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Cutting-edge jobs coming to city

April 10, 2014

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.

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