Noble County Company to Add Jobs

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Albion-based Busche Enterprise Division Inc. says a new contract will allow it to create two dozen jobs next year. The deal involves machining parts for a Chrysler supplier. In July 2012, Busche broke ground on a $17 million expansion that included 120 new jobs by 2015.

The company employs more than 650 in the Noble County city.

September 29, 2013

News Release

ALBION, Ind. - Busche Enterprise Division, Inc. an Indiana based machining organization located in Albion, Indiana has been awarded a machining contract from Z.F. out of Marysville, Michigan for the machining of Chrysler Companion Flanges for the Chrysler 300M, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger programs. The Z.F. Purchase order provides tooling for capacity of over 400,000 components annually. The new program will be run on existing equipment at Busche‘s Plant 8 facility in Albion, Indiana. Pre-production approval is scheduled for January 2014 with production ramping up in July, 2014." Art Givens, Estimating Manager for Busche, noted, "The program will require production on all three shifts with eight operators per shift creating a total of 24 jobs."

"This is our first direct order with Z. F.," noted CEO/President, Nick A. Busche. "We just received our vendor number and are pleased Z.F. has put their confidence in our machining abilities and the service we can provide. We look forward to working with the Z.F. team on this project and additional programs in the future." Z.F. Industries' Heidi Fecteau, Technical Buyer Supplier Quality Engineer and Earl Hanselman, Supplier Quality Engineer Axle Drives for Passenger Cars, were at Busche on Tuesday to tour the BUSCHE facilities and present the ZF Purchase Order.

Busche is a computer numerical control (CNC) production machining organization employing over 650 skilled employees at their nine production facilities located in North- East Indiana and Northern Alabama. Busche specializes in the machining of intricate castings and forgings for the automobile, agricultural, and durable goods industry.

Sources: Busche Enterprise Division, Inc., Inside INdiana Business