IMCO undertaking $39 million expansion

Published
February 14, 2024 - 07:30am
IMCO expansion

IMCO Carbide Tool is undergoing a $39 million, 15,000-square-foot expansion in Perrysburg, Ohio. The expansion will help the company keep up with growing customer demand.

The project, which saw exterior walls finished and announced in February 2023, and a roof in May, took significant steps forward with the December announcement on the production floor, production offices, and overall renovations.

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Production floor expansion:
“The heart of our operations, the Production Floor, has undergone a remarkable transformation,” according to a company blog. “The expansion is now officially complete, and machines have been successfully relocated to their new, optimized positions. 

“This strategic repositioning is geared towards enhancing efficiency and productivity, ensuring that our tools are crafted with the utmost precision and speed.”

A highlight of this upgrade is the installation of the VOMAT Filtration System, a cutting-edge addition that “underlines our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.”

Additionally, the Coating Center is in the finishing stages of being set up, promising advanced coating capabilities that will enhance the quality of our carbide tools.

Production offices unveiled: 
Complementing the state-of-the-art Production Floor are its new production offices.

“These modern and well-equipped spaces have been designed to foster collaboration, creativity, and productivity among our teams,” the company added. “With a focus on providing an inspiring work environment, these offices reflect our dedication to supporting our teams as they continue to drive innovation in the industry. It’s not just about tools; it’s about the people who make those tools extraordinary.”

Renovations underway: 
The company said that the transformation isn’t stopping with the production floor. It is currently renovating the old production floor. The vision for a modern, dynamic workspace is quickly becoming a reality, and the revamped area is set to accommodate the evolving needs of our growing team.

“As we witness these incredible changes, excitement fills the air at IMCO Carbide Tool," the company said. “The light at the end of the tunnel is shining brighter than ever, and we are eager to embrace the next chapter in our evolution. The expansion is not just a physical upgrade; it symbolizes our continuous pursuit of excellence, pushing boundaries, and setting new standards in the carbide tool industry.”
 

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