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Busche to add 24 jobs in Albion

September 30th, 2013

News Coverage:

Busche to add 24 jobs in Albion

Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 6:40 am, Mon Sep 30, 2013.

By Bob Braley
bbraley@kpcmedia.com

ALBION — An Albion-based company will add 24 new jobs next year, thanks to a new contract.

Busche has been awarded a contract from Z.F. Industries out of Marysville, Mich., for the machining of Chrysler companion flanges for the Chrysler 300M, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger programs.

The Z.F. purchase order provides tooling for more than 400,000 components annually from Busche. The new program will be run on existing equipment at Busche‘s Plant 8 facility in Albion.

Pre-production approval is scheduled for January 2014 with production ramping up in July of 2014.

“The program will require production on all three shifts with eight operators per shift, creating a total of 24 jobs,” said Busche estimating manager Art Givens.

“This is our first direct order with Z.F.,” said Busche president and CEO Nick A. Busche. “We just received our vendor number and are pleased Z.F. has put their confidence in our machining abilities and the service we can provide.

“We look forward to working with the Z.F. team on this project and additional programs in the future.”

Two engineers from Z.F. Industries were at the Busche factory on Tuesday. Heidi Fecteau, technical buyer and supplier quality engineer, and Earl Hanselman, supplier quality engineer of axle drives for passenger cars, toured the facilities and presented the Z.F. purchase order to Busche officials.

Busche is a computer numerical control (CNC) production machining organization, employing more than 650 skilled employees at their nine production facilities located in northeast Indiana and northern Alabama.

Busche specializes in the machining of intricate castings and forgings for the automobile, agricultural, and durable goods industry.