NJBIZ, the state’s weekly business journal, recently ranked MICRO, a full-service contract manufacturer based in the township’s Somerset section, on its list of “New Jersey’s Top 100 Privately Held Companies.”
This is the third time that MICRO has garnered this recognition. In 2010, MICRO held the ranking of 93, but has moved up the ladder to the 85th spot.
MICRO qualified for the recognition, in which a company had to be a privately held business for the past three years in New Jersey with at least $500,000 in revenue during that period of time.
But MICRO’S history is actually decades old.
MICRO President Brian Semcer explained that his grandfather Frank Semcer Sr. established the company more than 65 years ago when he was in his 40s. Today the firm supplies numerous Fortune 500 medical device companies through its firm, which is responsible for medical assembly, precision metal stamping, insert and injection molding, machining, sharpening, finishing and assembly.
“We are so proud to be selected as a top company in New Jersey,” current Chairman Frank Semcer Sr. (son of the founder) said. “Our roots began here and have grown exponentially since 1945. As a family-owned business, we not only work in New Jersey, but we live here. New Jersey has always been a hub for stellar manufacturing and engineering operations, and we remain committed to upholding this reputation for years to come.”
MICRO, which was originally based in Maplewood until the company moved to Somerset in 1988, also services customers in the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries.
“It is an honor to be recognized by NJBIZ,” added Brian Semcer, who noted that MICRO is always striving to make products more “manufacturable with the best possible quality.”
“What makes us successful in New Jersey is that we constantly reinvest in our organization and our people. We try to grow them through the company and offer them the best possible support,” Semcer said.
He added that MICRO works through a cooperative program with Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken to help train students as engineers so they are ready to enter the workforce and join the MICRO family upon their graduation.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., recently visited MICRO as part of his legislative tour of manufacturing sites in New Jersey. Holt commented on the firm’s commitment to keep up with modern technology and devotion to investing in research and development.