New business takes over former Littler Diecast facility in Albany – The Star Press

ALBANY, Ind. — A vacant industrial site in Albany, formerly a machine shop, will become the new headquarters for an Illinois based milling company.
Pinson Manufacturing Company (PMC) will use the 82,000-square-foot former Littler Diecast building in Albany, to perform CNC (computer controlled) milling and turning, CNC plasma cutting, welding, painting and abrasive blasting services according to a release from the Delaware County commissioners.
“Our goals are very long-term because we’re such a young company,” Leon Pinson, president of PMC, said in the release.
The company was founded in 2016 in Arthur, Ill. Pinson’s brother, Nathan M. Pinson, is its vice president. The brothers said they plan to move to the area along with the business
Local officials said they would be pleased to have the former Littler facility in use again.
“We’re happy they’re coming to Albany,” Shannon Henry, Delaware County commissioner, said in the release. “With Littler being gone, the Albany area lost over a hundred jobs. Getting someone in that building who has growth potential has been a goal.”
Littler Diecast manufactured aluminum castings until it closed in 2018, two years after the family-owned company was sold to an offshore corporation. About 100 local jobs were lost when the factory closed.
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Pinson expects to employ five people immediately after moving from Illinois to Albany in 2021. Within five years, officials said that number is expected to grow to 25 to 30 employees.
“From the town council and town of Albany’s point of view, we are delighted they’re going to make use of that building,” Albany Town Council member Steve Hall said in the release. “We’re hoping that business can grow. It obviously will help us in terms of our assessed valuation for the town and help us with our tax base.”
This was the latest in a recent series of local economic development announcements by local officials. The commissioners announced on Aug. 3 that an unused railroad spur at the former Brevini wind turbine manufacturing facility on the northwest side of the county would be repurposed by Ohio-based Good Industries as a transloading facility, where products and materials will be transferred from trucks to trains or from trains to trucks.
Earlier in the summer, the commissioners announced that Balance Holdings was acquiring 33 acres at Interstate 69 in Daleville for development of a 100,000-square-foot headquarters and an estimated $18 million investment.
INOX Market Service, a stainless steel slitting and forming company, is acquiring 18 acres in the Industria Center just south of Ivy Tech Community College for development of a new 139,000-square-foot facility, an investment of a $15 million.
Corey Ohlenkamp is the city/county government reporter. Contact him via email at or by phone at 765-213-5874. Follow him on Twitter at @Ohlenkamp


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