BELLEVUE, OHIO — Windsor Mold Inc. plans to invest $7.2 million to expand its Precision Automotive Plastics injection molding division, according to the Ohio Department of Development. In 1997, the Windsor, Ontario-based toolmaker opened its 75,000-square-foot molding facility in Bellevue, said Mary Oakley, economic development coordinator with the agency's Office of Housing and Community Partnerships.
The company plans to add another 32,000 square feet and install four injection presses and related equipment, said Oakley, based in Columbus, Ohio. The company also will hire 25 employees, increasing the total from 98 people, Oakley said.
Windsor Mold gained project funding from several government sources. It was awarded $375,000 through the Ohio Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program and received both a $1.5 million loan from the state and a $175,000 loan from the city of Bellevue's revolving loan fund.
The facility molds bumper fascias and other large automotive parts, Oakley said. The project is expected to be completed in January, she added.
Company officials declined to comment on the project.