemblies and avionics boxes. It
has the capital and infrastructure to fill
orders and schedule shipments years in
advance for larger OEM customers.
Contributing to the growth trend is
the addition of the Electro Enterprises'
focus on franchised lines and its
expansion into different markets such
as industrial and energy.
"Two years ago, we added a
customer that manufactures highend USB docks and chargers for
private jets and commercial airlines,"
Diedrick said. "On the industrial side,
there's a company in Oklahoma that
manufactures traffic signals. We supply
them the connectors and switches that
are used for the control boxes and
pedestrian push buttons that you press
to cross the street.
"On the energy side, we work a
lot with oilfield services companies
here in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City is
actually the capital for continentalbased drilling. We sell the companies
lots of mil-spec connectors. Milspecs are a lot more rugged. They are
hermetically sealed so nothing can get
inside, including all those fluids on an
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WHAT THEY DO: Electro Enterprises is
a stocking distributor for interconnect,
electro-mechanical, wire, and harness
management products for the military,
aerospace, commercial and business
aircraft markets.

EMPLOYEES: 214
FOUNDED: 1970 by
Cal and Marty Enright
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2015

Savannah Keller, inside sales executive, picks customer orders from the company's extensive
inventory. The boxes contain mil-spec connectors, relays, circuit breakers, switches, knobs and
other components for aviation markets.

For many years, Desert Dreamer, a 14-foot-long bronze statue from artist David L. Phelps, reclined in
Cal and Marty Enright's yard. The Electro Enterprises owners relocated it to the company's headquarters
after moving from their longtime home.
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