Connecting rod maker to get updated machinery, more space in northern Michigan
Oliver Racing Parts, manufacturers of high-performance connecting rods for motorsports applications, is moving its operations and manufacturing to a more modern facility in Charlevoix, MI.
The relocation will take place in three phases and is expected to be complete by the first week of October. The move will allow Oliver an opportunity to upgrade its manufacturing and packaging equipment in a new facility, moves that will enable Oliver to continue expanding their line of high-performance products.
“The opportunity to move Oliver Racing Parts into a more modern facility allows us to upgrade the company and our products in multiple ways, while staying in Michigan,” said Joseph A. Moch, president and CEO of Oliver Racing Parts. “The move to a modern facility in a greener, outdoors-friendly environment will improve the quality of life for our employees and hopefully encourage them to grow with our company.”
“The proximity to other automotive companies was a factor (in selecting Charlevoix), Moch said. “As a native Michigander, I wanted to locate our company in an area with all the great things we have here: natural beauty of the Great Lakes region and outstanding quality of life for our employees. This is a great area to not only grow a family, but a company, too.”
Oliver Racing Parts will now be located at 5339 N. M-66 North in Charlevoix, a 70,000 sq. ft. facility.
Effective October 1, the company’s new telephone number will be (231) 237-4515.
About Oliver Racing Parts
Oliver Racing Parts, founded in 1983, is an American manufacturer of connecting rods for motorsports applications. Oliver Racing Parts, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2013, manufactures connecting rods, machined by American craftsmen using American Mill-Certified aircraft-quality steel. Oliver Racing Parts feature the exclusive Parabolic Beam connecting rods, which offer the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any connecting rod on the market and deliver consistent performance in a wide variety of racing applications, including Late Models on Dirt and Asphalt, 410 Sprints, 360 Sprints, Modifieds, Drag Racing, Offshore, Truck Pulling, Tractor Pulling, Monster Trucks, Baja Off-Road Racing, Land Speed Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats and more.
For more information, visit http://www.oliverracingparts.com, or you can visit Oliver Racing Parts’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oliver-Racing-Parts/160558270633219.