Tiffin business announces expansion, new jobs thanks to popular product

Tiffin business announces expansion, new jobs thanks to popular product
A gravity chute.
A gravity chute.

TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) - A Tiffin business has announced they will be expanding and adding new jobs thanks to a product of theirs being in high demand.

Tiffin Metal Products produces law enforcement lockers and billboard frames used all across the country. But their new product – SST gravity chutes used in logistical warehouses – is in demand globally. Companies like Fed-Ex and UPS are purchasing the chutes.

“At the capacity that we're producing it now, we've never been at this level,” said Tim Demith, CFO for Tiffin Metal Products. “We've really had a change in sales focus over the last two years.”

With the high demand comes a $750,000 expansion to purchase more equipment and take on at least 18 new employees to produce the chutes, along with carts and work tables.

This reach is nothing new to the company though, as they have been selling billboard frames and evidence lockers for law enforcement for decades.

“They manufacture to the military, fence posts, gun racks,” said David Zak, president of the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC). “So they're in almost every major industry all over the place. And it's really the skills of the workforce and the leadership and innovation that the company has had that allows them to be successful and growing as a manufacturer.”

Portions of the expansion have already been implemented.

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