OMCO Announces Its Latest Plant Expansion and Equipment Upgrade
OMCO has announced plans to begin a major plant expansion and upgrade project at its facility in Pierceton, Indiana.
OMCO (Wickliffe, OH), the largest manufacturer of custom roll formed parts in the United States, has announced plans to begin a major plant expansion and upgrade project at its facility in Pierceton, Indiana. This project is expected to cost approximately $6.7 million and is slated to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2015.
The project will add 42,000 sq ft of manufacturing space to the plant’s current 85,000 total sq ft. Along with a substantial increase in manufacturing space, OMCO will add additional roll forming lines as well as redesign critical aspects of its existing lines to improve manufacturing flexibility, lead times, and overall production efficiency. Together, these changes are expected to increase the plant’s throughput capability by over 50 percent.
According to the company’s president and chief executive officer, Gary Schuster, “This expansion and upgrade project involving our Pierceton, Indiana facility is going to allow OMCO to aggressively pursue new business opportunities where heavy-duty roll forming mills are required. It will also provide the local area with a number of new manufacturing jobs.”
Once the expansion is completed, the workforce at the Pierceton facility is expected to increase by approximately 40 employees. OMCO also expects that all construction work will be performed by local contractors, providing an additional boost to the local economy.