The Western States Machine Company moved into its new headquarters facility in Fairfield in September 2013, bringing substantial new investment and new jobs to Fairfield.
The Western States Machine Company was founded in 1917 to develop and manufacture improvements for centrifugals in the sugar industry. In 1950, Western States expanded its centrifugal line to include centrifuges for non-sugar industries including separation of fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Since its inception, Western States has grown to become a world-wide supplier of centrifugals for both the sugar and non-sugar industries, with more than 6,000 centrifugals installed worldwide.
In 2012, Western States identified a 10 acre site on Commerce Center Drive in Fairfield that could accommodate a new 76,000 square foot office and manufacturing headquarters facility, with remaining acreage available for future expansion.
Total project investment was nearly $7 million. Western States relocated nearly 70 jobs from its former facility and plans to create many new jobs as the business continues to grow.
Read an article about the project in the November 2012 edition of the Fairfield Business Booster.