Solon Manufacturing Company is expanding operations with the purchase of two additional buildings. Located in Chardon, Ohio, the two buildings will add 24,545ft² to the current manufacturing area.
Building renovations are already underway. Once complete, the added space will allow all functions to expand production capacity and incorporate new technologies in order to support their customers located in more than 40 countries worldwide.
"Demand for our innovative products is growing globally and this expansion will enable us to continue to support our customers with increased manufacturing capabilities, quality control, and delivering reliable engineered solutions," said Perry Blossom, vice president of Solon Manufacturing Company.
Solon Manufacturing Company is re-engineering their processes with a focus on sustainable manufacturing practices. The extra space of the buildings will allow Solon’s engineers to improve ergonomics and material handling. Added equipment will increase throughput, while reducing lead times of finished product. Automation innovations will make it more efficient to process product. New equipment in the finishing department will bring more volume in-house and create an even better quality product.
With the move, the Pressure Switch Division will increase space and efficiency at the current location of 425 Center Street, Chardon, OH 44024. Raw material purchasing capabilities and storage will increase as well.
In a statement on the purchase of the two additional buildings, Solon Manufacturing Company’s president Tim Dunn said: "Solon has been growing steadily since our last addition in 2000. This new space will provide significant manufacturing space to meet the needs of our growing customer base. We are completely upgrading the power to handle our increasing requirements for our finishing department as well as adding additional warehouse and finishing space. We look forward to expanding into our new space."