Shuttleworth Breaks Ground on 55,000-SQ-FT Expansion

Shuttleworth Breaks Ground on 55,000-SQ-FT Expansion

Shuttleworth, a ProMach company, broke ground to mark the beginning of a 55,000-square-foot expansion to their current manufacturing facility at 10 Commercial Road. Founded in Huntington in 1962, Shuttleworth is a global leader in the engineering and production of cutting-edge material handling and product packaging line equipment for automotive, electronics, paper conversion, e-commerce, healthcare, food, personal care, and numerous other markets.

Shuttleworth currently occupies three facilities in Huntington to meet the manufacturing demands needed to provide automated conveyor solutions for a wide range of customers around the world. In attendance during the ceremony were Mayor Strick of Huntington, Linda Walczak of Indiana Economic Development, and representatives from the offices of U.S. Congressman Jim Banks and U.S. Senator Mike Braun. Key members of the ProMach leadership team, plus past and present Shuttleworth employees, were also on hand for the ceremony.

“Because of the impressive efforts of every employee in our 60 year history who has brought us to where we are today, it was important that we celebrate the start of our expansion not only with the Huntington community, but with our entire team,” said Ken Tinnell, Vice-President and General Manager of Shuttleworth. “We also couldn’t have done this without the help from the Huntington and Indiana economic development teams for their assistance in securing financial incentives to support this project. This new expansion will not only allow us to efficiently accommodate the larger automation systems we currently manufacture, but it will also provide opportunities for continued growth.”

Contracted by Felderman Design-Build, the expansion will connect with the existing facility and provide an additional 55,000+ square feet to the manufacturing area. Targeted for completion in the fall of 2022, the $4.67 million project will create twenty new direct jobs by the end of 2024 to add to the current staff of 85. Shuttleworth first moved operations to their current facility in 1969.

“The expansion was necessary because of years of sustained growth of our Slip-Torque conveyor systems, automated devices, and aftermarket services,” said Matt Reich, Manufacturing Manager of Shuttleworth. “Operating under one roof will help facilitate process improvements to develop workflow and operational efficiencies while providing opportunities for improved safety measures.”

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