Calumet Electronics Opens new advanced technology center
Center will increase capacity, lower lead times and create more local jobs
Houghton, MI (July 31, 2017) — Calumet Electronics further positions itself as an industry leader in printed circuit board engineering with the opening of a new off-site advanced technology center. The center will allow the company to expand its Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) capabilities, lower lead times, increase CAM throughput, and provide access to the diverse talent pool residing in Houghton and Hancock. The off-site location was built to serve multiple industries, including the aerospace, medical, power, defense, and industrial control markets, and is able to accommodate classified projects by companies and agencies that require rigid security protocols.
The new facility is located next to Michigan Technological University, a leading research institution that produces future world-class engineers. Calumet Electronics will collaborate with the university to attract talent and formalize co-op programs that will educate the students about the PCB industry.
Michigan Technological University alumni Michael Van Rite will serve as the center’s program manager and operations engineer. Van Rite said, “We are a team leading the research activities for the development of advanced technologies, which further secures Calumet’s position among top PCB manufacturers. The new technology center will also have a positive impact on our business and our community.”