Spectronics Corp.

No. 521: London Jewelers rising up, rising up – so are fascism, Mars probes and consumer confidence

  The end is nigh: You’ve made it, dear reader – the terminus of both the wicked-warm workweek and the molasses-slow month. Good job, enjoy your weekend. Flags of our makua: It’s July 31 out there, which is of course Ka Hae Hawai’i Day – a.k.a. Hawaiian Flag Day, recognizing Hawaiian sovereignty (as declared by the British on July 31, 1843). Today also delivers a feast for the hungry: July 31 brings us, in no…


No. 520: On endless summers, lasagna and NASA’s origin story – plus, Spectronics stays home

  Dog days: The Spring That Time Forgot has been followed by the July That Wouldn’t End – but we press on, dear readers, through pandemics and heat waves and whatever else they throw at us. Yes, it’s still July out there – July 29, to be precise – and if things haven’t been wacky enough, try this: Today is National Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day. which is absolutely real and aims to both kill rodents…


Suffolk IDA signs off on Spectronics Corp. move

By GREGORY ZELLER // One of President Trump’s most vocal corporate-sector critics will keep his international manufacturing business on Long Island, with help from the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency. The IDA has issued preliminary approval of an economic-incentives package that will help Spectronics Corp. relocate to Melville from Westbury, where the manufacturer of ultraviolent and fluorescent-lighting equipment no longer fits comfortably on Brush Hollow Road. Spectronics’ longtime 94,745-square-foot Westbury home is actually too big,…


Personal perspectives inform ‘Women in Manufacturing’

By GREGORY ZELLER // Some of Long Island’s most influential manufacturing leaders will come together Oct. 6 to discuss the role of women in engineering and technology-related fields – something this particular panel knows all about. As part of Suffolk County Community College’s Women in Manufacturing/STEM Summit, the Women in Manufacturing Panel and Video Screening will shine a light on the ways professional passions and specific workforce needs are fueling new science, technology, engineering and…


‘Madam’ calls, and Spectronics Corp. goes all CIA

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Art Imitates Life file comes the Spectronics Corp., which is absolutely ready for its latest closeup. The Westbury manufacturer smiled for the cameras on Friday, when production of the CBS Network political drama “Madam Secretary” moved in for a day of location shooting. Spectronics Corp.’s 100,000-square-foot facility played the role of a Virginia company that’s (spoiler alert) actually a CIA front, in an episode slated for broadcast later this…


Spectronics signs new EMEA distribution deal

An exclusive distribution agreement with the subsidiary of a global fine-chemicals dealer will expand Spectronics Corp.’s presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Westbury-based manufacturer of ultraviolet and fluorescent equipment and materials has announced a new strategic partnership with ChemPoint, a subsidiary of Washington State-based Univar Inc., a global distributor of more than 8,000 chemical products. Univar boasts roughly 800 distribution facilities, including hubs in Western Europe and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The…


Spectronics subsidiary goes global with new site

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Spectronics Corp. subsidiary focused on automobile leak-detection technologies has hit the gas on a souped-up website, part of a larger expansion effort for one of Long Island’s busiest high-tech manufacturers. Tracer Products, the automotive division of the longtime Westbury-based ultraviolet-light innovator, has officially launched its redesigned, multilingual website, built specifically to “provide the company’s existing vendors as well as new partners an enhanced interface on all levels,” Spectronics Corp. said…


Global ‘honor,’ and opportunity, for Spectronics

By GREGORY ZELLER // A 20-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket will represent Spectronics Corp. on the influential Overseas Automotive Council. Dan Tristan, who manages Latin American and Asian-Pacific sales for the innovative Westbury manufacturer, will join the 93-year-old OAC, a function of the Aftermarket Automotive Suppliers Association, a member organization addressing government affairs and industry trends affecting automotive suppliers. While its ultraviolet light-based technology and other innovations cross many markets, Spectronics is perhaps best…