A manufacturer which said in 2016 it would open a plant in Maysville now plans to move its entire operation here, officials with the company said Monday.
Andrew Culbertson, CEO of MACA Plastics, said he hopes to have the operation's move from its Winchester, Ohio, location to Maysville completed in about three weeks. On Monday, one of the largest pieces of machinery was being loaded for transport to its new home in the former TechnoTrim facility on Progress Way. The 550-ton machine was expected to arrive in Maysville on Tuesday, he said. That leaves three others to be moved, Culbertson said.
MACA supplies components to the automotive and medical industries and announced in 2016 that is would locate a manufacturing plant in Maysville with a $7.9 million investment.
MACA spun off from aircraft component supplier Aeroframe Corp. in 1995 to design and manufacture automotive and medical devices. Its expertize includes oxygen delivery systems, drug dispensing, orthopedics, peristaltic pumps, flow valves and forensic engineering on low-cost microprocessor systems used in medical equipment.
Culbertson said the plans to maintain two plants were changed after it became apparent it would not be beneficial to operate out of two facilities.
"We had to combine into one facility," Culbertson said. The single operation should allow the company to experience the growth it expects, he said.
Currently, 21 people are employed in the local plant, Culbertson said. There are also six machines now up and running, he said.
Once the move, which has been underway for about four months, is completed that number of employees should reach 60-70, he said.
The 122,600-square-foot building has been empty since TechnoTrim left Maysville in the early 2000s.