The CDH Custom Roll Form team worked hard during the global COVID-19 pandemic to build its team, and renovate and open its 50,000 square-foot manufacturing and office facility in Warren, OH.
The Company invested a significant amount in capital improvements to renovate an existing building over many months to upgrade the structure, add new pneumatics, crane, electrical service, lighting, HVAC and more. The plant features 32-stand roll formers with 250-ton pre-punch press capabilities and a 10,000-pound uncoiler. State-of-the-art AMS controls and HMI interfaces and a fully-integrated ERP system allows for complete material tracing, coating certifications and cradle-to-grave controls.
The office area includes entirely renovated space for employees including a conference room, restrooms and a comfortable break room.
Jack Pacalo, CDH President, said, “The pandemic delayed our process a little bit, much like with the rest of the world, but we were able to create a best-in-class manufacturing plant and office while hiring operations and engineering managers with unmatched knowledge and experience.”
Dan Ross, Operations Manager, joined CDH with decades of experience working for other companies and was previously a Plant Superintendent at ClarkDietrich. Ray Krause, Engineering Manager, has 40 years of experience with stamping, roll forming, quality and management with various companies.
Pacalo added, “We are in the unique position of being a start-up, but one with veteran leadership and the support of two well-established global parents in ClarkDietrich and Hadley. We are also in a unique position to be operating at full capacity from Day One, as we have been taking orders prior to being fully operational. The well-established supply chain of our parent companies provides us with unprecedented access to materials, even with the shortages caused by the pandemic.”
CDH has aggressive growth plans for the future.