Echo Engineering and Production Supplies Inc. has relocated its headquarters to a 27,516-square-foot office building in Indianapolis. The location is about a mile away from Echo's old headquarters, a roughly 70,000-square-foot facility also in Indianapolis, that primarily served as warehouse space.
Echo expects to operate at full speed at the new location by the end of March, as the production team gradually transitions machines and manufacturing operations.
The company has also been in the process of shifting warehousing and fulfillment services for standard catalog items and custom molded products to Langham Logistics Inc., a third-party logistics firm in Indianapolis. Products like slit tapes and die-cut gaskets will continue to be shipped and produced by Echo.
The company said the new office building accommodates growth opportunities, as employee headcount has increased over the years. The building features a more modernized, open layout design with additional private offices. Around 83 employees will work out of the new headquarters.
Sales at the company are expected to grow by 19 percent year over year, company spokesman Lee Lechner said in a March 22 phone call.
"The Echo side of the business has just grown significantly over the years," he said.
In March 2018, the company said it was investing $2.4 million and creating 60 jobs at two facilities in Michigan. The facilities — one in Monroe and another nearby in Frenchtown Township — house operations for the company's injection molding business. Echo acquired the Monroe facility in 2017 when it bought injection molder Ammex Plastics LLC.
Echo supplies rubber and plastic components such as gaskets, O-rings, grommets, clips and charge port caps used in the automotive, heavy equipment and agriculture industries. The company has a total of 169 employees.