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Key Tronic



Key Tronic was founded in 1969 by Lewis G Zirkle (1915–2005). Lewis Zirkle previously managed the Clare-Pendar plant in Idaho: in 1966, following C. P. Clare & Co.’s acquisition of Pendar, he was named vice president and general manager, under president C E Fisher. For a time, Key Tronic was the world’s largest keyboard manufacturer, with 2800 staff in Spokane.