PHD, Inc. to invest more than $4 million to expand Indiana plant

Manufacturer of industrial automation components, PHD, Inc. announced it will expand its Huntington, Ind., facility. PHD is investing more than $4 million to equip the plant with multi-axis computer numerical control (CNC) machines, which are automated machines that use programmed commands to create products. 

PHD currently employs about 285 full-time employees, more than 100 of which are at the Huntington plant. The company predicts the expansion will require 22 new jobs by 2017. Some of the new positions will be machinists and programmers and will be needed as early as this summer.

Earlier this year, PHD was awarded the "Best of Industry" in customer solutions by Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine. PHD has created more than 34,000 unique designs for their customers since the company was founded in 1957, according to a company statement. 

"Building and maintaining an affordable business climate is a top priority in the Hoosier State," President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation Eric Doden, stated. "Through years of hard work and careful planning, we have established Indiana as a place where companies like PHD, Inc. can launch and grow long-term plans with confidence."

Growing manufacturing companies should work with engineering recruiters to find the skilled workers for their new positions.