Columbus, OH – Universal Fabricating & Construction Services, Inc., better known as UNI-FACS, has announced plans for a $215,000 investment in new machinery and equipment at its Columbus headquarters, located at 1241 McKinley Avenue. The metal fabrications, material processing and construction services provider also has committed to adding 30 jobs to the company’s current roster of 40.
“This significant investment and the jobs we are adding in the next couple of years showcase our continued commitment to the Columbus Region,” said Bob Watts, vice president, UNI-FACS. “We’re looking forward to a bright future thanks to our new equipment, which will increase quality and efficiency for our customers, as well as our growing roster of talent.”
Hiring for the 30 new jobs, which include positions for skilled workers in the metal fabrication industry, is expected to begin in mid-2014.
“UNI-FACS has a deep history in Columbus, with its nearly 30-year residency,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “The company has provided support steel in many key Columbus projects such as Nationwide Arena, OSU facilities and Crew Stadium. It’s always great to see longtime Columbus companies continue to expand and invest here.”
Said Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the Development Committee, “UNI-FACS’ dedication to Columbus is a testament to the company’s values, work ethic and success in the area. We are honored that UNI-FACS is investing even more in our community, and look forward to the company’s continued growth in the Region.”
UNI-FACS is an organization that is an expert in producing fabricated heavy metal products, such as bulk material handling systems, structural steel, bins and hoppers, heavy plate and pipe fabrications, storage tanks and ductwork. The Columbus-based company has serviced the industrial and construction market since 1987, and has a total team commitment that results in producing quality products. For more information, visit UNIFACS.com.
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