SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash., Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key Tronic Corporation (Nasdaq: KTCC), a world class provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), today announced it has signed a letter of intent to lease a new 86,000 square-foot facility in Da Nang, Vietnam.

“We expect that commencing operations in Vietnam will significantly augment our Asian footprint and reduce production costs,” said Craig Gates, President and CEO of Key Tronic. “By further diversifying our global manufacturing, we also believe it provides an additional hedge against uncertainty in a lingering or future trade war with China.”

The facility is strategically located in an established industrial park inside a government sponsored export zone, within 5 miles of an international port. The new manufacturing facility is expected to be operational by July 2019.

About Key Tronic

Key Tronic is a leading contract manufacturer offering value-added design and manufacturing services from its facilities in the United States, Mexico and China. Key Tronic provides its customers full engineering services, materials management, worldwide manufacturing facilities, assembly services, in-house testing, and worldwide distribution. Its customers include some of the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers. For more information about Key Tronic visit: www.keytronic.com.

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