Cutting-edge jobs coming to city

COLUMBIA CITY — 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. “I think we should ramp up rather quickly,“ Owner Jerry Busche told Whitley County Council members Tuesday. “We’re filling a need in our industry and we’re seeing a lot of interest. Other countries don’t have the same skilled labor as we do here.”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.To read the rest of this story, see the April 10 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.