The new manufacturing area will house up to four large-tonnage machines and auxiliary equipment as well as warehouse space. This is the location’s second expansion in 10 years, and it’s designed to help Evco meet customers’ project plans.
“After assessing our customers’ needs, we knew it was the right time to once again expand the physical space and capabilities at our Oshkosh facility,” Evco President Dale Evans said in a news release. “This addition will help us meet our customers’ high expectations and long-term production goals.”
The additional manufacturing space in Oshkosh will open in January 2020 with new 2,500- and 3,500-ton presses, dryers, portable chillers and other equipment to support the increased production capacity. The remaining space will have room for two more machines as well as an increase in warehouse storage for molds and finished parts.
Evco has increased its workforce in Oshkosh 20 percent since the start of 2019 to meet customer demand, and it plans to hire more as production begins at the expanded manufacturing area. The DeForest-based company operates nine manufacturing facilities worldwide and employs 1,400.