NAI Brings Manufacturing Back to U.S. with New Plant in Michigan
NAI’s return of manufacturing to the U.S. was reportedly prompted by customer requests to provide support from a U.S. location for certain products and projects.
NAI recently announced that it plans to open its newest factory in Gaylord, Mich. NAI moved its manufacturing operations out of the U.S. in 2009 during the telecom market collapse. The company’s return of manufacturing to the U.S. was reportedly prompted by customer requests to provide support from a U.S. location for certain products and projects.
“Our Solutions Center in Troy, Michigan, as well as our facilities in Hermosillo, Mexico, Suzhou, China and Nogales, Arizona, will provide engineering, manufacturing and logistics support to the Gaylord plant, optimizing our assets and leveraging our synergies,” said Jon Jensen, president and CEO. “We are excited to become part of the Gaylord community.”
The new 25,000-sq-ft Gaylord manufacturing facility will begin production in June 2018. NAI plans to hire approximately 40 new employees in 2018 and reach a total of 125 in 2019. The new plant will produce various interconnect assembly solutions, eventually including electro-mechanical assemblies such as box and panel builds. Capabilities will include injection molding (with nine large presses initially, ranging from 50 to 500 tons), sterilization and the assembly of finished goods. The Gaylord facility will serve all three NAI customer segments: medical, industrial technology, and telecom.
For more information, visit www.nai-group.com.