West Chester, Ohio – Barnes Aerospace, a global business segment of Barnes Group Inc., today announced that it plans to expand its presence at its Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in West Chester Township. The company will invest approximately $4 million to expand its production capabilities and better serve its clients.
JobsOhio collaborated with REDI Cincinnati to bring the expansion to the Barnes Aerospace facility in West Chester, Ohio. JobsOhio supported Barnes Group’s expansion with a $40,000 workforce grant.
“Barnes Aerospace is an innovative manufacturer supporting the global aviation industry, and the West Chester facility will continue to play an essential role in the company’s success,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer. “This expansion demonstrates the confidence that Barnes Aerospace has in its workforce in Southwest Ohio.”
With the investment in its West Chester Township facility, Barnes Aerospace will be adding 3,400 square feet of new space to its building and hiring additional manufacturing positions. REDI Cincinnati began talking to the company about its growth at the Paris Air Show in 2019, where it learned that Barnes Aerospace was thinking of new manufacturing opportunities. The company outlined its needs and project drivers with REDI Cincinnati’s business development team, which then developed an incentive offer. After thoroughly considering other locations and incentives, Barnes Aerospace chose West Chester because of its proximity to customers and the region’s competitive workforce.
“The aerospace industry has always been strong in the Cincinnati region, in part because companies like Barnes Group are investing in the region’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem,” said Kimm Lauterbach, President and CEO of REDI Cincinnati. “We appreciate Barnes Group’s latest commitment to West Chester and its impact on the economic strength in the community. We look forward to celebrating Barnes Group’s continued growth and success.”
About Barnes Group
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) is a global provider of highly engineered products, differentiated industrial technologies, and innovative solutions, serving a wide range of end markets and customers. Its specialized products and services are used in far-reaching applications including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, automation, healthcare, and packaging. Barnes Group’s skilled and dedicated employees around the globe are committed to the highest performance standards and achieving consistent, sustainable profitable growth. For more information, visit www.BGInc.com.
Economic development is about creating a place where companies can thrive and individuals can enjoy a higher standard of living. JobsOhio plays a leading role in economic development and serves as a catalyst to accelerate growth by investing in communities, helping Ohio’s businesses expand, and attracting new companies to the state – all contributing to job creation, greater payrolls and more investment.
About REDI Cincinnati
The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati is the first point-of-contact for companies locating or growing in the 16-county region at the heart of southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana. REDI Cincinnati is supported by top business leaders and community partners and staffed by a team of economic development experts who are uniting the Cincinnati region to compete globally.
For more information contact:
Jake Hesseling, 740-497-8498