Breyden Products expands CC plant


A local business which manufactures products for the military, aerospace and private sectors recently acquired a Pennsylvania-based company to be incorporated into the Columbia City operations.

Breyden Products announced this week that it acquired Gudebrod Inc., based in Pennsylvania.

“This acquisition enhances our company’s position as the largest supplier of lacing tapes, cords, and braider yarns for the wire harnessing industry,” said Mike Zuber, vice president of sales  for Breyden Products.

Breyden Products, on Radio Road, makes military specification lacing tapes, twines, yarns and cords, commercial lacing and tying materials, and sleeving used in the aerospace and wire harnessing industries.

Braided or twisted tapes, and cords and twines used in the electric motor industry for lacing stators are also made locally.

Zuber said the company looks forward to increasing its customer base, with a continued focus on its current level of service.

Breyden Products expanded its facility in 2009 when it added a full-time employee, a shipping and receiving area, and purchased new equipment to increase the company’s abilities.

More investments and job creation to support the Gudebrod Electronics Division purchase have not been finalized, according to a press release from the Whitley County Economic Development Corporation.

Columbia City Mayor Jim Fleck congratulated the business on its continued growth and local success.