September 18, 2015
Metaldyne Expands Plant in Bluffton, Indiana
Plymouth, Mich. – September 18, 2015 – 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.
Metaldyne LLC is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered metal-based components for engine, transmission, and driveline applications in the automotive and light truck markets. Key products for engine applications include powder metal connecting rods, balance shaft assemblies, craftshaft dampers and gears. Key products for transmission applications include differential gears and pinions, differential assemblies, shafts, and clutch modules.
Metaldyne has 26 locations in 13 countries, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Metaldyne Performance Group (www.mpgdriven.com), a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. More information about Metaldyne can be found at www.metaldyne.com.
Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. is a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. MPG produces these components using complex metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes for a global customer base of vehicle OEMs and Tier I suppliers. MPG's metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes include aluminum die casting, forging, iron casting and powder metal forming as well as advanced machining and assembly. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, MPG has a global footprint spanning 61 locations in 13 countries across North America, South America, Europe and Asia with approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, visit www.mpgdriven.com.
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