Seco Tools survived the Great Recession when a lot of its manufacturing peers didn’t, and now the Troy-based metal-cutting firm is reaping the rewards.
The 81-year-old firm is now opening a new manufacturing facility for its custom tools division, a move that the company expects will grow its workforce by 20 percent. Seco Tools currently has a staff of 120 employees and two interns in Troy after hiring 35 people over the last year.
“We have been continually hiring since the end of the recession in 2009,” says Bob Goulding, technical engineering manager for Seco Tools.
The company is currently looking to fill several high-tech manufacturing positions, including seven in Troy. More information on those job openings can be found here.
The new 30,000-square-foot facility will focus on design, engineering and manufacturing, allowing Seco Tools to continue to grow with the rebounding automotive industry and to continue to sink its roots in its hometown.
“We really want to stay in Michigan and Metro Detroit because we have deep connections here,” Goulding says.
Source: Bob Goulding, technical engineering manager for Seco Tools
Writer: Jon Zemke
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