Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, Senate Armed Services Committee member, visits SMT Corporation


On January 9th, 2012 Senator Richard Blumenthal D-CT, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited SMT's Sandy Hook CT facility for an inside look at SMT's processes in combating counterfeit electronics. Senator Blumenthal’s visit comes on the heels of the Senate Armed Services investigation into counterfeit parts within DoD supply chains.

Leading the tour, SMT's Tom Sharpe shared examples of many counterfeit processes identified within the expansive labs at SMT Corporation with the Senator. Senator Blumenthal left SMT with an acute awareness of the growing counterfeit problem facing the Department of Defense and a unique “in the trenches” perspective of a company which has completely re-tooled all processes, equipment and procedures to effectively fight counterfeits threatening the DoD and US industry head-on.

Link to newspaper coverage of Senator Bluementhal visit