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SBDC Client Testimonial: Starfire Industries LLC

“Starfire Industries LLC has engaged with the Champaign ITC to help us navigate the seemingly treacherous waters of exporting.  Our company recently launched a pulsed power supply technology used for ultra-hard thin-film coatings—and there has been strong demand from European companies.  Kathie Cravens and the SBDC team have provided valuable assistance for shipping, logistics, carnets and CE marking.  In addition, they have been supportive and encouraging for individual trade missions to further our reach to build a competitive business enterprise here in Illinois.” – Brian Jurczyk. Starfire Industries LLC 


About Starfire Industries: Since graduating from the EnterpriseWorks startup incubator at the Research Park of the University of Illinois, Starfire Industries has grown from concept R&D to manufacturing plasma sources, neutron generators and high-voltage power supplies for a range of industries. Starfire develops solutions to solve challenging problems, moving ideas from the whiteboard to product.  They work with a variety of federal organizations, e.g. DARPA, Homeland Security, NASA, on innovative R&D and with global companies big and small on products and services to meet their demanding applications.