Shiloh Industries Installs First Production Machine This Week

Published Monday, April 17, 2017

Shiloh Industries is gearing up for new product production in Clarksville-Montgomery County’s Corporate Business Park with the first new die cast machine expected to be installed this week.

The company’s soon-to-be local plant manager, Gerald Craycraft, met with the Industrial Development Board this week to announce new improvements and new product lines to Shiloh’s original plans since purchasing Contech in August 2013.

Shiloh’s Clarksville operation will manufacture magnesium cross car beams, or the large panel to which the dashboard mounts. Craycraft said both left and right hand components will be produced in Clarksville, accommodating U.S. and European vehicles. The Clarksville plant will supply parts to Mercedes and BMW for their SUV models.

The facility in Clarksville, located at 901 Alfred Thun Road, is undergoing major renovations to accommodate new machinery. Craycraft said the roof, which was about 25 feet, is being raised to 60 feet. “We are installing the first machine this week, the second in February, 2018 and the third in August, 2018,” he said.

The company plans to employ 110 workers during their start-up phase.

“We are proud of the improvements Shiloh has made to its business model and of the new product lines they will supply from their Clarksville location,” said IDB Chairman Billy Atkins. “We are happy to have these skilled jobs here in Clarksville-Montgomery County and look forward to Shiloh’s continued growth in this market.”

 Founded in 1950, Shiloh Industries delivers an innovative approach to lightweighting, noise and vibrations solutions to the automotive industry. They combine metals expertise and vertically integrated capabilities to deliver the broadest portfolio of lightweighting solutions to the marketplace. Headquartered in Ohio, the company employs 3,600 globally with 27 facilities in Asia, Europe and North America.

About the Industrial Development Board

The Industrial Development Board was established in 1963 to maintain and increase employment opportunities by recruiting companies to locate in Clarksville-Montgomery County. The organization is governed by 15 board of director members, nine of which are voting members.

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