tLHP Software, a Columbus, Ind.-based engineering services company, is expanding its representation in Troy by opening a technical and training center in Specialized Vehicles Inc.’s facility at 2468 Industrial Row.
t“The current location that we have in Troy is primarily office space for (sales and personnel),” says David Glass, CEO of LHP. “In this other facility, we will have training rooms and test cells. It gives us some flexibility to bring in engines and do instruction and development with students and possibly some other projects with our clients as well.”
tGlass says the company — which was founded in 2001 and has 250 employees — will utilize the facility for prototype engine building, controls integration, calibration services, and other engine development and testing.
t“One of the things that we’re pretty excited about is that we will offer training for new college grads,” Glass says. “We’ve been doing the (fundamentals of control systems) course with a diesel engine in Columbus, so we’re adding a gasoline engine course for the Detroit market.”
tThe company anticipates it will hire 20 additional employees in metro Detroit this year, doubling its employment in Troy, says Rob Stawarz, business development manager.
t“We’re pleased with our progress over the last two years, but we’re just getting started,” Stawarz says. “Our primary expertise is embedded controls for the automotive industry, so investing in this region will continue to be a focus for us. It’s a natural fit.”