Monday, July 1, 2013

Changes coming for a few area manufacturing plants.

Major factory expansions and a factory that's planning a move are among the biggest news from the manufacturing sector in the area right now, here is the latest....

Outotec

In late 2011 Outotec acquired the Coeur d' Alene based Energy Products of Idaho and now Outotec finds itself investing in Coeur d' Alene once again with a major expansion by adding a new manufacturing / fabrication facility .

The company, which does business locally as Outotec Energy Products will build the new facility by it's current operations in the Coeur d' Alene Industial Park off of Atlas Rd in the northwestern section of the city.

No notice as too how many people the new expansion will employ but Outotec does plan on hiring additional staff. Currently the company employs around 70 locally. The company builds products used for the renewable energy field.

Romney Motion

Romney Motion , a contract manufacturing that designs, tools and creates metal parts and molds for other manufacturing companies, is on the move. Romney Motion has operated on Wellesley in Otis Orchards from some time and will move to a new factory, in Post Falls.

Romney Motion expects to make the move in August after purchasing an existing building at 1111 N. Innovation Way in Post Falls' Expo development on the cities far west side.

No immediate hiring of additional employees is expected but could happen in the near future.

Spokane Industries

Spokane Industries , a castings and metal fabricated product manufacturer , has expanded into formerly vacant space next to the companies large facilities at the Spokane Business & Industrial Park in Spokane Valley ( 3808 N Sullivan Rd ).

The company now occupies about 250,000 square feet in 3 separate buildings at the Industrial Park. Spokane Industries is said to employ about 300 total and growing.

Ground Force / Underground Force

Construction is expected in the next few months on another expansion at the Underground Force side of the large Post Falls based company that manufactures heavy equipment from the mining industry.

Two new buildings are planned to be built, the first of which will be a new 8,200 square foot building to house the companies corporate offices, work on that building is expected to be first. And the second building will be a new 45,000 manufacturing facility to be built directly next door to the current Underground Force building at 6001 E. Seltice Way in between Post Falls and Coeur d' Alene.

With the new expansion the company says they will hire 100+ new employees.



Know of another local manufacturing facility expanding ,moving or maybe even closing. We want to know, e-mail inlandbusiness@yahoo.com

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