Nortech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NSYS), a leading provider of full-service electronics manufacturing services (EMS), has successfully acquired the EMS business unit of Winland Electronics Inc. (AMEX: WEX) in Mankato, Minn.

With this acquisition, pursuant to a purchase agreement executed on Nov. 15, Nortech Systems has purchased the assets and intellectual property associated with Winland’s EMS operation, which designs and manufactures printed circuit board assemblies and higher-level complete box build assemblies.

“This synergistic purchase will provide needed manufacturing capacity, particularly for supporting our medical and industrial customers with printed circuit board assemblies and higher-level builds,” said Mike Degen, Nortech Systems’ president and CEO. “We also look forward to expanded growth opportunities serving new customers in other markets such as transportation, scientific instrumentation and defense.”

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

About Nortech Systems, Inc. Nortech Systems Incorporated (, 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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