In a recent media report, a local company that started in a two-truck garage is breaking ground on a 112,000-square-foot facility in DeKalb to serve as its new home.
Wehrli Custom Fabrication, which specializes in High-Performance Diesel Truck upgrades, Off-road Side by Side Components, Custom Metal Fabrication, CNC Machining, and Powder Coating is building the new facility on an 11.5-acre site on the north side of Harvestore Drive, across from Corporate Drive.
The new building will be the fifth expansion for the company that started when CEO Jason Wehrli took his love of motorsports and opened the business in his parent’s garage.
“Our company has experienced rapid growth since our inception in 2010. We have been in 4 different locations since then and we hope that this move into our new facility at the end of 2021 to be our last,” said Wehrli. “We moved to DeKalb in 2018 and have had nothing but great experiences working with the city on anything from improvements to our current facility or holding our first event in DeKalb.”
Wehrli is a true family business with Jason working alongside his Wife Brittany and three brothers, Ryan, Mitch and Chad. The company employs 38 people, and the expansion will allow Wehrli to retain those employees in DeKalb while adding five to eight additional jobs over the next two years.
“We are happy to give back to the community. Our family is born and raised in DeKalb County!” said Wehrli. “We are glad to be a strong part of the local workforce, and we look forward to growing the team here at WCFAB.”
Wehrli will be relocating from a 35,000-square-foot facility in DeKalb. Their new building will give the business more than three times the space for R&D work, high-quality manufacturing, and powder coating.