Client Profile: ECS

Internationally Respected – Locally Made

ECS was founded in 1954 and has since evolved into an internationally respected designer and manufacturer of reusable containers and enclosures for equipment of all kinds. In particular, ECS serves all branches of the military and NASA, providing thousands of enclosure solutions for precision tactical, aerospace and communications equipment.

The company is a third generation, family-owned business located in Grants Pass, Oregon, and offers a full line of factory-direct transit products as well as the most advanced custom packaging solutions available. Commercial-off-the-shelf products include rackmount enclosures, medical cases, weapons solutions, shipping, storage, drawer and footlocker cases available on-demand.

Manufacturing all of their tooling, molds and cushions for all the cases they build, ECS is an experienced custom molder of thermoplastic and thermoset composite parts and boasts the possession of one of the nation’s largest compression molding presses. Other techniques for molding thermoplastic materials and fabricating metal products add diversity to their core capabilities.

The company’s reputation for on-time delivery of high-quality products is maintained by the efficient use of sophisticated manufacturing management systems and by a dedicated team of employees. ECS maintains strict compliance with environmental quality regulations and is recognized for its service to community and country. All ECS cases are proudly made in the USA.

Rackmount Case Pioneer

Military rackmount cases were invented by ECS in 1969, and they continue to set the bar for rackmount usability, compact design and high performance. Their clever product design allows for maximum flexibility and use of space. For example, ECS Loadmaster® Rackmount Cases stack with every previous rackmount model and all Loadmaster® Transit Cases. Loadmaster® rotationally molded transit cases are completely modular in all dimensions. Cases of different sizes securely stack and interlock together for maximum stacking efficiency. Loadmaster® Cases are ideal for use on 463L military pallets and are available in an array of colors.

“ All of us at ECS are proud to make the most advanced container systems available on the market today. We are committed to ensuring that when our warfighters receive equipment on the battlefield, it arrives damage free and ready for operation,” said Ted Bennett, ECS CEO.

Our Part of their Story

SmithBates is proud to be the ink behind ECS and its products. We have worked with the company since 2010, providing printing for their marketing and product materials such as catalogs, sales sheets, packing diagrams and pocket folders. We have also supplied retractable banners and other display materials. And to make ordering simpler, we developed a custom online store for procuring collateral such as stationery, business cards, roll labels and more.

We supply additional value is by acting as the “last set of eyes” and quality assurance for the ECS brand. Our team makes sure that all projects we assist with meet ECS brand standards, and we provide crucial oversight on consistency. This partnership has been especially important throughout their recent brand refresh, as many of the materials ECS uses have undergone significant updates. We love being part of a truly homegrown, made-in-the-USA success story.

“SmithBates has been an instrumental partner in ECS’ brand imaging. They have grown with our company providing highly professional service, support and crucial marketing expertise at all levels for us.”Stephanie Quinn, Vice President of Program Operations, ECS
537 Northern Heights Blvd., Klamath Falls, OR 97601 / 1.800.303.3714 / online@smithbates.com