Continued growth has prompted Linear Michigan to consolidate its manufacturing operations into a new, single site.
Linear is a supplier of wireless residential security systems, access control, intercoms, garage door operators, gate operators, short- and long-range radio remote controls, and medical/emergency reporting systems, among other products.
A Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce member, Linear Michigan invited Chamber representatives to be on hand as it officially recognized the opening of the larger manufacturing facility at 2547 Three Mile Road.
After functioning in four nearby buildings since 1975, the consolidation nearly doubles Linear’s service, manufacturing and warehouse capacity from 47,000 square feet to 88,500 square feet.
“We simply outgrew our old sites,” said Paul Stevens, general manager. “The addition of assembling products for Linear’s security product brands IEI and Aigis, as well as our existing gate operators and commercial garage door operators, made this move essential.”
Linear Michigan not only grew its footprint, it also added head count, growing from 47 to 61 full-time employees.
“Having everyone – and everything – in one place not only optimizes our operation here, but it makes for a better environment for our expanded workforce,” said Dan Stottlemyre, vice chairman of the Linear Group.