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Topre America Plans Additional Expansion at Springfield, Ohio, Campus

03/19/2018
Japan-based Topre America will add an additional 138,000 square foot stamping facility to its existing 177,000 square foot facility currently under construction in Springfield, Ohio.

According to company officials, “Topre has been advancing metal press forming technology. Utilizing unique die design technology, we have been developing a multitude of high quality automobile parts. In recent years, we are cultivating lighter weight, reinforced automobile parts for the purpose of supporting achievement of CO2 emissions-reduction target while securing automobile safety.”

Chamber of Greater Springfield officials noted, the move will bring an additional 204 assembly, stamping, light manufacturing, and research and development jobs to Springfield, along with a $73M in investment in a new facility. The project is in response to its growing customer base and is contingent upon the approval of state and local incentives.

“This investment in Springfield expands our plans that were announced for Springfield in 2017. As hoped, our plans to expand to Springfield have resulted in increased production requests from our customers,” said Brad Pepper Vice President of Topre America.

“The Springfield community continues to support our growth and has proven to be an ideal location for our company. It’s simply a community that wants our investment and works with our leadership to make it happen,” he added. “It is incredible to think about what Topre has done in our community in just 1 ½ years from our first meeting,” said Horton Hobbs IV, Vice President of Economic Development for the Chamber/CIC. “This Project is bigger than their first two and now we are eyeing approximately $130 Million of total investment and nearly 300 jobs! This is a game changer.”

“We are excited that Topre continues to see the opportunity the Greater Springfield Community offers from quality of life, available workforce and ability to help them grow,” said Mike McDorman, President & CEO of the Chamber of Greater Springfield. “This is a great company with proven success that is helping improve our great community. And, perhaps most important, they continue to bring to life an industrial area that had not seen meaningful new investment in decades. It is another great shot in the arm for Greater Springfield!”

“This expansion would represent an incredible opportunity for Clark County, for the Dayton Region, and for the State of Ohio,” said Dayton Development Coalition President & CEO Jeff Hoagland. “As a regional affiliate of JobsOhio, and as a champion for continued growth in the region, the Dayton Development Coalition understands the impact over 200 new jobs would have on Clark County. We will continue to work with our partners in Springfield and JobsOhio to move this project forward.”

“This expansion is the type of growth that carries forward all of Springfield’s core principles: common-sense development for a diverse workforce that serves today’s community as well as those of future generations,” said Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland. "We couldn't be more pleased or enthusiastic."

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