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Lytx moves manufacturing of video event recorders to Indiana

Cabin of Semi-TruckLytx announced that it is moving the manufacturing of its video event recorders from mainland China to Logansport, Ind., bringing 70 new jobs and $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.”

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.