Fabricating Machine Shop Expanding in Northwest Ohio

A growing contract machine shop has announced an expansion at its Northwest Ohio facility. The company, Napoleon Machine, will invest nearly $3 million in new machinery and equipment to support increasing business opportunities.

The Henry County-based company plans to hire at least 15 new people at its Napoleon location. The company provides services to OEM machine builders and equipment manufacturers. In addition, it offers tight tolerance machining, fabricating and welding of medium to large parts as well as industrial painting and light assembly services.

“We‘re very happy with the labor here in Northwest Ohio, and we’ve been very successful with attracting and retaining people,” said Kevin Febrey, president, Napoleon Machine.

Established in 2010, Napoleon Machine has grown to 35 employees. The company serves a wide span of industries including aerospace, agricultural, automotive, defense and food/beverage.

“We and our partners at JobsOhio welcome Napoleon Machine’s continued success in Northwest Ohio, which is driven by the outstanding manufacturing talent in the region,” said Dean Monske, Regional Growth Partnership president and CEO. “Napoleon Machine’s investment will bring 15 new jobs and the latest machining equipment to its Napoleon facility, which will play an essential role as the company meets growing demand for its products and services.”

The company received a $75,000 grant from JobsOhio for the purchase of new machinery and equipment. In addition, the Regional Growth Partnership and Community Improvement Corporation of Henry County provided support in moving the project forward.

The Regional Growth Partnership is the lead economic development organization serving 17 counties in Northwest Ohio. As a private nonprofit development corporation, the RGP is dedicated to fostering regional, national and international business investment opportunities across the region. The RGP serves as Northwest Ohio’s network partner for JobsOhio. Visit www.rgp.org for more information.

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