ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) —This year, Enterprise Electronics Corporation is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Over the last five decades, EEC has sold more than 1,100 weather systems to 100 countries around the world.
In 1971, a group of radar engineers from, mainly Ft. Rucker, formed the company, now known as EEC.
On Tuesday, several members of Malaysia’s National Weather Service were looking over a radar system.
In addition, the company sells advanced doppler systems to television stations across the U.S. Its mission statement is protecting people and assets.
“We love the fact, that what we are doing here, and we’re doing it here in Southeast Alabama, in the Wiregrass, in the U.S., and we’re building these radars and we’re sending them around the world,” Company C.E.O. Richard Stedronsky said. “And their truly protecting people from hurricanes, tornados, flash flood events, anything like that, or any severe weather event like that.”
For one Enterprise resident who has been with EEC for more than 40 years, Michael Knight told WDHN News, that knowing the company has saved lives and has improved life around the globe, has made a tremendous difference.
A large portion of the company’s 75 member workforce is military veterans. EEC is expected to remain a large player on the stage of weather forecasting in the future.