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PDR Announces New Rep in the Northwest

May 2018

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - PDR, an industry recognized leader in IR rework since 1986, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Powell Industries as its manufacturers’ representative in the Northwest. Based in Tukwila, WA, Mike Powell will represent PDR throughout WA, OR, ID and UT.


Dave White, CEO of White Industrial Corporation, parent company of PDR Americas, states: “It is an honor to work with Powell Industries to represent the PDR Brand in the Great Northwest. Powell Industries is a first tier sales organization committed to providing high quality best-in-class products and services. Powell Industries’ committed focus toward providing quality products and complete customer satisfaction are very much in keeping with PDR’s core values. The Powell Industries team is extremely well-known in the industry for the firm’s professionalism and excellent customer service. I am confident that Powell Industries will be a tremendous addition to PDR’s global sales network.”


For more than 20 years the team at Powell Industries has been saving its customers time and money. For its customers, Powell Industries finds the right combination of products and services to improve their business. For capital equipment providers such as PDR, Powell Industries becomes an integral local extension of the company to all of the Northwest customers with comprehensive marketing and technical support.


For more information about Powell Industries, contact Mike Powell at (425) 531-0802; email; or visit


PDR Rework Systems remains at the forefront of rework technology by providing air nozzle free systems with advanced in-process control features and visible light that takes the guesswork out of rework. For more information about PDR, visit, or call PDR in the U.S. at 530-676-6262 or in the United Kingdom at +44 (0)1293 614 000.

The Balver Zinn Group Appoints Powell Industries in North America

July 2015

Cobar Solder Products a member of the Balver Zinn Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Powell Industries as an Exclusive Distributor for the majority of North America. 

Cobar Solder Products has signed Powell Industries to represent the entire portfolio of branded solder products. Interest has been especially high for the Balver Zinn Cobar SN100C® complete range of products, which has been improving electronic manufacturing processes globally for a number of years.

 Powell Industries as an Cobar Solder Products Exclusive Distributor covering: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Canada and will be a Non-Exclusive distributor for the rest of North America.

 Director of Business Development Bill Yager explains that the Balver Zinn Group is pleased to have Powell Industries part of the Americas Cobar Solder Products Team because of Powell Industries position in the market and their Teams dedicated service and support to the valued customers.  

 The addition of the Balver Zinn and Cobar branded products, will afford Powell Industries the opportunity to offer customers optimized soldering solutions and the highest quality of soldering materials at competitive market price stated Michael A. Powell, President of Powell Industries.

 Powell Industries is based in Tukwila, Washington with offices in Portland Oregon, Spokane, Seattle and Salt Lake City Utah. For more information about Powell Industries, visit

 Cobar Solder Products Inc. is the U.S. division of the Balver Zinn group.

Balver Zinn and Cobar offer solder bar, solder wire, solder flux, gel flux, cleaner, solder paste and miscellaneous soldering products.  For more information about the company’s complete range of solder materials, please visit or

Simplimatic Automation Appoints New Sales Representitive Group to Expand Customer Base in the Northwest United States

May 3 2012

Simplimatic Automation, a leading provider of conveyors and automation for the electronics assembly industry, has appointed a new manufacturing sales representative group for the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. Powell Industries, headquartered in Tukwila, Washington, will provide sales representation for Simplimatic’s PWB Conveyors in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Utah.

“Powell Industries is an experienced manufacturer’s representative agency that maintains a core confidence level among its customer base,” said Thomas DiNardo, President of Simplimatic Automation. “We look forward to having Powell Industries act as a trusted extension of the Simplimatic team.

About Simplimatic Automation
Simplimatic Automation has been a leader in material handling systems since 1965. The company designs and manufactures conveyor and specialty material handling systems and automation for the semiconductor, electronics, packaging, assembly, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.