Parts manufacturer grows

COLUMBIA CITY — Breyden Products, Inc., a manufacturer of lacing tapes, twines and yarns for the military and aerospace industries, recently announced plans to expand its headquarters in Whitley County, creating up to 23 new jobs by 2016.The company, which relocated its headquarters from Hesperia, Calif. in 2004, will invest $2.2 million to purchase and equip a 35,000-square-foot facility on six acres in the Park 30 Business Center, a state certified shovel ready site in Whitley County. The expansion, which will be complete by the end of the year, will allow Breyden Products to expand production while maintaining its existing Columbia City facility.“Indiana companies are a key component to the supply chain serving our military,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.“As an important supply producer for aerospace clients, Breyden Products demonstrates the power of the Indiana economy, helping to protect our service persons at home and overseas.“Breyden Products, which currently employs nearly 40 Hoosiers in Columbia City, plans to begin hiring for manufacturing positions by the end of the year.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 24 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.