Keweenaw Report reached out to Calumet Electronics’ Todd Brassard to discuss the company’s headquarters expansion and what that will mean for hiring in the area.
KR: How long have the expansion plans been in the works?
Todd Brassard: Since 2000 the electronics industry in the United States has been shrinking manufacturing, moving it offshore to Asia. To continue operating as a viable manufacturer between 2000 and 2018, Calumet Electronics remained financially careful and conservative, continually reinvested in the company, and executed a meaningful strategy to transition from commodity-based to next-gen technologies and product types.
We’ve had plans for expansion for a decade, but we were waiting for the right time to execute the expansion activities that are currently underway. A time when the market was strong and our company highly competitive.