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Columbia Tech Plans Multi-Shift Hiring To Support Its Expansion-Growth In Westborough, Massachusetts

Area Development Online News Desk (01/30/2014)
Columbia Tech, the product development, manufacturing service and global fulfillment subsidiary of Coghlin Companies Inc., plans to hire up to 40 associates in areas of planning, assembly and engineering to support its growth and facilities expansion in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Columbia Tech moved its headquarters from Worcester to Otis Street in Westborough. Its expanded location provides more than 125,000 square feet of manufacturing, engineering and warehousing space. The firm also relocated and expanded its Printed Circuit Board operation to Westborough, making significant upgrades in equipment, provisioning an additional line of automated equipment to accommodate future growth thus ensuring exceptional quality and rapid delivery.

"Many years ago, we realized that operating an 'in-house' Printed Circuit Board operation provided us a demonstrated market advantage. It allows us to eliminate margin stack, manage long lead parts, reduce overall product lead-times and control all testing and debugging requirements at the highest level while maintaining single line quality and delivery accountability," stated Chris Coghlin, President and CEO of Coghlin Companies. "We make these investments to benefit our customers so we have increased resources to solve their manufacturing challenges as we strengthen our position as the global leader of Concept to Commercialization product development and manufacturing services."

"Columbia Tech's expansion reflects the increase in market demand for capital equipment OEM's seeking third party time to market resources to assist in bringing new product innovation to market quicker and more cost effectively than ever before. Columbia Tech has established a sterling reputation around its Time to Market at WARP SPEED mission," explained Gerry Burns, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Columbia Tech. "With the market responding so positively to our advanced model, we are bringing on a larger team to accommodate current and future growth and intimate customer support. We never want our customers to miss a market opportunity and we have positioned the company accordingly."

The company said it plans a multi-shift hiring opportunity “as a result of Columbia Tech's continued growth with existing clients, as well as the addition of several customer contracts recently awarded to the company by various global emerging innovation leaders.”

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