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Local company investing $3 million, adding 20 jobs to existing operations

A local manufacturer and distributor of automotive engine components announced a large investment to expand their existing Bellefontaine facility on Wednesday.

ISS America will invest $3 million in the Columbus region to expand its Carter Avenue facility (pictured). The expansion will increase the company’s workforce from six to 26 over the next three years.

“Although ISS America is relatively new to the Columbus region, we have found the strategic location and proximity to automotive customers ideal for growth,” said Ted Takebayashi, vice president of ISS America. “We look forward to continuing to capitalize on those strengths with this expansion.”

ISS America is headquartered in California and produces items including knock pins, dowel pins, and joint pipes for automobile engines and transmissions. The company opened its Logan County facility in 2010 where they serve as a supplier for Honda, specifically manufacturing spark plug cylinders.

Paul Benedetti is president and CEO of the Logan County Area Chamber of Commerce and says ISS America has been a welcome addition to Logan County. “We are excited to assist as they grow their operations with this significant capital investment and the commitment of 20 new jobs,” Benedetti said.

The 20 committed jobs will more than quadruple the company’s existing Columbus region workforce and will consist of production staff. Hiring is expected to begin this summer.

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