PIQUA, Ohio — Hartzell Air Movement has announced plans to consolidate its Portland, Indiana, manufacturing facility into its Piqua, Ohio, operations. The company stated the consolidation will result in customer lead-time reduction, increased efficiencies, and better utilization of resources.

Sean Steimle, president of Hartzell Air Movement, said, “By consolidating our resources to our Piqua, Ohio, headquarters, it allows us to build on our strengths and continue to be a leader in the air movement industry.” Neil Cordonnier, vice president of operations, added, “This change will continue to support our efforts to maximize our Piqua, Ohio, footprint and provide the very best service to our customers.”

The company expects the consolidation to be completed by the end of August. All employees will have the opportunity to transfer to the Piqua plant. For those employees who elect not to transfer, the company will provide separation benefits and outplacement services. Hartzell will continue to work with local resources to provide assistance during the transition process. The relocation plan will add approximately 30 jobs in Ohio by August.

Hartzell Air Movement is a leading manufacturer of industrial air moving solutions for a variety of markets. For more information, visit www.hartzellairmovement.com.

Publication date: 5/12/2014

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