A manufacturer of waterworks products in Wabash is set to undergo a major expansion, according to Inside Indiana Business.
The Ford Meter Box Company Inc. has announced plans to invest up to $300 million to build a new, 300,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its headquarters in Wabash and create up to 126 jobs by the end of 2027.
The company, founded in 1898, said the new facility will substantially increase production of its brass products while also allowing room for future production lines.
Ford Meter Box makes a variety of products for the waterworks industry, including water meter setting and testing equipment, service line valves and fittings, and pipe coupling, restraint, and repair products.
President Steve Ford said the expansion is the largest in the company’s history and will help meet increased demand for water, wastewater, civil and industrial applications across the country.
“The new facility will complement existing manufacturing operations at the firm’s Manchester Avenue location in Wabash,” Ford said in a news release. “Parts of our present foundry will remain in production, and parts will be repurposed to better utilize space.”