New design center latest story in saga of starting small, dreaming big

Tim Warwick, director of innovation for Byrne Electrical Specialists, shows off one of the products that is the result of employee innovation and idea brainstorming. He said developing new products is part of the company’s strengths. Byrne launches six to seven brand-new products each year and currently holds 140 patents.

by BETH ALTENA Byrne Electrical Specialists began in 1970 in the home basement of Norm and Rosemary Byrne, and now, with Byrne Tool and Die, is a venerable business employing 250 people in addition to staff at Wee Folk, a child daycare center started for convenience of employees. On January 16, the family company celebrated […]

Local company Christmas party focuses on giving back

Event looks to ‘shake off the Grinch,’ donate Toys for Tots Byrne Electrical Specialists Inc, a local manufacturer privately owned and operated for 40 years by Norman and Rosemary Byrne, has decided to “shake off the Grinch” this holiday season with its bi-annual Christmas party to be held Saturday, Dec. 5, in downtown Grand Rapids. […]