Butech Bliss Buys Adjacent Facility to Expand Operations
By Metal Center News Staff
on Oct 28, 2020
Butech Bliss has purchased a manufacturing facility in Salem, Ohio, to expand its operations. The former operations of Solartec Inc. and Columbus McKinnon Corp. offers 50,000 square feet of space, providing room to meet the company’s needs. Its location is right next to Butech’s facility on 440 Pennsylvania Ave.
“This is going to be a great building for us and finally resolves problems with much needed manufacturing space. We have big plans for the operations moving into this space. Although there’s some uncertainty in the market due to the pandemic, we felt this was the right time to position our company with the building capacity for not just today’s workload, but where we expect to be in 3-5 years,” said Jock Buta, executive vice president of Butech Bliss.
Buta believes the added floor space of the new building, combined with what will likely be several hundred thousand dollars of investment in renovations and equipment on top of the $1.25 million purchase, will generate 10-20 new jobs over the next few years. Butech Bliss expects to start moving significant operations into the new building toward the end of 2020, and has started the process of hiring skilled manufacturing employees that will be needed to support its growing operations.