Safety lighting maker doubles plant
A maker of safety lighting products is doubling its plant in the region to support its current and projected growth.
SoundOff Signal in Hudsonville, which makes LED lighting and electronic warning products, said today that it will break ground June 12 on a 27,000-square-foot addition to its facility, at 3900 Central Pkwy.
The project is expected to be completed by late October 2015.
The company said the expansion may require additional exempt and non-exempt personnel to be hired.
Keith McRobert, director of Marketing at SoundOff Signal, said the expansion was prompted by the company’s growth.
“We continue to grow, and we basically ran out of manufacturing capacity,” McRobert said. “And it is really going to be used for manufacturing purposes.”
SoundOff Signal recently acquired the property adjacent to its headquarters, and the addition will double its manufacturing footprint, according to Mark Litke, president and CEO, SoundOff Signal.
Litke added that the expansion will enable SoundOff Signal to “more effectively meet the market demand” for the “continuous stream” of products it’s introduced over the past several years.
“The additional space will allow the company to continue on its unprecedented pace of 23 years of consecutive growth,” Litke said.
SoundOff Signal, founded in 1990, supplies safety lighting products to roughly 40 countries and several target markets: police, school bus makers and heavy duty road equipment.
The employee-owned company employs more than 200 people and through its Smart Design program has introduced innovations to the marketplace, including LED warning lights for American school buses.