Lighthouse Molding, a small electronics manufacturer based in Sterling Heights, has become one of the first entrants to Automation Alley's 7Cs program.
The 10-year-old company plans to leverage the program's resources in advanced manufacturing to grow its business in the automotive market.
"The potential for new electronics in automotive has grown," says Scott Lowes, president & CEO of Lighthouse Molding
. "We have always done electronics assemblies in consumer applications. In automotive, the electronics have gotten much more complex."
And necessary as the automobiles become more digitally oriented. Lighthouse Molding specializes in low-pressure overmolding to encapsulate and protect electronic assemblies. It has hired two people and is looking to add another three to its staff of eight employees.
The Automation Alley
7Cs program is focused on helping local companies integrate more advanced manufacturing methods to their business model. The idea is to help them accelerate their growth and create more jobs.
"It puts emphasis on the advanced manufacturing aspects of electronics," Dalton says. "They are also helping us become a better-managed company."
Source: Scott Lowes, president & CEO of Lighthouse Molding
Writer: Jon Zemke
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