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Press Release – Production Components and Jack Breen Associates Merge

July 2, 2018, Wallingford, CT – It is with great pleasure that we announce that Production Components Inc of Wallingford, CT and Jack Breen Associates of Clinton, CT have merged and are now in a position to serve our common customer base and principals even better. Both companies have a rich history in representing premier product lines dedicated to assembly, part marking, test and automation processes.

The newly merged company will operate as Production Components, Inc., and will be headquartered in Wallingford, CT, with satellite offices in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Jack Breen, owner of Jack Breen Associates, will continue to support his existing New England customer base. In addition to the merging of principals, the expanded company will be providing coverage for several key principals in the Eastern PA, Metro NY, NJ, MD, and DE areas.

“Jack and I have crossed paths many times over the past 30 years, but more recently we realized that our current product lines were more complimentary and synergistic than they were competitive”, says Scott White, President of Production Components. He continued, “It became clear that there would be numerous benefits to our principals, our customers, and our respective teams, by joining forces”.

The expanded company will include 5 field sales reps, as well as inside sales and marketing. Both Jack and Scott will continue to call on their long-time customer base. “We discovered very quickly that we had a lot of commonality in our customer lists”, says Breen. “And we knew many of the same key customers within each other’s database, further reinforcing that the merger would ultimately serve our customers and principals well”.

The response from their respective principals has been overwhelmingly positive, with an added energy and excitement in anticipation of the future. “The support of our key principals was very important to a successful transition”, says White. “In fact, my largest principal – Telesis Marking Technology – had some great insight and suggestions based on their previous experience with other agency successions”, added Breen. Additional guidance from MANA, whose resources included guidelines for transitions, mergers, and other manufacturer’s rep specific concerns, made the drafting of an agreement easy and protective of both parties.

Dukane presents “Particulate-Free Welding Technologies” Lunch & Learn at NPE2018

If you’re planning on attending The Plastics Show in Orlando, FL (register for the show here), don’t miss our partner Dukane’s Lunch & Learn presentation –
“Particulate-Free Welding Technologies”
on May 9th at 1PM.  See the details below or sign up here.

Register today!


Are you are looking for a robust plastic welding process that delivers particulate free and cosmetically appealing welds?

Our technical experts are presenting
“Particulate-Free Welding Technologies”
NPE 2018 Expert Super Session.

When: May 9th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m
Where: W203A, West Building, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

Join us to learn about the benefits of incorporating these technologies in your welding process & enjoy complimentary lunch.

Click on the button below to register!!!


Happy Holidays from us to you

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2017 turned out to be a pretty good year –

We added new products including Fortville Part Handling Feeders and R&I Grippers, Slides and Automation Devices. We hired Tom Terrio as our new sales-person to help cover the Mid-Atlantic Region and Connecticut. We partnered with more distribution/representative groups to expand our offerings. And we continued to see the business grow in terms of our technical knowledge, consultative and operational capabilities and size. Finally, we enjoyed meeting new customers and participating in challenging and interesting projects.

And 2018 is looking to be an even better year, with exciting new projects and adventures!
– We are looking at adding new, synergistic products to further expand our offerings.
– Several of our current lines have exciting new products debuting which feature cutting edge technology.
– Our online parts and component business will be growing with some new products and our continued “easy to buy” online store interface

If you are looking for consultative help and/or equipment with your Assembly, Production, Automation and Test Jobs, let us know how we can help.

We truly appreciate your business and wish you and your families the best for the holidays and 2018,


The Production Components Team.



Production Components adds two more manufacturers to our line-up.

We are proud to announce that we have added two more companies to the family of manufacturers we represent:
Fortville Feeders, Inc. from Fortville, Indiana and
R&I Manufacturing from Terryville, CT.

A little about both and what they do –

Fortville Feeders, Inc

Fortville Feeders, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacturing and supply of automated parts feeder systems.  They have been on the cutting edge of solutions for the automation industry since 1979.

They are known in the industry as The Parts Handling Specialists.  With over 30 years of experience in the automation industry, they design systems and components for all industries, including Medical, Home Goods, Automotive and Consumer Products.

Fortville Feeder’s basic components:

  • Feeder Bowls
  • High Tolerance Tracks
  • Bulk Supply Hoppers
  • Gondolas / Dumpers
  • Mechanisms
  • Step Feeders
  • Flex Feeders

Apart for their primary components, they provide isolation ancillary components for nearly 80% of their systems.  These include, escapements, cross shuttles, star wheels, escape and blow, rotary actuators, etc.

Feeder systems are often over simplified in their function of material handling.  Many suppliers will leave customers with the complete responsibility of the part after it has completed its feeder journey.  Fortville strive to be sure that the transition from the feeder to you is a clean flawless transfer.

Whether you’re an end user looking to decrease your material handling or an OEM putting a feeder in a machine with your company’s name on it, Fortville Feeders, Inc. offers the quality, reliable product you are looking for.

R&I Manufacturing

In 1968, R & I Manufacturing Company started out with a single product called the DURA-SLIDE linear positioning device. It was a tough, economical unit designed for the small parts assembly operation. Since then, the product line has grown, along with the company’s reputation for high-quality, low-cost part placement devices. From automatic parts to intricate electronic components, R & I grippers, escapements, slides and pick-and-place units working hand-in-hand with the leading names in the automatic assembly business.

Today, R & I Manufacturing has a nationwide network of sales and application technicians ready to assist you with your automatic assembly needs. If they don’t have a unit that will do the job, they have the experience to customize one. That’s why it is said they are “America’s Partner in Assembly Automation”.

DURA-GRIP Part Placement Devices are designed to provide a low cost gripping unit for use on transfer mechanisms. These air operated units grip parts internally or externally offering the designer a wide latitude in finger tooling arrangements.

Available in two or three finger grip models, DURA-GRIP units are ruggedly constructed with a minimum of moving parts. Utility tapped holes permit mounting the unit from the top or the side with additional cap styles for dovetail mounting. These same holes can be used to mount “stripper” devices too. The body is anodized high strength aluminum, fingers are hardened tool steel. Maximum pressure, 100 psi. HD heads are available in all sizes of the GH series. These heads’ toggle linkages are arranged to have the inward motion of the finger occur on the full (bore) side of the piston. An optional finger positioning sensor is available on all heads. The built-in proximity switch can be set to indicate either fingers opened or fingers closed. All units are shipped completely assembled, ready for mounting and attaching tooling.


To learn more about Fortville Feeders, R&I Manufacturing, or any of the other manufacturing companies we represent, give us a call at 203 881 3013 or email us at [email protected]

AMC (conveyor systems) unveils their new website

AMC (Automation & Modular Components), our conveyor systems partner, has just unveiled their new website and it is fantastic looking as well as super easy to navigate!

To take a look at their new website and new Facebook page (clickable home pages both previewed below) and to see what they can offer in dependable conveyor systems that offer the industry’s only 3-year warranty, click on the links below:

AMC Website –
AMC Facebook –

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AMC Facebook Page