Shelter Works Announces Manufacturing Expansion; New facility planned for Q1, 2022
St. Louis, MO: Shelter Works, a leading provider of custom fiberglass buildings, announced plans today to open a second manufacturing location. The new 31,000 square foot facility will be located in Bucyrus, Ohio, and will primarily serve Water / Waste Water, Natural Gas, and Telecom industries.
Bucyrus is the largest city in Crawford County as well as the county seat. With a population of 12,000, Bucyrus is located approximately 66 miles from Toledo and 500 miles from St. Louis.
“This facility has been in the making for quite some time,” says Dave Masterson, General Manager of Shelter Works. “We are excited by the prospect of increasing manufacturing capacity and look forward to better serving our customers by reducing lead-times and transportation costs.”
Bucyrus has a long-standing history of manufacturing dating back to 1880 and the Bucyrus Foundry and Manufacturing Company. Shelter Works is pleased to be a part of the tradition.
Tracy Switzer, President of Shelter Works said, “Bucyrus has had a rich history manufacturing fiberglass products. We believe that we can tap into those resources and actually bring back some of the skilled jobs that were lost as the result of two large boat builders relocating out of the area.”
Bucyrus celebrated its Bicentennial in 2021. It boasts a history of being one of the areas where John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, is known to have frequented and planted and tended to his orchards. Bucyrus calls itself “The Bratwurst Capital of America” and is the home of the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival.