Huron County

American Excelsior is growing

By EMILY FAUST
Janotta & Herner

NORWALK – American Excelsior is expanding an additional 60,000 square feet next to the current facility located at 180 Cleveland Road in Norwalk. The $4 million building expansion will also create 10-15 new jobs.

“Our decision to expand our operations is part of our strategic plan to continue our targeted growth strategy and to continually improve our work environment for our associates within our local community we already operate in,” said Casey Poignon, American Excelsior general manager.

The current manufacturing facility is 77,000 square feet and has been operating in Norwalk since 1995.

The company is divided into two separate manufacturing operations. One part of the plant is dedicated to fabricating foam products for the company’s Flexible Foam Division, which provides foam products used in packaging, furniture, medical and many other industries. The other manufacturing operation produces a variety of products used in the construction industry to help erosion control and sediment runoff products.

Over the past year, both divisions have experienced strong growth, which has resulted in the need for additional equipment and space. Instead of moving the operation to a new location, the decision was made to build another manufacturing plant on the land the company already owns in Norwalk.

This expansion will create the need for additional workforce to help with the increased production. The company estimates they will be hiring 10-15 new people to start when the building is finished. Janotta & Herner is the general design/build contractor on this project.

“We recently expanded our wage range for current associates and have begun recruiting to support our growth,” Poignon said. “We’re excited to say American Excelsior in Norwalk is hiring!”

Groundbreaking on this project was on April 7 and is expected to be finished in Fall of 2021.

For information on American Excelsior or anything else Janotta & Herner is working on, contact Emily Faust at 419-465-4611 or Emily@JanottaHerner.com.