In the 6 weeks since the fire that severely damaged Jennerjahn Machine, Inc., great strides have been made to resume daily operations. A state-of-the-art paint booth and a series of new mills were recently installed in a separate building on the property not damaged by the fire. The building will now be used for the fabrication of machined parts, painting, and polyurethane roll covering.
Until the end of February, the administrative, IT, sales, engineering, parts, and service departments will continue to operate from the Matthews Community Center. In March, these departments will relocate to Jennerjahn’s temporary location in Marion, Indiana.
According to Chris Jennerjahn, “The employees at Jennerjahn have stepped up and are doing jobs to help us get back on our feet as quickly as possible. We salvaged as much as we could, cleaned things up and moved everything 30 miles away to our new facility. It’s remarkable to think all that we have accomplished in just 6 weeks.”
The parts department has been working tirelessly to receive new parts and restock the empty shelves with new inventory. New machine builds will start within a couple of weeks.
In the coming weeks, the 11,000 square foot building expansion project will begin to take shape and the assembly area will be repaired with new insulation, siding, and roofing. The original machine shop and offices will be torn down in late February with plans for new construction in the late spring or early summer.