OMCO, manufacturer of custom roll-formed parts, plans to begin a major plant expansion and upgrade project at its facility in Pierceton IN. 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 square feet of manufacturing space to the plant’s current 85,000 total square feet. Along with a substantial increase in manufacturing space, OMCO will add roll-forming lines and redesign critical aspects of its existing lines to improve manufacturing flexibility, lead times, and overall production efficiency. These changes are expected to raise the plant’s throughput capability by more than 50%.

Gary Schuster, OMCO’s president and chief executive officer, said, “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 expansion is completed, the workforce at the Pierceton facility is expected to increase by about 40 employees.

OMCO also expects that all construction work will be performed by local contractors, providing an additional boost to the local economy. ♦