For Immediate Release 2.9.2015
Calumet Electronics remains committed to creating local jobs amidst rampant offshoring
CALUMET, Michigan (February 9, 2015) – For nearly 50 years, Calumet Electronics Corporation has maintained a strong presence in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. As the community’s second-largest employer, Calumet has positively impacted the local economy through its commitment to local hiring, purchasing and civic involvement. Calumet and its 180 employees are dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life in northern Michigan.
In a time of rampant offshoring, Calumet is one of the few PCB manufacturers in the U.S. that maintains an allegiance to its community and to creating American jobs. Although 100% of Calumet’s manufacturing and fabrication is performed in Calumet, Michigan, its customers are based outside the region. Calumet’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Todd Brassard explained, “All of our revenue is from outside the area, and that money flows into the local community in the form of family-sustaining wages. In turn, employees spend that money locally.” Each year Calumet spends millions regionally in employee wages, contractor work, manufacturing, and research and development.
Calumet Electronics also proudly purchases equipment, supplies and services from local vendors such as Northern Heating and Plumbing, Inc., Great Lakes Sound & Vibration, Erico Electric Inc., Wilmers Heating & Cooling Services, Universal Metal Works Co., Calumet Machine, and REL Inc. “If we need something, we just call one of our many dependable local vendors. They know us and we know them, which makes getting things done a lot easier,” said Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Elden Hendrickson, Jr.
“Community” is more than a buzz word at Calumet Electronics – it’s a part of the corporate culture. From sponsoring local sporting and music activities to volunteering at community events, the support of Calumet and its employees extends far beyond simple charitable contributions. For nearly five decades Calumet has demonstrated pride, loyalty and unyielding support for the community and the people who live and work here.
For information about Calumet Electronics Corporation, visit calumetelectronics.com.