CALUMET – Calumet Electronics has its 290 employees working around the clock to produce printed circuit boards for breaching ventilators used to treat patients with COVID-19, better known as Coronavirus.
The Upper Peninsula company typically produces more than 500,000 printed circuit boards every year for the American medical device industry. Now output is ramping up for meet huge supply demands from the healthcare industry.
“Just yesterday, a company who produces breathing machine equipment, placed a large order with us for ventilators needed at the front lines COVID-19 battle,” said Todd Brassard, VP and Chief Operating Officer. “We will prioritize and deliver these types of orders ASAP. Our committed employees, technologies and 50 years of experience, positions Calumet to deliver reliable parts that will work without fail in these ventilators.”
Global COVID-19 repercussions are slowing offshore delivery of orders which is increasing the urgent demand for domestic production. There are less than 100 domestic PCB manufactures and only a handful with the experience and quality standards to produce PCBs for components that save and sustain lives. Calumet Electronics has been delivering extraordinary quality for decades and is ready for the challenge.
“We could not be prouder of our employees who are stepping up to the challenge,” Brassard said. “While everything about COVID-19 is new and shocking to everyone, the Calumet team is staying focused on what they do best and taking all this on with an incredible amount of determination.”
To protect them in their critical manufacturing positions, Calumet Electronics is proactively following the recommendations of state and federal officials with restricted travel, restricted access, health monitoring, social distancing, and aggressive clean and disinfect regimens.
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