Hibbing, Minn. -- Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC will expand its electronics remanufacturing and manufacturing capabilities with a move to a larger facility in Hibbing, Minn., which is about 75 miles north of Duluth, Minn.
Detroit Reman will move from its existing leased property in Hibbing to a speculative industrial building located on the Range Regional Airport property. The new building offers 30,000 square feet of production space, and Detroit Reman plans to double that with an addition slated to open in 2015.
The Hibbing facility has experienced significant growth since its acquisition by Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing in 2007.
“Detroit Reman is more than a remanufacturer of heavy iron,” said Stefan Kurschner, current president of Detroit Reman. “Through the growth and evolution of the Hibbing plant over the past six years and because of the creativity and passion of its employees, Detroit Reman has become an expert in the manufacture and remanufacture of high-quality electronics products.”
The move to the new facility accommodates Detroit Reman’s planned expansion and growth in Hibbing, retains 100 existing jobs, and creates the potential for 30-50 new jobs within the next 3-5 years.
“The highly technical skills of our employees and our continuing cooperation with local agencies made the decision to expand on the Iron Range an easy one,” commented David Rhode, plant operations manager in Hibbing. “Today represents the next chapter in Detroit Reman’s long-term commitment to our employees and the region.”
Detroit Reman’s Hibbing facility remanufactures a complete line of electronic and mechatronic components under various brands, including the Detroit Genuine Parts brand for DTNA’s on-highway market.
The current product portfolio includes new and remanufactured engine controllers, transmission controllers, vehicle controllers, turbo actuators, EGR actuators, variable pressure output devices, intake throttle controllers, instrument clusters and audio amplifiers.
Detroit Reman offers contract manufacturing services for custom wiring harnesses, circuit board assemblies, UL-certifiable control panels, test systems, and relay boxes for a growing list of key contract customers. Detroit Reman also specializes in new electronic builds to support lifecycle management and control products’ end of life costs.