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PHD, Inc.
9009 Clubridge Dr., P.O. Box 9070
Fort Wayne, IN, 46899

Press release date: April 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – PHD, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation components, announced today plans to expand operations in their Huntington, Ind. facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017.

Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., PHD is investing $4.18 million to equip its 76,000 square-foot production facility in Huntington. Multi-axis CNC equipment will be installed in the coming weeks with plans to begin insourcing production of CNC-machined parts.

“Building and maintaining an affordable business climate is a top priority in the Hoosier State,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Through years of hard work and careful planning, we have established Indiana as a place where companies like PHD, Inc. can launch and grow long-term plans with confidence.”

PHD currently employs approximately 285 full-time employees, with more than 100 in Huntington. PHD plans to begin hiring CNC machinists and programmers in early May. Interested applicants may apply by contacting PHD’s human resource department at (260) 356-0120, ext. 694.

“PHD has a history of more than 55 years developing and manufacturing high-quality and long-life industrial automation components right here in Fort Wayne, and in Huntington for the last 30 years,” said David French, vice president of operations. “Our plans for growth enable us to compete more in the global marketplace, while providing the opportunity to add new machining capabilities as well as employment in our community.”

Founded in 1957, PHD, Inc. launched with the development of an innovative pneumatic cylinder in a downtown Fort Wayne garage. Today, PHD is a multinational, worldwide corporation with a professional distributor network and broad product offering to serve a wide range of industries.

About PHD
PHD, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of pneumatic and electric actuators for assembly, packaging, robotics, and industrial automation. PHD’s product line includes cylinders, escapements, grippers, linear slides, rotary actuators, clamps, blow molding equipment and more. Known for performance, flexibility, and extremely long life, PHD actuators welcome the challenge of many different types of operating environments. PHD’s fast delivery reduces inventory costs and keeps production schedules on track. Finding a solution for specific automation needs has never been easier or faster than it is with PHD.

For information about this release, contact:

Sara Owen
PHD Marketing
(260) 479-2265  
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