Carbo Forge Investing $1.1M in Programable Hammer

Jul 19, 2021 | News, Newsletter

Andrea Gibson
Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation

 

 

Fremont- Sandusky County, Ohio – Carbo forge, a steel forging company, has announced their recent capital investment of approximately $1.1 million into its 150 SR 523 facility in Fremont, Ohio.

Carbo Forge IATF16949 is a forging company that supplies steel forging to machine shops with value added services.  Their Zero-Defect Policy ensures that their customers receive the highest quality forgings possible by consistently improving forging quality through the exceptional standards held by their employee owners.

Carbo Forge is 100% employee owned and prides itself on maintaining a tenured and skilled workforce who utilize world class operating efficiencies to supply an array of markets with carbon, alloy, and stainless-steel forgings weighing up to 15 pounds.

“Carbo Forge will be installing a new programable hammer later this month” stated Rick Egbert, Vice President and CFO at Carbo Forge. “This new technology will retain up to 8 jobs and allow for a much smaller learning curve for newer operators to be able to run and maintain it”.  It will also allow for us to control the amount of energy used in each blow in the forging process.

Carbo Forge is an acknowledged leader in the United States being the first forging company in North America to be TS16949 certified (an internationally recognized Quality Management System specification for the automotive industry) and implementing ERP total solutions such as Plex, and incorporating 6 Sigma oversight into process evaluation.

“Sandusky County is fortunate to have a company like Carbo Forge located within our county” stated Beth Hannam, Executive Director of the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation.  “We are excited to hear about their continued investment with new machinery and equipment, their investment within their employees, and their investment within the county”.

About SCEDC: Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on workforce development, business retention and expansion, and business recruitment for Sandusky County.

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