A new manufacturing facility for Hartzell Air Movement in Piqua, Ohio, will allow the company to produce fans with centrifugal wheel widths up to 89" in all materials of construction.

The High Bay Project, which will add 30,000 ft2of high technology industrial manufacturing space to Hartzell’s Piqua operations, will include a 23' under-hook crane height and a 30 by 30' sandblast room. In addition, the plant will provide four additional 10-ton cranes for the movement of very large fans.

“With the addition of the larger manufacturing space, Hartzell expects to add 50 jobs to its Air Movement Division over the next five years,” says Michael Bardo, chief financial officer. The project is partially funded through tax credits from the state of Ohio.