Company plans to double workforce

GREENFIELD — Bastian Automation Engineering’s Greenfield operation has announced an expansion the company says will double its local workforce by 2016.

The company originally intended to lease approximately 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space in a building at 315 W. New Road that was purchased in August by one of Bastian’s affiliated companies, Bastian Development.

However, a tenant was found for that entire property, and now the company is looking to expand on its campus at 2155 Fields Blvd.  

“It’s a little up in the air,” said plant manager Jason Effing. “We’ll have to have more internal discussions, but we really have no alternative but to expand.”

The company specializes in custom material handling solutions for a variety of industries ranging from aerospace, automotive manufacturing, distribution and warehousing to pharmaceuticals; however, the new expansion will increase Bastian’s capacity to manufacture and inventory a standard catalogue of conveying solutions geared toward warehouses and logistics companies.

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