Proform Industries Plans $1.2 Million Investment To Expand Its Columbus, Ohio Production Center
Area Development Online News Desk (05/20/2013)
Proform Industries, Ltd. a manufacturer and supplier of fuel tanks, air tanks, battery boxes and related assemblies to the commercial vehicle industry, will invest $1.2 million to expand its Columbus, Ohio manufacturing plant, with plans to add 120 jobs.
The expansion will include renovation of the existing facility, leasehold improvements and machinery purchases and will more than triple the company’s current 58 member workforce.
“Increasing customer demand is driving the expansion,” said Jeremy Haynes, plant manager. “The Columbus Region has been important to our success and growth since we built our first facility there 12 years ago. We are excited to continue to grow and be a part of that community.”
“The Columbus Region has long been recognized for its strong automotive presence, with powerhouse Honda of America Mfg, various suppliers and the Transportation Research Center located here,” said Patty Huddle, vice president, existing business services, Columbus 2020. “These competencies also have supported the growth of other affiliated industries, as evidenced by Proform’s growing presence and the success of other commercial vehicle firms such as Commercial Vehicle Group.”
Mayor Michael B. Coleman said “It is gratifying to see a great company like Proform Industries invest and expand in the City of Columbus. Along with producing outstanding products, I am pleased that Proform is producing new jobs for our residents.”