One of Butler County’s largest employers starts $20 million expansion

One of Butler County’s largest employers starts $20 million expansion

Pacific Manufacturing is starting construction on expansions that will add about 122,000 square feet of space to its operations in Fairfield.

One of the largest employers in Butler County has started construction on a more than $20 million expansion.

Pacific Manufacturing Ohio Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer in Fairfield, has started construction on an addition and a new standalone building that together will add about 122,000 square feet to its existing campus. The company expects to invest more than $20.4 million to construct and equip the addition and new building.

Pacific Manufacturing will build a more than 64,600-square-foot expansion to its existing building at 8955 Seward Road. It also will build a 57,750-square-foot building at 3820 Port Union Road.

Kim Hall, assistant general manager at Pacific Manufacturing, said work has already started on moving utilities for the expansion project. That work should wrap up near the end of July, with construction on the additions beginning in late July or early August.

Hall said the company is expanding with one of its customers, Toyota, to make parts for a new vehicle.

The expansion is expected to create at least 30 full-time jobs as it will increase Pacific Manufacturing’s production capacity. The project also will retain 797 full-time existing jobs. The anticipated total future payroll is expected to equal or exceed about $38 million.

The city of Fairfield unanimously approved a community reinvestment area (CRA) agreement with Pacific Manufacturing that provides an eight-year, 75% property tax incentive on the assessed value of the expansion. In addition, Pacific Manufacturing agreed to pay Fairfield City School District $38,210 per year and Butler Tech $588 per year for the eight-year term of the CRA agreement.

Bunnell Hill Construction Co. is building the expansion and the new building for Pacific Manufacturing. The architect and civil engineering team is CT Consultants Inc. Advantage Group Engineers is serving as the structural engineering designers.

Pacific Manufacturing is a maker of metal stamping products for the auto industry. This latest expansion is the company’s eighth since it moved to Seward Road in 1999. Pacific Manufacturing is a Tier 1 supplier to Toyota and Subaru.

The expansion is expected to be completed by July of 2022.

Pacific Manufacturing is Fairfield’s second-largest industrial employer. It is also the 20th-largest employer in Butler County, according to Business Courier research.

Tom Demeropolis

Senior Staff Reporter

Cincinnati Business Courier

This article originally appeared in the Cincinnati Business Courier on July 2nd, 2021. Click here for the full article. 

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