1960’s

    • Licensed authorization of design features from IBM and United Shoe Machines’ Dynapert Division allows Universal to manufacture printed circuit board insertion equipment.
    • 1st  sale of Universal’s insertion equipment to Remington Rand Univac at Utica, NY credited to President Ahearn and Engineer, Phil Ragard.
    • Transistors replace vacuum tubes in IBM Computer circuitry. Universal asked to design and manufacture preparation equipment for these and other odd shaped components.
    • Universal’s first Sequencer—a machine to select random components from reels and respool insertion sequence is introduced; sold to Western Electric, Chicago.
    • Second addition to Bevier Street adds 18,000 sq. ft. for machinery expansion
    • J.D. Ahearn becomes Chairman of the Board; F.H. Lawson becomes Company’s third President & employment hits 339
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