ACR Electronics Turns 60

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 1, 2016

ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year. Over the past 60 years ACR has manufactured lifesaving equipment for military forces, aviation and space programs, along with 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 company acquisitions, a few things have remained the same, one of which is, the company said, is its 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 is a top choice of the U.S. marine market, and the company’s aviation brand, ARTEX, has become an 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 its 50,000 square foot headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company will host a series of events for more than 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 those who have supported them throughout the years. 
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