Growth for Butech Bliss | An Innovator in Cut-to-Length Line Equipment
Butech Bliss Metal Cut-To-Length Line | Continual Growth For Salem, OH
It wasn’t all that long ago, but previously Butech and Bliss were separate manufacturing companies located in Salem, Ohio. Bliss was a steel equipment manufacturing company with a long heritage and reputation for building heavy-duty rolling mill equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metal producers, originally from Brooklyn, NY. Their engineering and manufacturing facilities were and still are among the best available in North America.
John Buta began the small company Butechwith just a minimal collection of scrap choppers, side trimmers, shears, and hydraulic roller levelers. The merger between these two innovative companies allowed the manufacturing facilities to expand to 2 facilities with over 75 machining centers and the highest quality metal cut-to-length line equipment on the market.
Expansion of the Manufacturing Space
Butech Bliss is taking on yet another opportunity for expansion to the former Columbus McKinnon building at 240 Pennsylvania Ave. This is great news for the company and the city of Salem, OH. The purchase of the 50,000-square-foot building provides a new location for their growing industrial rebuild operation while freeing up additional space at the main plant on Ellsworth Avenue.
In the interest of preservation, Butech Bliss will be able to revitalize a building that’s been vacant for over 18 months. Butech Bliss will also be able to provide new local jobs while maintaining the 270 positions at the current cut-to-length line manufacturing facility.
It Hadn’t Been an Easy Road
The path to expanding facilities wasn’t a straight line as expected. The spring season was difficult, the business gained ground over the summer and early fall to the point where the company is on pace to nearly matching the record profits Butech Bliss posted in 2019. With fast growth often comes challenges, and like most manufacturers, 2020 provided a great deal of growth and the growing pains that come along with them.
Butech Executive Vice President Jock Buta believes the expansion to the former Columbus McKinnon plant positions us for a bright future. Originally, the Butech Bliss metal slitting line company had considered looking outside Salem to expand, but this decision would have brought its share of logistical challenges, Buta says. “Although there’s uncertainty in the market due to the pandemic, we felt this was the right time to position our company with the building capacity for not just today’s workload, but where we expect to be in three to five years.”
Sharing Opportunity with their City in the Metal Cut-To-Length Line Industry
With the help of TeamNEO, the expansion project was awarded a $100,000 JobsOhio revitalization grant that will be used to reconfigure the new space for our facility. Needs says the expansion should create 11 jobs and retain another 270 at Butech Bliss. It also gaves them a chance to revitalize a property that’s been vacant since Columbus McKinnon moved operations out of state and vacated its Columbiana County locations a year and a half ago.
This abruptly put 80 Salem citizens out of work, and a wave of sadness on the city. Fortunately, the SOD Center was able to help to connect most of them to new opportunities through job fairs and other employment networks, but the shutdown left a traumatic mark. Butech Bliss strives to protect their role as a local company whose growth needs were able to be solved from within the community, locking in future tax revenue for the city and providing great jobs for the city of Salem, OH.
What This Means for Butech Bliss’s Production Capabilities
Butech Bliss is the industry leader for cut-to-length line and metal processing equipment. With their highly skilled engineers, they are able to manufacture large complex equipment used in metal processing for several industries. While they’ve devoted most of their business to produce new equipment and coil processing lines, they also have success in reconditioning, rebuilding, and extending the life of used equipment.
Butech Bliss is able to design and optimize the new space for continued growth in their operations, and they’ll be able to open up approximately 11 new positions and streamline operations for their current employees. They will continue to improve their manufacturing abilities as they continually increase their sales, all while making a positive impact on the community that built them.
Looking for Professional Opportunities with Butech Bliss?
If you’re looking to get involved with Butch Bliss’s massive expansion, be sure to visit their careers page for all opportunities at the current or new facility. Butech Bliss is a company proud to support the city of Salem and its citizens.
Butech Bliss’s Employees build metal forming machinery better than our competitors. If your business could benefit from one of our perfectly manufactured cut-to-length lines or any of our other state-of-the-art metal processing products, make sure you contact the sales team at Butech Bliss so they can get to building better equipment for you.
Butech Bliss | Over a Century of Experience Innovating Metal Cut-to-Length Line Equipment
Butech Bliss is highly experienced in creating custom solutions for metal cut-to-length line industries across the world. All Butech Bliss products are designed with care by their highly trained engineers to be exactly what you need to get the job done. Investing in a top-of-the-line cut-to-length line or slitting line machine from Butech Bliss is the right move so your facility can improve production, decrease downtime and produce a high quantity, and a higher quality yield during all your coil processing.