January 27th 2015
Laserflex Corporation Plans $2.7 Million Expansion In Hilliard, Ohio
Laserflex Corporation, a full-service precision metal fabricator specializing in laser material processing technology, will invest $2.7 million to expand its operations in Hilliard, Ohio. The company’s investment will go toward expanding its current location at 3649 Parkway Lane and purchasing two state-of-the-art fiber optic laser cutting systems.
The expansion includes adding 12,000 square feet to the company’s existing 75,000-square-foot facility, along with hiring 30 employees over the next three years in the Columbus Region. Hiring for the new jobs, which will include manufacturing and equipment operations positions, will begin in June 2015 and will bring the company’s total number of Columbus Region employees to just over 100.
“Laserflex is always proud to say ‘Made In America.” One of Laserflex’s fundamental company goals is to reverse the trend of shipping manufacturing jobs overseas by maintaining and growing high tech manufacturing jobs in Ohio,” said Ken Kinkopf, President, Laserflex Corporation. “These investments will add significant capacity, while improving the efficiency, quality and capabilities of our Hilliard, Ohio facility. Without this investment program, it would be impossible to further grow and diversify our customer base.”
“The City of Hilliard is fortunate to have this innovative and growing company as a part of our community,” said Don Schonhardt, mayor, City of Hilliard. “Laserflex has been a valued corporate citizen in Hilliard, and we’re thankful for their continued dedication and commitment to bringing even more valuable jobs to our residents.”
Laserflex Expanding Operations in Spartanburg County
COLUMBIA – Laserflex, a precision metal fabricator, announced that it will expand its existing operations in Spartanburg County. The $4 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs.
“We’re pleased with the opportunity to expand our South Carolina operations,” said Gene White, vice president and general manager of Laserflex. “Laserflex has seen increasing demand from our customers, and this expansion will help us meet that demand. Spartanburg has provided us with an excellent business environment over the years. We appreciate all the support we’ve received from state and local officials.”
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Laserflex will expand its South Carolina operations by moving to a new, 63,000-square-foot building in Wellford, which will increase the company’s manufacturing space by 23,000 square feet. The expansion will allow Laserflex to add a range of new operations, including machining, paint and laser tube cutting.
“While we work hard every day to recruit new companies to South Carolina, it’s exciting to see one of our existing businesses choose to expand its footprint here,” said Gov. Nikki Haley. “We celebrate Laserflex’s decision to invest $4 million and create 20 new jobs. Today’s announcement is another indication our economic development efforts are on the right track.”
Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment and more than 26,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.
“Advanced manufacturing continues to be a growing sector of South Carolina’s economy, and today’s announcement by Laserflex builds on that,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “Every one of these new jobs will have an impact in Spartanburg County and we appreciate Laserflex’s continued commitment to the Palmetto State.”
Laserflex expects to have the move to the new facility completed by end of this month and is planning an open house on October 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new facility, located at 230 New Hope Road in Wellford. Plant tours and equipment demonstrations will be available.
“We are pleased Laserflex, a long-time corporate citizen of Spartanburg County, is diversifying and growing their operation here,” said Russ Weber, chairman of Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board of Directors and president of Integral Solutions Group. “We are always excited when existing companies grow, verifying Spartanburg County as an excellent location to do business. We appreciate their continued commitment to our corporate community and their ongoing investment of operations and job opportunities.” – See more at: http://www.southerngovernors.org/articleview.aspx?articleid=10321#sthash.xS6oTozH.dpuf
March 3rd 2011
Laserflex Announces New Precision Tube Laser Cutting System
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It practically works at the speed of light. Laserflex announced this week the release of its all new Adige LT8 tube laser cutting system – it’s fast, accurate and efficient and will add quality to the process and end-product.
The Adige LT8 Tube Laser excels in having the greatest flexibility, quality and precision cutting on a tube diameter range from .472 to 8.66 inches and a bar weight up to 23.5 pounds per feet.
“Our laser fabrication services cater to a wide range of manufacturers in an array of industries,” says Rick Sulc, general manager for Laserflex. “And, we are now proud to be among the very few to provide the most efficient and advanced laser tube processing equipment in the region.”
Laser processing can reduce manufacturing cost by eliminating manufacturing sequences. Laser tube processing can drill, bevel, miter and cut-to-length in one operation. Part geometry is determined by the laser path which is computer numerically controlled (CNC), thereby eliminating the need for high-capital expenditure dies, tooling or stamping presses. And, because no hard tooling is required, both high and low volumes are economically justifiable when using this equipment.
Markets that will benefit from tube laser-cutting systems include: home and hospital equipment; industrial lifting equipment; motor homes; truck accessories; health and fitness equipment; construction scaffolding; agricultural equipment; store fixtures; and much more.
From simple cutting and joining to metal fabrication, prototype development, and reverse engineering, Laserflex has the experience and ability to get the job done right, on time and within budget.
The company’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Management system (CIMM) provides immediate access to every job in process and each completed project.
Laserflex is a precision metal fabricator that uses technology to provide full service laser cutting services for industrial laser cutting, forming, welding, machining and finishing needs. It has two strategic locations: Columbus, Ohio; and Duncan, South Carolina.
The company has a reputation for advanced technical knowledge and experience in metal cutting and joining. It operates an efficient production shop that features the latest in laser-cutting technology. Using a team concept, it aligns technology, experience and a serious commitment to service.