Northern Indiana Company Expands
A Kosciusko County company has added a new production line and a handful of jobs. Precision Wire Service Inc. creates custom wire designs for specialty vehicles and now employs around two dozen in North Webster. August 15, 2013
NORTH WEBSTER, Ind. – At KEDCo, we are always excited to share news and celebrate with local companies who are in the process of expanding and adding new jobs. “One of our manufacturing strengths,” stated KEDCo President George Robertson “is our niche market manufacturing companies. They succeed through entrepreneurial efforts and by producing a high quality product.”
Precision Wire Services, headquartered in North Webster, Indiana, recently expanded their facility and finished a second production line, allowing Precision Wire to create six new jobs and double their production capacity. This expansion is a 35 percent increase in staff as Precision Wire has grown from 17 to 23 full time employees.
Jodi Mikesell and Greg Snavely own and operate Precision Wire Services. Snavely opened Precision Wire Services in 1982, with himself as the only employee. The company became incorporated in 1987, and employed five individuals.
Precision Wire specializes in custom wire design for specialty vehicles. Due to the unique wiring requirements of specialty vehicles, custom wiring harness systems must be produced and installed on a per customer basis. Each wiring system is custom designed and manufactured for the vehicle, which ranges from school buses, public transportation vehicles, converted buses and van conversions, and other specialty vehicles. Their products are sent to customers generally within a 300 mile radius; however orders have been shipped nationwide.
Jodi and Greg did not have to wait long for new orders to fill their new production line. In fact, Precision Wire is already operating at capacity once again. Snavely noted, “Even in a down economy, people need transportation.” Snavely's persistence and faith in Precision Wire has certainly aided in the steady growth that the company has experienced over the past 31 years.
Total Kosciusko County employment up 570: $24.5 million dollar economic impact
It is these kinds of stories, created by our business community, which resulted in year-end actual numbers of 570 more people working in Kosciusko County over December of 2011. Kosciusko County was one of the few in Northern Indiana that ended the year with higher employment than the prior year. This new payroll of $24.5 million increased economic activity throughout our County and is positive news for all our businesses and citizens.
Source: Kosciusko Economic Development Corp.