OUR HISTORY

Founded in Princeton, New Jersey in 1959,  Payne Engineering Company (now Payne Controls Company) initially supplied wind-tunnel instrumentation for V/STOL testing, DC drives, variable frequency AC motor controls, and strain-gage force measuring systems. With the then limited availability of the very expensive G.E. and Westinghouse prototype thyristors, the first line of solid state relays and power controls were introduced. In 1961 the company was moved to Charleston, West Virginia and finally, in 1966 to our present 65 acre site on I-64 mid-way between Charleston and Huntington,West Virginia.  This location, in the rolling hills of Teays Valley, provides a comfortable campus-like atmosphere for the creation and very efficient production of a broad line of solid state power controls.  An additional facility has since been built on a 50 acre site near Cape Canaveral, Florida . In 2009, due to legislative directives of the state of West Virginia, we have changed the word "Engineering" to "Controls" in our name.

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