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MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Feb. 26, 2016 – On Feb. 10, FCX Systems celebrated 29 years in business with a luncheon that also recognized 15 employees for their significant career commitment to the manufacturing firm.

Two of the employees, Keith Whiteman, who works in the FCX testing department, and John Samsell, an employee in the FCX engineering department, were recognized for 25 years of service.

The remaining employees honored were: Rob Clark, 20 years; Nicki Reyes, 15 years; Jay Mullins, 15 years; Mike Knoble, 15 years; Marshall Shroyer, 15 years; Bobby Stimmell, 10 years; Mike Tennant, 10 years; Mike Tokarz, 10 years; Rick West, 10 years; Pam Tomlin, 10 years; Brian Maxwell, 10 years; Walt Plumley, 10 years and Steve Yoho, 5 years.

Annually, the firm celebrates employees with 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service by listing their names on a plaque to be displayed in the firm’s headquarters on FCX Lane.

Remarkably, 34 of the current 67 employees – more than 50 percent – have been with the firm for ten years or more, a testament to the workforce dedication and loyalty to FCX. Collectively, this group has dedicated 604 years of service to FCX.

In addition to the 2016 plaque presentation, FCX employees also extended their appreciation to co-founders Matt Howell and Allen Wright for their vision and hard work that built the company into a leading manufacturer of frequency converters and diesel ground power units.

Headquartered in Morgantown, W.Va., FCX Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of solid-state frequency converters, ground power support (GSE) and custom power conversion solutions for military, commercial, shore power and industrial applications around the world. Additional information is available at



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