EPC Columbia will Expand in Ohio, Adding Space, Machinery, and Talent
EPC helps to support companies including Ford, Lincoln, and Nissa vehicles, along with Whirlpool appliances and other retail products
Company Name: EPC Columbia
Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: EPC was founded in 1994 by Reza Kargarzadeh, its current president and owner, with four injection molding presses. The company has since grown to a world-class provider of injection molded plastic products for the automotive, appliance, medical and consumer product industries, with over 200 injection molding machines ranging from 30 to 3,300 tons and manufacturing facilities in ten states and Mexico. The Scottsburg plant is a 120,000 sq. ft. facility, employing 200+ team members and housing 50 injection molding machines ranging from 25 to 800 tons each. EPC’s products can be found in Ford, Lincoln, and Nissa vehicles, along with Whirlpool appliances and other retail products.
Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 50
- Jobs retained: 28
Types of jobs: Material handlers, machine operators, maintenance , and more
Capital Investment: $2.5 million
EPC has experienced increased demand from its appliance and automotive manufacturing customers. As a result, the company was faced with the decision to consolidate its operations at one of its more than 14 facilities across North America or expand its production capacity in Lebanon.
We’re pleased to increase our presence in Ohio. This expansion will provide additional production capacity to meet the increased demand we are experiencing from our customers. We’re excited to add to our existing workforce with steady, good paying positions.
President and CEO, EPC
EPC chose to expand its current facility in Lebanon.
Ohio is a leading producer and supplier of key automotive components and raw materials for the North American automotive industry, including engine, plastics, rubber, and glass products manufacturing (No. 1 in U.S.). Moreover, from Ohio, automotive companies can efficiently deliver to more than 72% of current North American auto assembly plants within one day’s drive.
With the investment, EPC plans to grow its building by 20% with the addition of more than 75,000 square feet. During this expansion, EPC plans to acquire additional equipment, including electric molding presses and other plastic injection equipment, which will allow the company to meet increased demand for appliance and automotive parts.
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