FREMONT, Ind. (WOWO): A Michigan-based auto supplier is doubling in size in Steuben County.
Cold Heading Company, which makes fasteners for the automotive, agriculture and industrial industries, plan on doubling the size of its manufacturing facilities in Fremont, creating up to 30 new jobs by 2019. The company broke ground on the expansion last week, with plans to invest $12.5-million thanks to increased demand from customers like Ford, General Motors, and Nissan.
“Indiana is home to the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation, helping our state add more than 136,000 Hoosier jobs in just the last three years,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “The industry’s rich history here has created a strong and skilled Hoosier workforce, building products here in Indiana that are shipped across the country and around the world. Combined with the state’s central location and strong business climate, it’s clear why companies like Cold Heading Company are choosing Indiana to create new manufacturing jobs.”
Cold Heading Company currently employs more than 800 associates across three states, including 130 employees at its Fremont facility and an additional 45 people at its Hudson, Indiana facility. The company is currently hiring machine operators, tool room associates and repair technicians, with positions expected to pay above the average Steuben County wage.