SPIROL employees, company executives, board members, state representatives, and other honored guests gathered to celebrate the completion of the major expansion to SPIROL’s world headquarters and largest global manufacturing facility located in Northeastern Connecticut.
The expansion that began in early 2016 includes significant additional manufacturing space, new state of the art warehouses for raw material and finished goods, a new quality lab and office space, new flooring, updated lighting, and significant investments in new production technology. Overall this effort expanded the manufacturing area by approximately 40%.
Jeff Koehl, CEO and grandson of founder Herman Koehl, took to the podium to address all in attendance and express pride in the accomplishments of a small company that started 71 years ago with the invention of the Coiled Spring Pin. Today, SPIROL has grown to be an internationally recognized leading brand in the fastening, joining, and assembly industry with locations on four continents and 13 countries. In total, there are 13 manufacturing, sales and full service distribution facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia giving SPIROL a unique vertical position in today's dynamic market place.
Shortly before cutting the ribbon, Koehl paid homage to the founders of SPIROL and their emphatic dedication and bravery to start a company to sell a product that had no market as it was a new invention. Koehl was joined by the Board in front of the newly commemorated Hans Koehl Employee Center and courtyard to cut the ribbon. Koehl echoed the sentiments of his father, Hans, by attributing the success of the company to its hard working employees who make SPIROL the great company that it is. The day ended with employees welcoming their family and friends for a tour of their newly updated workplace.