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LANSING — Eckhart, Inc. has acquired Logic Plus, a electrical controls and automation company based in Northern Michigan.

Eckhart designs and manufactures advanced manufacturing solutions for the world’s largest industrial companies. Eckhart’s suite of solutions includes Autocraft autonomous guided vehicles, automated assembly systems, robotics, 3-D printing, contract line design and simulation, and specialized ergonomic assembly line tools and equipment. Eckhart has been a portfolio company of Nashville-based LFM Capital since 2015. Logic Plus is Eckhart’s third acquisition.

Logic Plus, founded by Jody Zolman in 1987, specializes in custom electrical controls design and integration for a variety of end markets, including consumer packaged goods, food, medical, pharmaceutical, and waste water treatment. Logic Plus is a UL certified electrical panel builder that delivers the highest quality electrical panels available in North America. With over 200 customers across all major industrial regions of the world, Logic Plus has the experience and technical depth to solve the most difficult electrical controls related problems.

“For over 30 years, we’ve committed ourselves to delivering the highest quality products and services to our customers," Zolman said. "No matter the challenge, our team embraces science and technology to deliver real value to our customers. From artificial intelligence, to autonomous vehicles, to smart factories and more, our team of technical experts is committed to creating safer factories that produce better quality at higher levels of productivity."

"I was seeking business partners committed to being good stewards of the business that I founded on my family farm in the spare bedroom of my home. I chose to partner with LFM Capital and the Eckhart team because of their commitment to grow and expand our business in Northern Michigan and their genuine interest in the long-term success of all employees.”

“This acquisition enables Eckhart to rapidly accelerate the deployment of Industry 4.0 technologies that are shaping the smart factories of the future," said Eckhart President and CEO Andy Storm. "Logic Plus brings diverse customers and industries poised for long term growth around the world. With over three decades of experience serving the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and waste water treatment industry, Logic Plus enhances our ability to scale and grow our controls, robotics, and automation-based suite of solutions in non-cyclical markets projected to expand steadily over the next quarter century.”