Wood-Mizer addition coming here
|Submitted photoThe facility will grow to the west and north of the Wood-Mizer building that is located on Enterprise Drive in Batesville Commerce Center near I-74. With a scheduled completion in October, the expanded facility will be 132,000 square feet with 124,000 square feet dedicated to manufacturing the company's wood processing equipment.
Wood-Mizer leaders have announced plans to expand their manufacturing facility in Batesville. The expansion project scheduled to begin this month will consist of 53,000 additional square feet dedicated to manufacturing the company's range of sawmill and wood processing equipment, reports public relations manager Chase Warner. The investment's dollar amount was not disclosed.
The employee-owned company headquartered in Indianapolis has held a strong manufacturing presence in the southeast Indiana community for more than 35 years. The expansion project is a result of several initiatives by Wood-Mizer in recent years to continue growing its product range while streamlining production facilities to become more efficient based on continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles.
In addition, the expansion will continue Wood-Mizer's high standards of providing a comfortable working environment for employees that includes climate control and natural light.
The Batesville plant currently employs about 200. Warner notes, "We have a handful of open positions available" at www.woodmizer.com/us/About-Us/Careers. He could not project how many will work there when the addition is finished.
"Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing our customers with a wide range of equipment to satisfy their wood processing equipment needs," says Wood-Mizer North America President Darryl Floyd, Indianapolis. "This facility expansion in Batesville will allow Wood-Mizer to continue to meet the global demand of our growing range of products that are built right here in Indiana."
Since 1982, Wood-Mizer (woodmizer.com) has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. Equipment includes narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world.
Source: The Herald-Tribune
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