Auto parts maker Setco announces move to Boone County and add new jobs

Setco Sales Co., a manufacturer of spindles and other precision parts and specialty products for the automotive and aerospace industries, will move its headquarters to Boone County and create 30 quality jobs in the years to come.

Currently based in Cincinnati, Setco’s move to Boone County will allow the company to maintain its current employee base of approximately 60, including six Kentucky residents, and achieve a $ 6.25 million expansion. to increase production capacity. The new facility will increase Setco’s ability to manufacture, repair and maintain high performance precision spindles – a key part of CNC machining and many suspension and wheel spinning systems, among a range of other applications. The Setco product line also includes slides and milling heads.

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“We welcome Setco and its 60 current office, sales and machining staff to Boone County,” said Boone County Judge / Executive Gary Moore. “The company joins a strong manufacturing base in Northern Kentucky, and employees will appreciate the easy access and many amenities that Hebron offers. “

Jobs created at the new facility will include machining, assembly, engineering, sales and administration roles. Work on the project is expected to begin in September and end in spring 2022.

“I wanted to express how thrilled Setco is to partner with the Commonwealth of Kentucky for our new global headquarters,” said Jim Broz, President of Setco. “This modern and expanded facility will serve as a growth platform in the North American market and will be our global home for Setco’s global operations and management.”

Founded in 1912, Setco manufactures spindles, including belt drive, gear, motorized, high speed and high frequency models. Its precision linear slides include dovetail, hardened track and linear rail slides in over 20 sizes and hundreds of designs. Setco primarily serves the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as the construction, die / mold, medical, plastics, woodworking, stonecutting and general metallurgy industries. . The company operates nine facilities around the world, with operations in Michigan and Georgia, and sites in Mexico, India, Taiwan and China.

Setco joins approximately 4,500 manufacturing-related facilities in Kentucky, which employ approximately 260,000 Kentuckians statewide. The Commonwealth is a national leader in the manufacturing sector, with about 13% of its workforce employed in the sector compared to the US average of 8.5%.

“We are happy to welcome Setco to the Commonwealth. This exciting project supports several key industries in our state, while creating excellent employment opportunities for residents of Kentucky, ”said Governor Andy Beshear. “Setco also joins a growing list of companies who find Kentucky a welcoming home to set up their headquarters.”

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