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Speedy and Metro Circuits, Inc. Install New Chemcut CC 8000


Chemcut Corporation, the United States’ leading manufacturer and supplier of Develop/Etch/Strip equipment, announces that PJC Technology Inc. (DBA Speedy Circuits and Metro Circuits), printed circuit board manufacturers, have both installed new Chemcut CC 8000 cupric chloride Develop-Etch-Strip systems in their facilities.

PJC Technology, Inc. has been producing rigid and flexible circuits for more than 40 years. The company is on a technologically driven journey to expand its ability to meet the challenges of leading edge designs and provide a benchmark for quick turnaround and superb quality. As a result, PJC Technology, Inc. has invested more than $5 million in equipment and processes in order to support industries that demand reliability- including Defense, Medical, Semiconductor and Down Hole Exploration.

Abbas Hosseinzadeh PJC’s Director of Process Engineering, said, “The new equipment increased production capacity, the ability to produce very fine lines and our yields.  The new Chemcut systems will allow us to continue our quest to use technology to solve problems for our customers. These Chemcut DES systems are truly the latest generation of technology and will enable us to leverage our 42 year history and expand our customer base.” Speedy & Metro Circuits can expect exceptional performance, excellent reliability and low cost of ownership with their new Chemcut CC-8000 automated DES line. Please see the attached document to learn more about the features and capabilities.

“It has been nearly 20 years since Chemcut first supplied equipment to Speedy & Metro Circuits.   We are very pleased that they continue to choose Chemcut to be its provider of new etching equipment for their facilities,” stated Rick Lies, Chemcut’s CEO.  “Chemcut has been the technology leader in the wet processing and chemical etching industries for over 55 years, and the continued partnership with both Speedy and Metro Circuits is a testament to the design innovation and dedication to excellence that have kept Chemcut at the top of the industry for the past five decades.”

Additional information about Speedy Circuits, Inc. at 714-898-4901 and Metro Circuits 585-254-2980 is available from their company web site .

Chemcut Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website

State College, PA – Chemcut Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of their redesigned mobile-friendly website, which is now accessible at The new site reflects Chemcut’s dedication to continuous improvement and innovation through a clean design, easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience.

Chemcut CEO, Rick Lies, stated “Throughout our 59-year history, Chemcut has been recognized for product quality, unsurpassed customer service, and long-term relationships. Our customers also value our innovative culture and ability to custom-design, test, and build a solution for any wet-process production environment. The user-friendly design and flexibility of our new website are synonymous with the machines we produce and make it much easier for us to provide fresh, useful content to our current and prospective customers.”

Highlights of the redesigned Chemcut website include the following:

  • The Parts page now offers a “Chemcut Parts Identification Guide” to make it easier for customers to properly identify Chemcut Serial Numbers and parts.
  • Local Chemcut representatives are easy to identify and contact via the new map-click technology.
  • The site’s Technical section offers an extensive library of papers covering a wide range of topics, such as titanium etching, etching of High Density Interconnects (HDI), and more.
  • Service and parts requests for Chemcut and M.E. Baker equipment are a snap with the new quick-complete request form.

Chemcut was founded in 1956 as a manufacturer of precision equipment for printed circuit board production. One year later, the company sold its first Chemcut™ spray etching machine. Chemcut etchers were at the forefront of technology, as mass produced printed circuits quickly replaced handmade circuit boards. Today, we continue to be the world’s leading developer and supplier of wet processing equipment for photo chemical milling of thin metal parts, chemical engraving of signs and nameplates, etching printed circuit boards, metal finishing, specialized glass processing for flat panel and touch-screen displays, photovoltaic (solar) panel manufacturing, and non-traditional processing of semiconductor products. Chemcut’s State College, PA facility contains a customer evaluation laboratory, manufacturing and testing facilities, as well as the sales, engineering, and office administration personnel.

U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson Visits Our Facility

July 18, 2014

Congressman Glenn Thompson Tours Chemcut Facility in Pennsylvania  

Briefing Co-Hosted by IPC as Part of Continuing Effort to Connect IPC Members with Policymakers

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 18, 2014 – Today, Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA-5) visited Chemcut Corporation, an IPC member, located in State College, PA. Coordinated by IPC, the meeting was part of an effort to help policymakers learn first-hand about legislative and regulatory issues that impact the electronics manufacturing industry. Read More

Mike Burke Fills Chemcut’s Field Service Manager Position

September 05, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 5, 2012

Mike Burke Fills Chemcut’s Field Service Manager Position

State College, PA – Chemcut Corporation is pleased to announce that Mike Burke has joined Chemcut’s customer service team as the Field Service Manager.  Mike will be responsible for both assisting customers with technical service and repair questions and scheduling Chemcut’s service engineers, worldwide.  Read More

Chemcut Expands Toryon’s Sales Territory In North America

February 16, 2009



            State College, PA – Chemcut Corporation is pleased to announce that one of its representative sales organizations, Toryon Technologies Inc., has expanded its service area to include the entire state of Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.  The change was effective February 10, 2009.  Toryon, based in Itasca, IL, has been representing Chemcut products since 2005 in parts of the Mid-West, including the states of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, Western half of Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Manitoba Canada .  The following Toryon Sales Representatives will be responsible for covering the territory:

  • Bill Murphy and Kevin Finn will continue to cover the territory of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska.
  • Jeff Miller will be responsible for the territory of Illinois, Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Manitoba Canada
  • Lynn Graves will cover the territory of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

“Toryon,” stated Rick Lies, Chemcut’s CEO & General Manager, “has served Chemcut very well over the past four years, and we are confident that our customers will be the true beneficiaries of this service area expansion.”  Lies continued, “Toryon is very well known throughout the PCB industry.  They have the skills and resources needed to effectively promote Chemcut, and they are widely recognized as a customer service-oriented organization.  We look forward to maintaining a long, productive relationship with their organization.”

Toryon Technologies Inc. founded in 1986 by Dale Pray President/CEO. Toryon services the PCB Industry with seven locations across the USA. Toryon since its inception has been involved with manufacturing and or the sales of wet process equipment for the industry.

To contact Toryon, call 877-ToryonT or 877-867-9668

Chemcut Announces A New Product Line

February 10, 2009

Chemcut Announces A New Product Line

State College, PA , February 10, 2009

Chemcut Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the new 2300 Series product line at IPC Expo.  Based on Chemcut’s immensely popular 2315 etcher, the 2300 Series provides a reliable, high performance, compact, easy to install platform for the PWB manufacturing, chemical milling and sign and name plate industries. Read More

Chemcut Appoints Cogent Manufacturing Solutions Agent

January 05, 2009

Chemcut Appoints New East Coast Agent

State College, PA , January 5, 2009

Chemcut Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Cogent Manufacturing Solutions of Atkinson, New Hampshire as its agent for the northeastern United States and parts of Canada.  Cogent Manufacturing Solutions now represents Chemcut in the New England States, New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and the Canadian Provinces of Quebec and the eastern half of Ontario. Read More

Chemcut Corporation Announces New Indian Sales Representative

Chemcut Corporation, the US based manufacturer of Wet Process Equipment, has awarded an exclusive agency agreement to KBR (India) Laminates & Technology to look after their operations in India. KBR (India) Laminates & Technology, based in Bangalore, India, has over 25 years of experience in the PCB Industry.Mr. Ramani, President of KBR, has been Vice President of IPCA and is currently Treasurer of IPCA. Chemcut’s Wet Processing Equipment will compliment KBR (India) Laminates & Technology’s current product lines which includes Laminates, Flying Probes, Dry Film & Release Films. Read More