The project involves constructing a new 245,000 square foot high-pressure facility in two phases, as well as investment in the world’s largest high-pressure injection press, weighing 6,670 tons, according to the company.
Rupp/Rosebrock, Inc., a Liberty City-based general contractor, is the construction manager at risk for the expansion. The project broke ground in March 2018 with phase one, a 146,000 square foot expansion, expected to be complete by the end of the year. Phase two of the project is expected to be complete by March 2020.
In 2015 20/20 added three new machines and added about 200,000 square feet of space to the existing 186,000-square-foot building, located along the Ohio Turnpike at 14620 Selwyn Drive, just east of Chase Brass. The company founder, Ron Ernsberger said the expansion was driven by strong sales and the desire to keep its production processes state-of-the-art. One of the new machines being added is a 1,500-ton press that is “the biggest in the industry,” and was about $5 million.