A groundbreaking for the expansion of OMCO will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the facility’s manufacturing plant, 1 Arnolt Dr., Pierceton.
OMCO is constructing a new building addition of approximately 50,000 square feet. The expansion will nearly double its current capacity.
The project also includes new manufacturing equipment for a total capital investment of $6.7 million. An additional 20 manufacturing jobs will be created the first year and 20 additional jobs will be added the next year for a total of 40 new jobs.
The project was supported by incentives from Indiana Economic Development Corporation and tax abatements from the town of Pierceton. Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation coordinated the effort, and Warsaw contractor Robinson Construction has been hired to complete the addition.
Founded in 1955, OMCO is the largest custom roll former in the United States. Metal roll forming is a technical manufacturing of highly engineered shapes for many applications across a wide range of industries including components for truck bodies, trailers, material handling systems, solar panel frames and supports, conveyors and escalators.
Headquartered in Wickliffe, Ohio, OMCO has four locations in the U.S. The Pierceton facility was constructed in 1989 and currently employs 130.