C&J Industries $6 Million Expansion in Meadville, PA
C&J Industries has announced a major $6 million building expansion. The expansion will add 30,000 sq ft of manufacturing space to its facility in Meadville, PA.
The expansion project will encompass a new white molding room, increased warehouse space and an upgraded QA Lab. The project will also create a new contract assembly room which will include both medical and non-medical assemblies. Construction is expected to begin in October and will take approximately 6 months to complete. The company has experienced significant growth over the past two years and anticipates the trend to continue.
“Since the beginning of the year, C&J has added about 50 employees,” said David Lennox, VP of Operations. He added, “C&J has no immediate plans to hire more employees, but we anticipate we will once the building expansion is complete.” Mr. Lennox went on to say, “The new building addition will accommodate up to 18 presses and our immediate plan is to purchase 9 new presses ranging from 55 ton to 390 tons of clamping pressure. These new electric presses will be equipped with robotic part removal systems.”
To facilitate future growth, the company also announced new additions to the Board of Directors. For the first time in the company’s 48-year history, C&J has solicited professionals outside of C&J Industries to include on its Board of Directors. These new Board Members are Charles Guiste, Executive Director of Precision Manufacturing Institute, Thomas Cholak, Business Consultant for the Small Business Development Center, and Raymond Seth, CFO for the Edinboro University Foundation.
“These new Board additions will provide C&J with a broader scope of professional vision and focus for our future,” commented Dennis Frampton, President & CEO of C&J Industries. With the building expansion and new Board members, C&J is positioned for continued growth in the coming years,” he added.
Source : C&J Industries