Ramco Specialties has announced the groundbreaking at its Ohio-based headquarters for expansion of its current facility by 50,000 square feet. The addition will be exclusively for manufacturing, creating more than 210,000 square feet in manufacturing, engineering, and office space. The construction is expected to be completed in June 2022.
This project is an investment in domestic manufacturing space and new equipment, which will expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities and speed. Recent issues with international transportation delays and raw material shortages have created problems in US-based manufacturing and supply chain needs. Ramco’s response is a direct solution to industries that have suffered from delays, such as automotive, agriculture and aerospace.
Once the new manufacturing space is ready, three new part formers and one nut former are scheduled to be installed. The part forming machine additions will allow for the production of nine-inch long parts with diameters up to three inches. The nut formers will be able to produce 32 mm nuts, which will be Ramco’s largest capability for nut production.
Ramco will also be making an immediate and long-term investment in the local economy. Ramco has contracted with Streetsboro-based Geis Companies to build out the facility expansion. Geis also built Ramco’s new state-of-the-art facility when it opened in 2015.
The announcement of Ramco’s Ohio expansion follows the news of Ramco’s purchase of a third building in South Lyon, Michigan, where an investment in 10,000 square feet for machining production will increase capabilities for precision parts.