Huron County

Tip Products makes move from Cleveland to New London


By EMILY FAUST, Janotta & Herner

NEW LONDON – Tip Products, a wire harness and cord set manufacturer currently located in Cleveland, will be moving into a new facility in New London. Dave Finley, Tip Products General Manager, said the move is to better accommodate growth opportunities and to increase production efficiency.

“This building will allow us to venture into new territories,” Finley said. “We will be able to do warehousing for just-in-time delivery for our existing customers and attain new customers that require this type of production.”

The new facility, located on Industrial Drive across from Firelands Electric Cooperative, will be 30,000 square feet with a combination of office and production manufacturing space on 6.5 acres of land. The design and placement of the building on the property allows for future expansions up to 60,000 square feet. Janotta & Herner is the design/build general contractor on this project.

Tip Products was founded in 1965. It has been at its current location in Cleveland since 1967. They expanded in 1989 and 2006 to develop into their current space of 20,000 square feet. Their Cleveland location will be closed after the new facility opens. The move will allow them to expand with demand, develop a more efficient production flow and venture into new avenues of the manufacturing industry to accommodate new customers.

“The Village of New London and Huron County Development Council have been instrumental in bringing Tip Products to New London,” Michelle Pellerin, Tip Products office manager, said. “They have guided us through the approval process and have offered incentives to get employees hired and trained in Cleveland before the transition.”

Tip Products will be adding approximately 30 new jobs in Huron County.

“We feel we can be advantageous to the community with job opportunities for all ages and skill levels,” Pellerin said. “We offer a non-toxic, safe environment to work in with medical/dental and vision benefits and a SIMPLE IRA option. We have up to 10 immediate positions to fill with incentives to come train in Cleveland along with 20 positions to start when our facility is up and running in New London.”

Groundbreaking on this project was on July 20 and is expected to be finished this winter. The location in Cleveland will remain open until they move into their new location.

For information on Tip Products or anything else Janotta & Herner is working on, contact Emily Faust at 419-465-4611 or