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Small Business Spotlight: TLC Electronics

Alerus | OCT 11, 2014

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, TLC Electronics is a leader in the distribution and assembly of electromechanical and interconnect components for a wide range of industries.

About the Owners

Jon and Laura Crofford became co-owners of TLC Electronics in June 2014, following the retirement of Jon’s parents, Rich and Terri, who founded the company in 1984. As the new leaders of the organization, Jon and Laura share their predecessors’ belief that people’s lives can be improved through progress in fields like medical devices, aerospace, energy and numerous other industries, and that TLC can contribute by serving the companies that innovate in those fields.

Jon and Laura are determined to push themselves and the company to find new and better ways to meet the demands of customers who need supply and assembly of critical electromechanical components. Following the company’s vision of serving both engineers and buyers, Jon and Laura hope to continue finding efficient ways to help companies bring life-changing products to market.

About the Company

Rich founded TLC Electronics 30 years ago along with his wife Terri L. Crofford (whose initials inspired the company name). The company specializes in interconnect and electromechanical parts, precision cable assemblies and turn-key box builds. Now under Jon and Laura’s leadership, TLC and its talented employees provide components and sub-assemblies to manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, security, energy, medical, automotive, ag, telecom, and electronics.

What makes TLC Electronics unique is its ability to add value to customers’ bottom lines. TLC does this in a number of ways, the core of which is providing component distribution services and assembly services at a single facility. Most competing distributors do not offer assembly services and most competing assembly services do not provide component distribution. This combination of distribution and assembly capability allows customers to get their electromechanical solutions from a single source and use fewer suppliers, streamlining the entire process.

Jon, Laura and the entire company are driven by a passion for excellence and innovation that manifests in the company’s core values: Leadership, Integrity, Respectful, Enthusiastic, Proactive and Innovative. A company culture built on these principles ensures the satisfaction of customers, suppliers and employees alike.

About the Alerus Relationship

TLC Electronics values its relationship with Alerus because it has the feel of a community bank yet has all the products and features a small business needs as it evolves. “We have added Positive Pay to help prevent fraudulent activity, a sweep account to help keep our loan interest low and we have had a great experience with online banking,” Jon says, adding “whether it be the relationships, Alerus-sponsored events or the quick and courteous responses, Alerus has been a great bank and partner to work with.”

Contact TLC

If you have any questions about TLC Electronics and its electromechanical or interconnect products, please call toll free 800-852-6694 or stop by their offices, just north of I-694 in Mahtomedi.

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