WATERLOO, ON — For the third time in 16 years, Grote Electronics, a division of Grote Industries, has moved to a larger facility.
Grote Electronics officially dedicated its new 40,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility yesterday. They opened their first plant in 1991.
The new facility is where Grote’s light emitting diode (LED) circuit boards and electronic-based specialty products are assembled and their engineers are housed.
The division’s growth, Grote Industries President and Chief Operating Officer Eric Morris explained, is due to the vision of Grote Industries Chairman and CEO Bill Grote, who anticipated the future of LED technology in the late 1980s.
“Bill Grote accurately predicted how LEDs, which are more energy efficient, last longer, and could better withstand vibration, would improve safety, worker productivity, and simply save money on the bottom line,” Morris said.
Using surface mount and through-hole assembly technology, the new facility manufactures LED circuit board products for military, passenger-car and heavy-duty trucking applications.