COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley County will soon have an additional 45 jobs added to the area, with hiring starting as soon as June.
PDQ Workholding will now have a sister company, PDQ Tooling. The new venture will offer manufacturing of the very tools that are used in the machines PDQ currently produces.
The company will invest $7.2 million to lease, renovate and equip a 17,000 square-foot facility located at 1100 S. Williams Dr. in Columbia City.
â€śI think we should ramp up rather quickly,â€ś Owner Jerry Busche told Whitley County Council members Tuesday. â€śWeâ€™re filling a need in our industry and weâ€™re seeing a lot of interest. Other countries donâ€™t have the same skilled labor as we do here.â€ť
The business would create a total of 45 jobs in the next five years. However, 30 of those jobs may be filled as soon as 2015.
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