About Us

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Mission

To provide unsurpassed manufacturing services while striving to improve daily.

Vision

To grow revenue and make a fair profit by forming strong partnerships in electronics contract manufacturing and related services.

Values

  • —RiverSide exists to serve our Customers on whose success we depend.
  • —Our people are the most crucial element of our business. We will apply principles that ensure equal opportunity.  All Co-workers will demonstrate a level of dignity and respect thus stimulating communication, innovation and personal growth.
  • —In the best interest of our internal and external stakeholders, our Co-workers will exhibit strong work ethic and a high level of integrity.

Quality Policy

RiverSide Electronics, Ltd. is committed to a quality system that strives to meet or exceed Customer expectations and create high levels of Customer and Coworker satisfaction.  We exercise this commitment by:

  • Complying with established standards and Customer requirements
  • Maintaining and continually improving the effectiveness of our processes and services
  • Reviewing established Quality Objectives regularly to ensure that our quality system remains appropriate and effective

History

In 1984, three visionary engineers founded RiverSide Electronics and began contract manufacturing of electromechanical assemblies in a partner’s home. By 1985, RiverSide employed 60 people full-time. Its Winona, Minnesota, facilities were located near the Mississippi River – ergo, the “RiverSide” name. By 1988, having experienced substantial growth, RiverSide relocated equipment and over 200 employees to Lewiston, Minnesota, and was soon recognized by Business Week magazine as one of the 25 fastest growing high tech companies in the United States. In 1989, a second manufacturing facility opened in Rushford, Minnesota. Today, RiverSide Electronics is a financially strong, technologically capable company that employs more than 300 people.

Corporate Social Responsibility

RiverSide’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is demonstrated in the following areas: Employee Wellness;  Community Involvement; Philanthropy and  Ethical Labor Practices.

Employee Wellness:

RiverSide Electronics’ Health and Wellness Program creates, facilitates and implements Health and Wellness events for all RiverSide employees to create a healthy work environment. RiverSide Electronics’ Health and Wellness Vision Statement is:

      RiverSide Electronics’ Wellness Warriors are dedicated to providing all coworkers and their families’ education & activities to support positive attitudes, improved well-being and personal growth. This will be achieved by utilizing the 7 Aspects of Wellness, leadership investment, open communication and continuous commitment.

7 Aspects of Employee Wellness:

RiverSide Electronics’ Health and Wellness Program strives to create programs and events in all 7 Aspects of Wellness: Physical, Social, Occupational, Intellectual, Spiritual, Environmental, and Emotional. The 7 aspects of wellness are utilized in various wellness programs, such as, biggest loser contests, pedometer contests, photography contests, monthly social outings, and educational presentations, luncheons and fundraisers.

Community Involvement:

RiverSide’s Health and Wellness Program encourages community involvement for employees’ improved well-being and personal growth. We have networked with local community members to deliver health and wellness presentations by welcoming local dieticians, financial experts, and university students and professors to speak on topics related to Financial Wellness, Smoking Cessation, Maintaining a Healthy Weight, and Top 10 Items to have in Every Kitchen to name a few.

RiverSide’s Health and Wellness Program hosts community blood drives with strong employee and community participation. Employees annually participate in Live Well Winona Community Challenge, which is a week-long event for community businesses to participate in different activities and sports to test teamwork, skills and have fun! Some of the activities and sports consisted of a mud run, golf tournament, basketball shootout, euchre tournament, trivia challenge, and charades contest.

Philanthropy:

RiverSide has facilitated fundraisers for 12 local and national non-profit organizations including the following organizations: Alzheimer’s Association, Semcac, Winona Volunteer Services, American Heart Association, St. Jude’s, Lewiston Nature Preserve Project, Wounded Warrior Project, Lewiston-Altura High School FFA Club, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Winona County Ready Set School Program, American Cancer Society, and The Movember Foundation.

Ethical Labor Practices:

Child labor is prohibited per our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Corporate Policy on Resource Conservation and Renewable Energy:

RiverSide Electronics recognizes that its duty as a good corporate citizen requires conservative and responsible use of our natural resources as well as ethical disposal of our wastes. In respect of this duty, RiverSide will strive to:

  • Source energy from renewable resources where economically viable
  • Reduce demand for natural resources year over year
  • Reuse materials where a net carbon reduction can be achieved
  • Recycle all materials for which there is a viable market
  • Dispose of wastes in a manner that complies with Federal, State and Local laws and ordinances

RiverSide Electronics Conflict Minerals Policy

RiverSide Electronics relies on our Customers Designated Design Authority, in control of the “Qualified Manufacturer’s List” or ”Approved Manufacturers List” associated with the Bill of Materials, to provide a defined source of material(s) from socially responsible manufacturers who comply with the Dodd-Frank regulation. The Designated Design Authority for the customer shall provide to the customer all the necessary declarations in support of their design.

For RiverSide Electronics sourced manufacturers, we require the following;

  • The manufacturer/supplier shall perform due diligence and country of origin inquiries to provide certification that these components and supplies either do not contain DRC Conflict Minerals or are “DRC Conflict Undeterminable”.
  • Suppliers must pass this requirement on to their supply chain as necessary to perform due diligence and determine country of origin for the conflict minerals.
  • Manufacturers who are non-compliant to these requirements shall be restricted from future business.

RiverSide Electronics does provide customers a certificate of due diligence for RiverSide sourced manufacturers. Download an electronic copy of RiverSide’s EICC Conflict Minerals template for CFSI (Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative) reporting in the electronics industry.