Melton Machine & Control Company has purchased the former Harman International Company building at 851 Vossbrink Drive in the Heidmann Industrial Park.

The company announced the purchase Friday.

The 89,000-plus square-foot building is located on 23 acres at the northeast corner of Highway 100 and Vossbrink Drive.

Harman International closed the manufacturing facility in June 2012.

Melton Machine & Control Company (MMCC) currently has a 154,000-square-foot facility in Washington at 6350 Bluff Road. MMCC is a recognized leader in the field of automated arc welding, serving primarily the automotive industry. The firm is a value-focused designer and builder of equipment, fixtures and tooling and an innovative, experienced partner in developing custom solutions for factory automation.

The company also announced it purchased Computech Manufacturing Company, Inc. (CMC) in May 2010. CMC also designs and manufactures automated systems for pharmaceutical, military, aerospace and general manufacturing. Additional products of CMC include components for aircraft ignition systems and personal cooling devices for Nascar drivers and NASA astronauts. CMC currently employs 32 full-time employees.

See the Wednesday Missourian for more details.