A West Chester metal and steel tubing supplier recently broke ground on a new $5 million office and warehouse in West Chester.
Kent, Ohio-based Industrial Tube & Steel is building a new 81,000-square-foot facility on Port Union Rialto Road just miles from its existing location on Crescent Park Drive.
Bob Snyder, the company’s branch manager, said the 26-employee operation has outgrown the facility its operated in since 1983.
“It’s a dated facility and has been added on to three times now,” he said. “The company is doing well so it’s time to expand.”
The new facility, which includes about 9,000 square feet of office space, sits on 10 acres and has room to expand to 150,000 square feet. Snyder said the company hopes to further expand within 5-7 years.
Industrial Tube & Steel purchases steel from mills and cuts it to size to supply to manufacturers and fabricators, said Snyder. Customers include Cincinnati Milacron and OPW.
“We wanted to stay in West Chester. We have a lot of customers in Dayton, Louisville and Columbus, it is really central ground for us,” Snyder said.
Sharonville-based Design Build Solutions LLC broke ground on the project in October. The company expects to move into the new facility in July 2014.