October 21, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

BUSCHE Acquires Alabama Facility

HARTSELLE -- BUSCHE finalized negotiations with CR Compressors LLC, a company in Emerson Electric’s Emerson Climate Technologies business segment today for a large manufacturing complex which includes a 263,000-square-foot building located on 48 acres near Hartselle. 

BUSCHE purchased the complex, and will do value added long-term machining contract work at the Alabama facility. With very few large machining organizations in the South, Nick A. Busche, CEO/President of BUSCHE, said he saw this move as a win-win situation for both Busche and Busche’s customers logistically. 

Alabama is positioned with numerous major automotive manufacturing facilities located close by such as Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, BMW and Volkswagen. The trend of many OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in recent years has been to build and expand in the Southern regions.  The purchase positions Busche with a northern and southern solution for its customers. The Alabama location is close to several suppliers of intricate raw castings and forgings requiring the complex machining capabilities Busche provides.  The new location will allow Busche to offer a more competitive answer to growing freight costs.

 

Governor Robert Bentley said he also sees the move as a win-win situation, both for Alabama’s economy and the residents who Busche will employ in the state.  “With employment levels expected to grow to more than 200 employees within the next three years, Busche will be a major contributor to Alabama’s economic prosperity. We appreciate the fact that they chose Alabama for this plant and look forward to working with them in the future.”

 

Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, thanked the company for its decision to locate in Alabama and said that he was proud that the Department of Commerce could play a role in assisting the company. “With Alabama rapidly on the way to becoming the third largest automotive producing state in the country, we welcome Busche as our latest supplier and thank them for the confidence they have shown in Alabama’s business climate.”

 

BUSCHE will retain former Emerson employees on the Busche Alabama team to help make this a seamless transition. Busche is a computer numerical control (CNC) production machining organization employing over 600 skilled employees

at their nine production facilities located in North- East Indiana and Northern Alabama.

 

Busche specializes in the machining of intricate castings and forgings for the automobile, construction, agricultural, medium duty truck Industries and a wide variety of other industries.

 

Busche Enterprise Division, Inc.

1563 E. State Rd 8 -  P.O. Box 77 -  Albion, IN  46701
                      http://www.busche-cnc.com/.     Phone:  260-636-7030  Ext 227
                    Contact LeAnn Gray, Launch/Customer Relations Manager

 

 

 

 



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