Lytx Moves Manufacturing of Award-Winning Event Recorders to U.S. from China
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2017 : Lytx, the global leader in video services for commercial and government fleets, today announced that it is moving the manufacturing of its award-winning video event recorders from mainland China to Logansport, Indiana. The move brings 70 new jobs and USD 50 million in investment to America's heartland.Lytx will commence validation manufacturing of its event recorders in October to fine-tune processes, and full production will be ramped by March 2018. The manufacturing is being contracted to Cal-Comp USA whose Logansport plant manufactures for a diverse set of industries, from aerospace and defense to medical devices.
"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."