JE Pistons Relocates Manufacturing To Ohio
The decision to relocate is part of an ongoing effort to be closer to the majority of JE customers, improve delivery and expand capabilities. Earlier this year, JE Pistons announced the company was expanding its manufacturing capabilities east of the Mississippi to reduce lead times and shipping costs for customers.
JE Pistons has announced that it is relocating its advanced manufacturing center to Mentor, Ohio.
"After successfully meeting our goal of launching Midwest piston
production in the second quarter of 2012, our team continued to evaluate
the major needs of our customers," said Bob Hange, president of
Performance Motorsports Inc. (PMi), the parent company of JE
"We are excited to relocate the JE Pistons manufacturing center
to Ohio, and believe this move will afford us even greater efficiencies
that we can pass along to our customers through competitively priced
product, lower shipping costs, critical speed of delivery and expanded
internal coating capabilities," said Hange. "We're also appreciative of the financial
support we've received on both the local and state level to help make
this move possible."
The relocation will occur in stages from now through November and
will involve moving more than 75 of the company's modern CNC machines
and supporting equipment.
JE Pistons will make additional investments in research and development,
product design and lead-time reduction systems. To maintain its
commitment to building high-quality products, the company has made a
capital investment of more than $1 million to the Mentor, Ohio
In addition, JE Pistons will retain a strong presence in Southern
California, establishing a new Sales and Engineering Center to maintain
all sales, customer service and product engineering roles. The sales
team will remain in place, so JE customers will continue to utilize
their existing contacts to conduct business in the same manner.
For more information visit www.jepistons.com