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April 2013

Driven by Growth, Hynes Hires New Plant Manager, Adds 11,000 Square Foot Addition

KOKOMO, Ind. – Hynes Industries, a leading North American supplier and processor of steel and non-­â€ferrous metals, recently announced the hiring of a new Plant Manager, Wesley Utt, at their Kokomo facility. Within weeks after Utt was brought on, Hynes signed a contract with Hagerman, Inc of Fort Wayne, IN to expand the Kokomo plant by 11,000 square feet.

“Hynes Industries has always been committed to the Kokomo community, we hope this announcement reaffirms our commitment and sets us on a path of continued growth,” said D.R. Golding, CEO and president of Hynes Industries. “We are excited about the addition of Wesley Utt, he is a great cultural fit at Hynes and brings years of roll forming and stamping experience to the organization.”

Utt replaced Tom Sheridan as plant manager. Sheridan originally launched the Kokomo plant in 2006. He recently relocated to Hynes’ headquarters in Youngstown, Ohio to take on a new position as general manager of the Roll Formed Products Division. Utt and his family will reside in Muncie, Ind.

The Kokomo plant is a custom roll former, primarily serving the truck trailer industry. The addition will make for a total of 40,000 square feet of manufacturing space, providing room for material handling and storage. It also allows Hynes to add a second shift, effectively doubling the productive capacity.

Hynes Kokomo houses five automated roll forming lines, capable of producing parts up to 60 feet long. The plant employs eight full-­â€time employees and plans to increase hiring throughout 2011-­â€2012.

About Hynes Industries

Hynes Industries is a leading North American supplier and processor of steel and non-­â€ferrous metals. Since 1925, Hynes has been recognized for its fierce commitment to quality, customer service and on-­â€time delivery performance. Hynes has developed unique metalworking processes and technologies, supported by a vast inventory, expert engineering support and highly competitive product lines: Hynes Steel Products, Hynes Roll Formed Products, Hynes Rolled Wire Products, and Hynes FlexAngle Systems. Hynes is committed to building lasting customer relationships by delivering no-­â€nonsense reliability and value.