2007 Excellence Award Winner

REL Machine | Calumet, MI


REL Machine, located in Calumet, Michigan, began operations in the 1990’s as a 3-employee machining job shop for local customers.  However, the company had wider visions of growth and, in 2000, began to transform itself into a high tech research and development company.  In 2003, REL expanded its research and development activities which required it to integrate machining, automation and new product development under one roof, and to design and build its own research and development equipment.  The company built a new 9,600 sq. ft. production facility that has since been expanded to 14,000 sq. ft., and increased employment to 25 employees.  From 2000 to the present, revenues have increased from $315,000 to $1.5 million.