JE Pistons has announced that their advanced manufacturing center will relocate from its current southern California location to a new facility in Mentor, Ohio (east of Cleveland). According to JE, “The decision to relocate is part of an ongoing effort to be closer to the majority of JE customers, improve delivery and expand capabilities.”
The relocation will occur in stages from July through November 2012 and will involve moving more than 75 of the company’s modern CNC machines and supporting equipment. According to President of Performance Motorsports Inc. (the parent company of JE Pistons), “We are excited to relocate the JE Pistons manufacturing center to Ohio, and believe this move will afford us even greater efficiencies that we can pass along to our customers through competitively priced product, lower shipping cost, critical speed of delivery and expanded internal coating capabilities.” JE Pistons will retain a strong presence in southern California, establishing a new Sales and Engineering Center to maintain all sales, customer service and product engineering roles. The sales team will remain in place, so JE customers will continue to utilize their existing contacts to conduct business in the same manner. JE will make additional investments in research and development, product design and lead-time reduction systems. To maintain its commitment to building high quality products, the company has made a capital investment of more than $1 million to the Mentor, Ohio facility.