Industrial Property Brokers recently helped Westcon Industries expand its operations to the Sherry Industrial Park in Piqua, Ohio, as a way for the company to meet increased demand for its piping services in the oil and gas industry.
The company recently acquired a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Piqua to meet additional requirements for its welding services. Currently Westcon supplies 95 percent of the piping for the fracking plants in North Dakota. The company is also bidding on projects in the Utica Shale areas of Ohio. In addition to the fracking industry, Westcon also services the food and pharmaceutical business with piping.
Chad McKay who manages the Piqua Operation reported that employment at his Piqua plant grew from 15 employees in 2011 to 40 in 2012. McKay estimates that he’ll have 80 employees working at the plant in 2013. In addition, more than 225 employees of Westcon Industries work in the field servicing customers.
Tim Echemann with Industrial Property Brokers represented both parties in the transaction.
Westcon will continue to operate out of its existing 40,000-square-foot facility in Piqua in addition to its new location in the Sherry Industrial Park.