Coghlin Companies Contract Manufactures 2011 Tibbetts Award-Winning Device by Windmill International

Windmill International’s KA-10 Suitcase Portable Satellite Receive Suite, manufactured at Coghlin’s Columbia Tech division, wins 2011 Tibbetts Award

Online PR News – 25-February-2011 – – Coghlin Companies congratulates Windmill International on its recent recognition for technological innovation and economic growth. On February 15th, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program honored Windmill with the 2011 Tibbetts award for its KA-10 Suitcase Portable Satellite Receive Suite.

Designed for military personnel who need reliable, portable connections to the Global Broadcast System (GBS), the KA-10 Portable Receive Suite provides locating reception, situational data, last pass satellite data, real time weather conditions, and Predator and UAV video feeds.

Windmill partnered with Columbia Tech, a division of Coghlin Companies, to help transform its innovative idea into an award-winning product. Leveraging Columbia Tech's regulated product engineering and contract manufacturing environment, cost-effective processes and meticulously managed global supply chain, Windmill was able to bring a revolutionary product to market that will serve as the main driver of the company's current and future growth.

About Windmill International
Windmill International, Inc., a veteran-owned business, provides innovative solutions and services to the United States and allied governments in support of national security and acquisition programs. Windmill became an employee-owned company in 2005 with the establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). This dynamic initiative ensures the longevity of the company while maintaining focus on customer service and quality and rewarding membership for exceptional corporate performance.

About Columbia Tech
Columbia Tech provides the highest degree of manufacturing excellence for customers seeking turnkey manufacturing and global fulfillment services. Its business model contains a unique blend of front-end DFM and NPI services combined with worldwide purchasing leverage and customized manufacturing programs renowned for extreme flexibility and attentiveness to detail. For more information, please visit

About Coghlin Companies, Inc.
Coghlin Companies, Inc. is a privately held company in Worcester, Massachusetts spanning four generations for over 125 years. Subsidiaries include: Columbia Tech, which provides turnkey contract manufacturing services to a diverse customer base, including OEM's in the telecommunication, semiconductor, machine tool, medical device, alternative energy, data storage, and networking industries; DCI Engineering, an engineering services company; Coghlin Precision, a precision machining and certified welding company; and Cogmedix, an FDA compliant medical and clinical device contract manufacturer. For more information, please visit

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