For Immediate Release 1.14.15
Committed to American manufacturing since 1968
CALUMET, Michigan (January 14, 2015) – In 1968, Calumet Electronics Corporation was founded with the primary purpose of creating local, family-sustaining jobs, when local copper mining began closing and unemployment skyrocketed. Since then, the company has grown into a leading manufacturer of high-performance printed circuit boards (PCBs). Although Calumet products are found all over the world, 100% of them are proudly manufactured in Michigan.
Calumet designs, builds and delivers high performance PCBs with high-demand life cycle and survivability. Its customers design and manufacture systems for industrial controls, energy, life support, medical devices, avionics, aerospace and defense. In an industry that has largely moved to China or other low-cost regions of the world, Calumet Electronics remains a major domestic competitor in its field.
The company has managed to thrive despite economic downturns, by acting on growth opportunities and putting faith in American talent. “Every product we sell we manufacture right here in Calumet, Michigan, so we are a bit of a contrarian in the industry,” explains President and CEO Stephen Vairo. “We made a conscious choice not to partner overseas, that’s brokering, and have instead remained committed to North America, our community, and the people who work here.”
Calumet’s passion for excellence and commitment to jobs has paid off. The company brings extraordinary value to customer relationships, providing attentive service and low defect-per-million levels that far exceed overseas competitors. “‘Made in the USA’ speaks volumes to those who demand reliability and have had bad experiences off-shore,” said Mike Kadlec, Vice President of Business Development. “We’ve been an American-based company for more than 46 years and our goal is to remain just that.”
Kadlec has hit the ground running with his first priority — to build a national sales force to open relationships in target markets. His efforts have already resulted in partnerships with business developers covering more than 60 percent of the U.S. geography.
“Calumet Electronics is industry’s best-kept secret,” Kadlec said. “For the first time in my career, I’m not selling a product. I’m selling the story of an amazing company that is committed to quality, technology and American jobs.”
For information about Calumet Electronics Corporation, visit calumetelectronics.com.