To keep up with demand for remanufactured components from the trucking industry, Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing LLC is planning to expand and relocate its remanufacturing facility in Hibbing, MN, to a proposed industrial building located on the nearby Range Regional Airport property.
Stefan Kurschner, Detroit Reman’s current president, noted that Hibbing facility – which emoploys 100 workers – has experienced significant growth since Detroit Reman bought the plant back in 2007. In total, Detroit Reman employs approximately 1,400 people at six remanufacturing facilities located in the U.S. and Mexico, he added.
In terms of its relocation – expected to be completed by 2015 – Kurschner said plans to add 30,000 sq. ft. to the 30,000 sq. ft. airport location to provide the space necessary to support the electronic manufacturing and remanufacturing activities well into the future; creating the potential for 30 to 50 new jobs within the next 3 to 5 years, he stressed.
The Hibbing facility offers contract manufacturing services for custom wiring harnesses, circuit board assemblies, UL-certifiable control panels, test systems, and relay boxes, as well as new electronic builds to support lifecycle management and help control end of life product costs.
The plant remanufactures a complete line of electronic and mechatronic components under various brands for DTNA’s on-highway market – a portfolio that 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.
In addition to the heavy duty equipment, truck, and passenger car markets, Detroit Reman also services agriculture, transit and rail applications.
Kurschner also announced that Sanjiv Khurana will be taking over as Detroit Reman’s president, as well assume overall responsibility of DTNA's remanufacturing activities. After four years as Detroit Reman’s president, Kurschner will transition to a new role as president and CEO of Daimler Vehiculos Comerciales Mexico on September 1.