DOVER-FOXCROFT — Although only four people are employed in P-Q Controls Inc., dba Sensor Technology of Dover-Foxcroft, the owners are pleased with the “slow, steady progress” of their new business.
Noreen Shumann, co-owner of P-Q Controls of Bristol, Conn., and the Dover-Foxcroft operation, said Tuesday that the company recently had introduced a new product line, a digital radio control used for the remote control of trucks with self-unloading cranes. This product will be produced exclusively in the Dover-Foxcroft plant, she said.
The Dover-Foxcroft plant opened for business April 15, and its first production shipment was made May 1, according to Shumann. She said the company had shifted the production of almost all of its level sensor lines to the Dover-Foxcroft facility along with some assembly of electronic boards. The level sensors are shipped directly from Dover-Foxcroft to customers worldwide, Shumann said. Level sensors are safety devices used by the operator of self-propelled manlifts when the machine is in danger of tipping.
Shumann said the electronic circuit boards are shipped to P-Q Controls in Connecticut where they are assembled into joysticks that go on self-propelled manlifts.
Gov. John McKernan originally awarded $80,000 to be used for training people for the high-technology business. Shumann said the amount later was renegotiated with state officials to allow the company $25,000 this year for training. This figure is more in line with the company’s needs, she said.