Monroe LLC began in 1971, when General Motors needed a pointer supplier and encouraged Howard Schuitema to begin a business for this purpose.
Monroe moved to current facility.
Monroe establishes plant in Shanghai, China.
Monroe leads development of shaftless motor pointers in North America.
Monroe LLC is purchased by the Huizenga Group.
Monroe begins to ship Hi-Volume chrome plated pointers.
Monroe begins shipments of lighted information display to appliance manufacturer.
Started hands free assembly and packaging.
Began the use of LEDs as an option for light source.
Introduced vision systems to all assembly machines to assure aesthetic and assembly standards.
Established sales representation for European market, stationed in England.
Added CAD to design capabilities.
Moved Engineering, Tool Design, Mold Build and Assembly equipment manufacturing to new facilities.
Added to decorating capabilities screen-printing and pad painting.
Began mold production using CAM equipment.
Enlarged plant to accommodate molding, decorating, engineering and assembly needs.
Introduced internally lit pointers i.e. light pipes.
Began automatic counter weight insertion during molding process.
Introduced the concept of plastic pointers, molded in color.
Tooled up and began production of stamped metal pointers for General Motors.