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Galion-based Eagle Crusher, a pioneering manufacturer of heavy equipment, has announced a significant expansion project in Bucyrus, representing an investment of $1.8 million.

This expansion project not only reaffirms the company’s commitment to its existing 145 local employees but also paves the way for additional hiring. The expansion encompasses a wide array of enhancements, including the addition of welding tables, a cutting-edge paint booth, robot technology, a press brake, forklifts, a burn table, as well as a number of additional facility upgrades, among other investments.

Dave Swihart, Eagle Crusher’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement, was pleased to be able to make the announcement. “Eagle Crusher is experiencing strong growth, and we need to expand our capacity. We’re grateful for our employees, who make our success possible, and we’re happy to continue to invest in Crawford County.”

Founded in 1915 in Kenton, Eagle Crusher began as a manufacturer of small crushers that were fitted to farm tractors. The company relocated to Galion from Kenton in 1952 and later established its Bucyrus manufacturing facility. Nationally, it has facilities in Galion and Bucyrus as well as in Aurora, Indiana.

The company now specializes in the manufacture of heavy-duty, portable crushing plants, horizontal shaft impactors, jaw crushers, hammermills, and conveyors designed for aggregates, asphalt, and recycled concrete. Its equipment is renowned for its ability to crush concrete with high volumes of steel rebar and process hard rocks without fatigue.

Bucyrus Mayor Jeff Reser commended Eagle Crusher’s expansion project and its positive impact on the local community. “Eagle Crusher is a major corporate citizen, and we appreciate their continued confidence in Bucyrus. We wish them all the best as the continue to grow.”

Source: Crawford Partnership