Local expansion to create 40 Jobs

Masterbuilt announced Wednesday morning that it's seeking a 67,000 square-foot warehouse and office building off of Milgen Road in Columbus.

The move will allow Masterbuilt to expand and create 40 new jobs.

Masterbuilt designs and markets products including grills, smokers, gas fryers, automotive cargo carrieers, bike racks and accessories.

Wednesday Masterbuilt demonstrated their products by cooking lunch for guests.

The company was founded in 1973, by Dawson McLemore and his sons on Brown Avenue as a manufacturer of baker's racks, fern stands, and ornamental ironworks.

Today his sons John and Don own and operate the company. Masterbuilt continues to design and market products which are sold in the U.S. and Canada, as well as parts of Japan, Central, South America and China.