Calumet Electronics’ engineering teams double in size to meet increasing demand
Michigan Tech University provides a pipeline of world-class engineering talent
HOUGHTON, MI (August 22, 2017) — Calumet Electronics Company (CEC) is investing in new people, software and processes to increase production fifteen percent by the end of 2017. In addition to thirteen new full-time engineers, the company has upgraded its CAM software, increased production shifts and optimized CAM processes. The ultimate goal is to double its current throughput to meet the increasing demand from industries such as aerospace, defense and medical device.
CEC just nearly doubled the size of its Quality, Process and CAM engineering teams. Expanding these teams will increase efficiency as production increases. It will also ensure that the PCBs continue to meet customers’ exacting standards and adhere to NADCAP standards.
Leading the overall expansion is Calumet’s VP of Operations, Todd Brossard. He credits CEC’s ability to quickly fill these specialized positions in part to its proximity to Michigan Technological University. “As neighbors to a world-class engineering university, Michigan Tech immediately provides us with engineering talent when needed. CEC also provides an opportunity to these students and alumni who want to continue living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”
Calumet Electronics will continue to formalize a partnership with Michigan Technological University to establish a co-op program and provide undergraduate students with paid training and part-time work on research and CAD projects.
In addition to adding talent, Calumet recently invested in a second office location near Michigan Tech’s campus and opened an advanced technology center to further expand its CAM capabilities and, in turn, increase throughput. It will serve multiple industries, including the aerospace, medical, power, defense, and industrial control markets. The center is able to accommodate classified projects for companies and agencies that require rigid security protocols.