More space to keep commerce moving

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:28

MILFORD - Altec Lansing dedicated their new 80,000 square foot Milford warehouse Thursday afternoon. The Milford unit, established in 1986, is the electronics manufacturer’s consumer products development center for home and car speaker systems. About 70 Altec Lansing employees were on hand for afternoon ceremony. CEO Bob Gaithwaite asked seven senior employees, all with 30 years service, to join him in the actual ribbon cutting. Altec Lansing’s started over 75 years ago has been an everchanging progression keeping up with the demands of their customers. Their “Voice of The Theatre” speakers were used when silent movies became “talkies,” said Gaithwaite. “Today we are focused on MP3 speakers for the iPod and speaker systems for home computers. People are listening to a lot of music on their computers and we are here to give them quality sound,” noted Gaithwaite. He went on to say, “I have my daughter store the music on my iPod,” he said with a chuckle. Altec Lansing employs between 120 and 150 people at their Milford facility and about 1,500 worldwide. Their products are manufactured in Dongguan, China and then shipped to distribution centers in the U.S. The new warehouse replaces one destroyed in a fire three years ago.