FIRST REPORT: Hamilton Inn, a nuisance site for years, being demolished as part of manufacturer’s expansion
The new 65,000-square-foot facility will offer manufacturing space as well as office space and extend Hamilton Caster’s lot to 6.2 total acres, expanding under-roof square footage from 102,000 to 162,000 square feet.
The facility is expected to be completed in October. Hamilton Caster added employees throughout 2019 to meet production needs in advance of the new space.
“In our current setup, we often need to run products from one place to another as they move through the manufacturing process,” said Dave Lippert, President and member of the fourth generation of family ownership. “The acquisition of the former Hamilton Inn is going to allow us to expand operations while at the same time creating a more streamlined process.”
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The new building will become Hamilton Caster’s new corporate offices. The new facility will house fiber lasers, robotic welders, CNC-Machines and a powder paint system.
Cincinnati-based KZF Design is the building architect, and Cincinnati-based Oswald Company is under contract to construct the new building.
Hamilton officials have said the repurposing of the land promotes continued urban renewal of the city’s east side.
“For many generations, this family-owned company has called Hamilton home,” said Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller. “We’re grateful for their investment and continued prosperity in our city.”
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