Metaldyne, LLC announced today that it is expanding its Bluffton, Indiana, USA, plant by 37,000 square feet.
The building addition will support several future transmission-related programs through the supply of ready-to-assemble differential assemblies and aluminum valve bodies. Metaldyne settled on the site expansion at its existing facility in part due to incentives provided by the local and state governments. Construction is expected to start this month and be completed by March, 2016.
The building addition is the first step in a five-year multi-million dollar capital investment plan to support the launch and production of new programs. The business will facilitate additional training and skill development opportunities for Metaldyne’s employees.
“Our Bluffton operation has grown significantly over the past five years, and this expansion is indicative of our continued commitment to the community,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO, Metaldyne LLC, and co-president, Metaldyne Performance Group (“MPG”). “The collaboration by local government agencies has positively impacted our decision to reaffirm our commitment to the area.”
Each of the future programs planned for the Bluffton operation involve internal components which will be supplied from other manufacturing locations of Metaldyne and also MPG companies, further expanding Metaldyne’s platform of vertical integration.
The Metaldyne Bluffton operation was recently recognized by Ford with a World Excellence Award for delivering exceptional results in 2014.