Daifuku America Corporation Investing $3 Million in Columbus Region, Adding 80 Jobs

March 10, 2014

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Columbus, OH – Daifuku America Corporation, which designs and manufactures conveyor systems for industries including automotive and aviation, today announced that it will expand its Columbus Region facility, investing $3 million related to improving and expanding its facility. The company will also add 80 new jobs, including engineering and production personnel.

“We are excited about the next step in Daifuku’s growth, which includes increasing the company’s Columbus Region workforce,” said Tim Hund, vice president, Daifuku America Corporation. “The collaborative efforts between the City of Columbus, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Columbus 2020 definitely helped this project go from concept to reality.”

Daifuku America Corporation’s investment includes an 18,200-square-foot renovation to its existing building, located at 6700 Tussing Road in Columbus. Additionally, as part of the planned 8,000-square- foot expansion, the company will work with ODOT and the City of Columbus to widen public roads and add storm water infrastructure, street lighting and traffic signs to accommodate increased traffic.

“We are proud to see another industry-leading company grow and invest in Columbus,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “This project is a prime example of our smart, collaborative nature, and we look forward to assisting in Daifuku’s continued growth.”

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About Daifuku America Corporation
Specializing in the design and manufacture of conveyor systems for industries including automotive and aviation, Daifuku America Corporation is part of Daifuku Webb Holding Company — which focuses on design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing and manufacturing industries. For more information, visit DaifukuWebb.com.

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com.

Contact:
Kenny McDonald
614-225-6063

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