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News Release – Pyrotek in Columbia City Implementing New Technology and Adding Jobs

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (September 15, 2017) – Local business Pyrotek Inc. announced plans to manufacture in Columbia City its newly-patented technology for filtering molten aluminum. The new line will utilize lasers and robotics to produce filters for the foundry industry. The company will invest in new equipment for the Columbia City facility, which will increase production capacity, and create six new jobs and retain 58 jobs.

“The selection of Pyrotek Columbia City as the manufacturing location for Pyrotek’s new molten aluminum filtration technology is a testament to the sustained excellent performance of our Columbia City team,” said Dave Lee, U.S. Divison Manager at Pyrotek. “We are excited about bringing this new technology to market and we appreciate the support we continue to receive from our customers, our local workforce and others like the Whitley County EDC.”

“We are pleased that Pyrotek has chosen its Columbia City facility for the introduction of its new advanced manufacturing technology,” said Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Jon Myers, “It is a strong vote of confidence in the expertise or our local workforce.”

The Whitley County Redevelopment Commission and Whitley County Council approved a $15,000 training grant at the request of the Whitley County EDC.

“The County is pleased provide assistance that will directly help to upgrade the skills of our local workers and allow them to train for the ever-increasing number of good paying jobs in advanced manufacturing,” said Whitley County Commissioner George Schrumpf.


About Pyrotek
Pyrotek is a global company headquartered in Spokane, Washington and has more than 60 locations worldwide. For over 60 years Pyrotek has been supplying aluminum, foundry, glass, zinc, steel, noise control and hearth customers with performance improving technical products, equipment and consulting services. Pyrotek’s Columba City location manufactures filtration and temperature sensing technologies for the global molten metal processing industries.

About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development program that retains and expands employment opportunities for local residents and attracts business investment to Whitley County. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit: www.whitleyedc.com.

Media Contacts:

Katie Dewitt (Whitley County EDC) – 260.244.5506 or kdewitt@whitleyedc.com

Dave Lee (Pyrotek) – 260.244.9232 or davlee@pyrotek-inc.com