Daniel Gordon, Contributor at Large
Mini-Circuits members in Florida enjoy all the benefits of living in the greater Miami area with plenty to keep them busy at one of the company’s key production hubs.
To call the office location ideal would be an understatement. The original local slogan goes, “All Ways Lead to Hialeah.” From the buzz of South Beach to the quietude of Bal Harbour, and from the hip art walls of Wynwood to a taste of authentic Cuban culture in Little Havana, shopping in the Miami Design District and a big city feel by the water in Brickell, it’s all just 20 to 30 minutes away by car.
The second largest city in Miami-Dade County after Miami and the sixth largest city in all of Florida, Hialeah, too, is a vibrant community that remains true to its Cuban roots while embracing economic development as a “City of Progress.”
Manufacturers like Mini-Circuits are helping Hialeah evolve into a noteworthy industrial hub, while Florida’s business and leisure appeal combine to attract top companies and talent. But don’t take that to mean Mini-Circuits is new to the area. Mini-Circuits’ Florida office has been operating in its same location since 1978, long before Miami’s pandemic boom in commercial real estate. And while the Miami life is certainly nice, Mini-Circuits members love their work every bit as much.
Many of Florida members have been with the company for 15, 20, and even 30 years. At the same time, the facility has welcomed many new members in recent years and continues to recruit to support its expanding operations.
The members here work in the production and assembly of many of Mini-Circuits’ models. Administrative members support operations in tune with those of the company’s Brooklyn, New York headquarters, while quality assurance and manufacturing process engineering (MPE) specialists round out the key functions to fuel growth.
Mini-Circuits Florida has long served as a strategic location providing fast production and short delivery times for customers. That stability, paired with a high mix, low volume strategy supporting numerous model families of Mini-Circuits’ vast catalog, has led to new opportunities in the 45,000-square-foot Hialeah facility.
Since 2019, the Florida office has obtained ISO 9001 certification and completed ERP training, along with other initiatives to unify operations with Mini-Circuits’ broader corporate structure and systems. In the process, Mini-Circuits Florida has expanded its functions to include casing and labeling, receiving, warehouse management, PCB singulation, harness manufacturing and more.
The office supports both engineering and qualification runs, improving its efficiency and manufacturing capabilities for everything from power splitters and amplifiers to test boards and control boards.
“We’re like a big family working together,” Ana said. “It’s a great place to work and the Miami area is a wonderful place to live.”
Members in Florida stay connected to the New York HQ with regularly held town hall meetings on site in Hialeah. Director of Production Control, Elkhan Meirov flies in to share the latest company news, accomplishments, goals and key performance indicators in person. While based in Mini-Circuits’ Knapp Street, Brooklyn office, Elkhan is in constant communication with the team to continue building on the momentum in Florida. The Hialeah team’s continuity makes it easy to keep everyone on track and inspired.
“Mini-Circuits Florida has grown so much in such a short time,” Elkhan said. “I’m proud of all the team members for everything they’ve accomplished, and very excited for the continued growth ahead.”