Nortech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NSYS), a leading provider of full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today announced that it has agreed to acquire the EMS assets of Winland Electronics Inc. (AMEX: WEX) located in Mankato, Minn.

Winland’s EMS operation designs and manufactures printed circuit board assemblies and higher-level complete box build assemblies, primarily for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in markets including medical, industrial, transportation and scientific instrumentation.

Nortech Systems will purchase the assets and intellectual property associated with Winland’s EMS operation; Nortech will lease the 58,000-square-foot facility comprised of manufacturing, warehouse and office space.

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions; the tentative closing date is January 1, 2011. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

“We’re pleased to expand our world-class manufacturing capabilities, including adding valuable new capacity for printed circuit board assemblies,” said Mike Degen, Nortech Systems’ president and CEO. “Winland had developed a reputation for excellence in design and manufacturing, and together we’ll advance that success going forward.”

Degen commented that Nortech Systems intends to continue operations in Mankato and anticipates this acquisition will be accretive starting in the second half of fiscal 2011.

“Winland’s existing customer base nicely complements ours, offering further diversification and additional growth opportunities,” explained Curt Steichen, senior vice president of Nortech Systems’ commercial operations. He added that the Winland operation will provide needed EMS capacity to support the growth Nortech Systems is experiencing in its industrial and medical markets.

Nortech Systems currently operates manufacturing facilities in Baxter, Bemidji, Blue Earth, Merrifield and Milaca, Minn.; Augusta, Wis.; and Monterrey, Mexico.

About Nortech Systems, Inc. Nortech Systems Incorporated ( www.nortechsys.com), based in Wayzata, Minn., is a full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider of wire and cable assemblies, printed circuit board assemblies and higher-level complete box build assemblies for a wide range of industries. Markets served include industrial equipment, aerospace/defense and medical. The company has manufacturing capabilities and operating partners in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. Nortech Systems Incorporated is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol NSYS.

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