Ohio-based manufacturing company 100% Made in the USA Bully Tools has broken ground today on Phase 1 of a 60,000 square foot expansion, where CEO and President Mark Gracy led a ceremony today that featured speeches from representatives of partnering organizations and Ohio policymakers. The 6.5-million-dollar investment will allow Bully Tools to employ over 100 people by the end of the calendar year, and Gracy says that within 36 months, he expects that number to double.
“When I walk into the parking lot in the morning and see all of my employees’ vehicles, I think of all the car payments and mortgages and kids’ tuitions that that parking lot represents,” Gracy said. “It makes me proud that I get to play a small part in bringing jobs back to the Ohio Valley.”
Bully Tools works out of their facility in the Jefferson County Industrial Park, and this expansion will allow the company more space to open up more jobs in Ohio by helping assemble the 100% American made product line and help perform their robotic welding, metal forming / stamping, plasma cutting, tempering, injection molding, and other operations much more efficiently. The company has experienced consistent double-digit sales growth over the past eleven years as a result of its commitment to manufacturing top-quality American-made products.
“We need more companies like Bully Tools, no question about it,” said Glenn Richardson, Jobs Ohio’s Managing Director, “it is a USA manufacturing success story.” Construction is planned to begin next week and is projected to last three months.