IN: Lytx to Invest $50M, Move Mfg Ops to U.S. from China, Hire 70
19 Sep, 2017
Lytx has decided to move the manufacturing of its award-winning video event recorders from mainland China to Logansport, Indiana. The move will bring 70 new jobs and $50 million in investment to Indiana. Manufacturing will be done at Cal-Comp USA’s Logansport plant, which has clean-room manufacturing for a diverse set of industries, from aerospace and defense to medical devices.
Lytx will commence validation manufacturing of its event recorders in October to fine-tune processes, and full production will be ramped by March 2018.
“Bringing these jobs to the U.S. makes business sense for Lytx in a number of ways,” said Jim McDaniel, Lytx’s senior director, operations and supply chain. “With this move, we’re actually able to reduce our costs by limiting import tariffs and avoiding overseas transport costs, while still paying above market wages to Logansport factory workers. Indiana is also home to many of our clients and lies within the heart of commercial transportation.”
“Our entire Cal-Comp team has worked extremely hard to win this opportunity for our Indiana facility and we look forward to a long partnership with Lytx,” said Ron Rehberger, Cal-Comp USA’s corporate vice president and chief operating officer in North America. “Lytx’s event recorders are the essence of sophisticated technology and our staff in Logansport has a solid track record of producing high reliability products making this a perfect fit between our organizations.”
The company’s flagship product, Lytx DriveCam® sets the standard for driver safety in the industries it serves, and its RAIR® Compliance Services help DOT-regulated fleets comply with safety regulations, complementing the DriveCam® Program. Lytx ActiveVision® service helps fleets detect and address distracted and drowsy driving, both in real-time and over time. Lytx is privately held and headquartered in San Diego.