BLUFFTON — Grob Systems, in Bluffton, which makes machines enabling automakers to manufacture engines and transmissions, is adding a $14 million, 45,918-square-foot building south of its plant.
The three-story structure of offices, meeting rooms and cafeteria space will accommodate the company’s growth. The building, just east of Interstate 75 and south of Ohio 103, is expected to be completed in August.
Grob is up to 560 employees, or 47 percent more than the 380 it had two years ago.
The hiring continues. The sales and proposal and mechanical engineering departments in particular are growing, and will be moving into the new building, said Emily Brock, marketing assistant for Grob.
“The new building will feature an open floor plan and flexible workspace designed to help foster greater collaboration, innovation and creativity,” Grob stated. “Throughout the campus, a large variety of working and gathering spaces will be available to employees to provide maximum flexibility for every working situation.”
“It was important for us to continue our commitment to the village of Bluffton and the state of Ohio,” Grob stated. “We’ve been a huge part of this community for almost 30 years, and we’re pleased to bring what we believe is one of the state’s top work environments to the area.”
The campus boasts a full-service kitchen that offers a free lunch, as well as an outside patio dining area.
“This building makes a bold statement about our product, while still paying tribute to our roots and demonstrating our journey for the future,” the company stated. “We feel the addition to our campus will aid in drawing in the community’s top talent.”
Grob Systems manufactures predominantly for the automotive industry, but it also produces for the aerospace, mold and die industries and for the production of medical instruments.