CANTON – Rather than wait for contracts to come to them, Electro National Corp. used Mississippi’s power in
Washington and a mentor program through the Department of Defense (DOD) to land a $3-million contract that should lead
to millions more in sales.
In a deal with Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Canton’s Electro National will produce fluid,
hydraulic and air tubing systems for the nation’s newest military aircraft. The contract will mean more employees, a possible
expansion in square footage, and increased sales for the 40-employee, minority-owned Electro.
Electro President Michael Trigleth considers this deal a major milestone in the company’s 26-year history. As a dedicated
supplier for Bell, “this is the kind of business you’ll be able to plan on year after year,” he said. “This is a marriage.”
The two companies were paired through the DOD’s Mentor-Prot