Shuttleworth completes expansion of facility
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Shown in the photo above are several members of the Shuttleworth team as they cut the ribbon on their new 57,000+ square foot expansion.
Shuttleworth cut the ribbon to mark the completion of 57,000+ square foot expansion to their current manufacturing facility at 10 Commercial Road in Huntington.
Founded in Huntington in 1962, Shuttleworth is a global leader in the engineering and production of cutting-edge materials handling equipment for the automotive, electronics, paper conversion, pharmaceuticals, food and personal care items and other markets, featuring both materials handling and product packaging line equipment. The company was acquired by ProMach in 2011.
Shuttleworth currently occupies three facilities in Huntington to meet the manufacturing demands needed to provide automated conveyor solutions for customers across a range of industries including food, healthcare, eCommerce, automotive and more. The recently completed expansion will allow Shuttleworth to consolidate manufacturing to just two adjacent buildings while increasing operational efficiencies.
In attendance during the ceremony was Mayor Strick of Huntington, Linda Walczak of Indiana Economic Development Corporation, representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Mike Braun, key members of the ProMach Leadership team, plus past and present Shuttleworth employees.
“This important milestone is only made possible by the continued dedication of our excellent workforce we have here in Huntington and abroad in Belgium” said Dan Nasato, Vice-President, General Manager of Shuttleworth. “The new expansion allows us to accommodate larger automation systems more efficiently and positions our company for continued growth.”
Contracted by Felderman Design-Build, the expansion connects with the existing facility at 10 Commercial Road and provides an additional 57,000+ square feet to the manufacturing area with supplementary loading docks and restrooms. The project involved an investment of private capital of $4,186,000 and a commitment to retain 85 existing jobs while adding 20 net new jobs to Huntington, by the end of 2024. Shuttleworth first moved operations to the 10 Commercial Road facility in 1969.
Matt Reich, Director of Operations, says “Consolidating operations will help facilitate process improvements to develop workflow and operational efficiencies while providing opportunities for improved safety measures.”
From automotive and electronics, to paper conversion and pharmaceuticals, to food and personal care markets and beyond, Shuttleworth builds custom handling solutions with low back pressure ingenuity to gently transport product along the production line while accumulating, diverting, sorting, rotating, stacking or moving product in a variety of other ways in the process. Shuttleworth utilizes engineering creativity and a suite of roller surface technologies to help customers around the globe maximize their efficiency no matter the application need or product being handled.
Shuttleworth is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Handling & Sterilizing business line, Shuttleworth helps our packaging customers protect their reputation and grow the trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Shuttleworth at shuttleworth.com and more about ProMach at promachbuilt.com.