Edgewater Automation was founded with the belief that creativity and quality could be combined to help others succeed with automation. Edgewater Automation President, Rick Blake, set out to establish a company that would provide quality assembly and test equipment to meet the growing needs of the industry while also meeting the specific needs of his employees.
In 2001, with the inception of Edgewater Automation, Blake’s goal came to fruition.
With help from the Mandersgroup, the State of Michigan, and the local government, Edgewater Automation began its operation in St. Joseph, MI.
Edgewater Automation has grown: Originally moving in to their 10,000 square feet facility in 2001, expanding to 24,000 square feet in 2004, and is currently settling in to their recent 15,000 square feet expansion making it a total of 39,000 square feet.
Although Edgewater Automation primarily specializes in designing and building custom automation for the automotive, robotic, electronic, stored power, and military industries, Edgewater Automation president, Blake, comments “We are expanding our capabilities in the pharmaceutical, medical, and solar markets; therefore, we need more production space to facilitate our new business.”
At a time when the economy was bleak and it was difficult for a small company to compete with large corporations, Edgewater Automation persevered and successfully contributed custom automation for a wide-range of industries.