ACR Electronics' Celebrates 60 Years of Manufacturing

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, a known gem in the safety and survival industry proudly announces they are celebrating their diamond anniversary this year. Over the past 60 years ACR has had the honor of manufacturing lifesaving equipment for military forces, the aviation and space programs, as well as for maritime and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.

The company was founded by the late David Rush and has traded ownership four times since its inception in 1956. Throughout ACR Electronics ownership changes, location moves and acquisitions a few things have remained the same, one of which has been the company’s commitment to quality. Dating back to the 1970 penlight which helped save the crew on the Apollo 13 mission, ACR lights have led troops through treacherous nights. ACR maritime safety gear remains the overwhelming choice of the US marine market and ACR’s aviation brand ARTEX has quickly become the industry leader in emergency aviation gear with their full suite of Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs). ACR beacons have been activated to save thousands of people at sea and on land.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, ACR Electronics intends to host various celebrations over the course of the next six months. At their 50,000 square foot headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL they will host a series of fun filled events for over 180 employees. They will participate in philanthropic projects which will build the community they call home. ACR will also host an event at this year’s Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show where they can celebrate their decades of success with their dealers, the press and the customers who have supported them throughout the years.

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