Lytx will begin producing its video event recorders in Logansport, Indiana, in March in a shift from the company's prior operations on mainland China, the company announced.
The move brings 70 jobs and a $50 million investment to the area.
Lytx will begin full production in the spring, but will start work at the facility in October, when it will commence validation manufacturing and fine-tune processes. Lytx is contracting manufacturing to Cal-Comp USA, whose Indiana plant produces products for the aerospace, defense, and medical device industries.
"Bringing these jobs to the U.S. makes business sense for Lytx in a number of ways," said Jim McDaniel, Lytx’s senior director of 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."
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet