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PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions Expands Headquarters in Ohio

The fast-growing automotive manufacturer is investing $2 million to stay competitive

Thu Jun 06 2019

Company Name: PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions LLC
Location: Bellefontaine
Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: Founded in 2000 by Rick Hauck, PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions LLC has grown to be a national supplier of top tier material handling solutions. PowerBuilt services all Japanese, German and Korean automotive OEMs in the United States. PowerBuilt is headquartered in Bellefontaine, OH, with sales offices in Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC and Dallas, TX as well as an engineering office in Dublin, OH. PowerBuilt provides quality ergonomic solutions for automotive, distribution and appliances industries including custom lift assist, conveyance solutions, custom equipment, and pre-engineered material handling solutions.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion

Number of Jobs: 

  • Jobs committed: 18
  • Jobs retained: 25
  • Types of jobs: Machining and fabrication, assembly, engineering and project management positions

Capital Investment: $2 million

Company Need:

PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions LLC, an automotive components and materials manufacturer, is a small, family-owned business that expects major growth.

The company, which employs 25 workers, sought a second location to expand its manufacturing and assembly capacity in order to serve customers and meet increased production demands in a competitive automotive market. PowerBuilt’s existing headquarters has been at 230 Reynolds Avenue in Bellefontaine nearly 20 years.

Why Ohio?

PowerBuilt will expand its footprint in Bellefontaine, Ohio, creating 18 new jobs and investing $2 million. The company’s investment will be used to move into a 52,399-square-foot facility at 2250 South Main St. in Bellefontaine. The building will undergo a series of renovations and add capacity for research and development, robotic equipment testing, assembly, in-house fabrication and expanded product offerings.

Ohio’s automotive industry advantage translates into real-world strategic value for companies. Automotive companies that invest in Ohio benefit from a comprehensive network of automotive assets and resources that they can use to their benefit, including the full automotive supply chain, an established and skilled automotive workforce, and proximity to customers, suppliers and partners.


“Our primary goal is to serve our customers by providing quality ergonomic solutions while meeting increased production demands in a competitive automotive market. We’re fortunate to call Logan County our home and thank Bellefontaine for its continued support as we take this next step in our company’s growth.” - Nate Hauck, vice president, PowerBuilt


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