Valatie transmitter manufacturer closes
Dec 13, 2014 12:04 am
[caption id="attachment_38560" align="alignleft" width="274"] Matt Bua, Al Davis, and Max Goldfarb (l-r) load in the WGXC's Energy-Onix transmitter made in Valatie at the Cairo transmitter site.[/caption]Barbara Reina in the Register-Star reports that Valatie is attempting to recover debt owed on a $500,000 2007 loan to Energy-Onix, a radio parts manufactuer. The manufacturing company that received a Community Development Block Grant went out of business in recent months, after founder Bernard Wise died last year. Wise was internationally famous in radio broadcasting circles for his “grounded grid” transmitter innovation. The company made radio transmitters for stations around the world, including for WGXC. Wise's son Jack Wise took over management of the company, which has since closed. Reina reports the company once had 21 employees. Read the full story in the Register-Star.