InterConnect Wiring sponsored a teddy bear drive from July 22 to August 6. InterConnect Wiring loves their Fort Worth community and is always giving back where they can. The drive was a big success. There were over two dozen, brand new, never used teddy bears donated. The Mayor of Fort Worth, Betsy Price, even dontated a bear to the drive. President of InterConnect Wiring, John Ashour, went on August 7 to give the donated bears. Cook Children's gives teddy bears to every child that stays overnight at the hospital.
InterConnect Wiring was featured in Aerospace Testing International Magazine. The article focused on InterConnect moving to a DIT-MCO Model 2650 Modular Test Analyzer which increased test efficiency by 500%. Access the article to learn more!
Anytime you enter a new industry there is a learning curve involved. I started my position one year ago off of the recommendation of a friend. I had little idea what they meant when I was told, “We make wiring harnesses”, or that there would be so many variations of our products, or how differently the aerospace industry works from what I have experienced before. Honestly I just thought that the company looked really well run, but working on amazing platforms like F-16, F-15, and UH-60 Blackhawk didn’t hurt either. My first year has been overwhelming at times but I’ve met some great people and feel like I’m finding my way.
Our President, John Ashour, was invited by Lectromec as an expert on their podcast. He discussed candidates for rewiring projects, the value of appropriate documentation for a rewiring project and future trends in aerospace wiring.
InterConnect Wiring has been in business now for over 22 years. During that time, I remember when we got our first fax machine. That was a big day for us. I also remember when we started using email. We were so happy! When we launched our first website, we were all so proud. A few years ago, we started using social media without acclamation; a “non-significant” event in the life InterConnect Wiring. Why? The answer to that question is the same answer to the question “Why Aerospace Companies Do Not Use Social Media?”
When you look at a business card for a person who works at one of our main customers such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Sikorsky, Bell Helicopter, BAE, L3, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, or Honeywell, you never see logos for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or other social media websites. Additionally, most of these companies do not invest much time or effort to use social media to improve their brand or for marketing and sales. Why is that? Most large corporations do the opposite. Social media is extremely important to their company’s longevity, market position, and financial stability. The answer is three fold: (1) average age of employees at aerospace companies (dinosaur mentalities), (2) target audience or marketing of aerospace companies, and (3) ITAR and security clearance issues.
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InterConnect Wiring has received the 2015 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. John Ashour accepted the award at Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City address at the Fort Worth Convention Center March 4.
InterConnect Wiring has been a Lockheed Martin licensee for F-16 electrical products for over 12 years. This designation is quite an honor for our company. As a licensee for F-16 electrical products InterConnect has supported all of Lockheed Martin’s customers which include over twenty-five nations that fly the F-16. Over the years many people have asked us: (1) what does it mean to be licensee and (2) what are the advantages of being a licensee? The purpose of this blog is to answer these excellent questions.