Laird Technologies Focuses on Expanding for 2016

WARREN, Ohio – After relocating to Warren in 2014, Laird Technologies has plans to continue expanding its footprint and becoming a regional center for the United Kingdom-based company. The Warren division manufactures and distributes remote controls and wireless communication devices.

With its business growing since moving to the former Delphi Corp. building, several new employees have been hired, including in the business development, hardware and software engineering, and marketing departments.

“One key to our success this past year is our employees. We have 165 employees that make the business what it is – successful,” said Alex Reed, social media and communications manager for Laird.

The site of Laird, 655 N. River Road NW, will also play an important role in the division’s growth, he added. The building has space to expand offices and, with some structural changes, can accommodate more manufacturing and distribution operations.

“In 2016 and beyond, Laird sees positive growth in global markets mixed with some economic factor-based opportunities in the US-based industries,” Reed said, noting that the impact of foreign oil and metals will pose challenges for the company. “If I was to point to one thing that makes us hopeful for 2016, I would say commitment.

Employees contributed to several charity groups in the area, including Bikes for Kids, which presented dozens of bikes to children in Warren at the company’s annual manager’s meeting.

“It’s critically important to us to give back to a community that supports us,” Reed added. “[We’re] a leading global organization that prides itself on solutions that protect and connect people and machines, but also an organization that cares deeply about its communities, its people, and the future. 

For the coming year, Reed said that the commitment demonstrated by all employees in the past would be the lynchpin to a successful 2016.

“[It’s] our team’s commitment to the customers who consider us their trusted partner; to the industries that challenge us to do better,” Reed said, “To the solutions we continue to improve; and to each other and the organization that pushes us to be the best version of a team that we can be.”

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