CSS Composites, a composites manufacturing company in Gunnison, UT, recently announced that it’s relocating and building a 50,000 sqft facility in nearby Richfield, UT. CSS manufactures high-performance bicycle wheels and rims for brands that use Fusion Fiber technology that CSS developed. For two years, the company has developed a new material and process of manufacturing Fusion Fiber in Gunnison.
The $15 million project by CSS Composites was announced by the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), Sevier County and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
Thirty jobs will move to Richfield, where CSS is building a 50,000-square-foot, highly automated manufacturing center that is expected to be complete in September. The company expects to add another 20 jobs in Richfield by the end of 2022.
As part of the process, the company secured funding through a Private Activity Bond from the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Rural Jobs Act, working with Enhanced Capital.
“It’s a cutting-edge tech center,” said Jimmy Seear, company co-founder. “Our team has developed a new manufacturing process with faster processing times that allow us to produce recyclable composite wheels — a first in the market. We’re able to be price-competitive while offering a substantially better product than is being produced by an Asian factory, thereby bringing manufacturing back to North America. We have been extremely thankful for the supportive environment the state of Utah offers to businesses to help them grow.” Read more…..