EATON — Heindl Engineering broke ground on a showroom expansion during a brief ceremony, which included members of the Preble County Chamber of Commerce as well as county commissioners, on Friday, Oct. 2.
“I think this place is a hidden jewel – mostly because I really want a motorcycle but I’m not allowed to have one,” joked Matt Owen, Preble County Chamber of Commerce executive director.
The business has become internationally recognized, known for their Ural sidecar and Royal Enfield motorcycles. It started out as a college project that “got out of hand,” said CEO Jon Heindl, who started the company with his brother.
“I never had the idea that it would get as large as what it has,” he said. “I’m proud to call Preble County our home.”
Heindl’s average customer drives from around 200 miles away to visit the facility.
It’s because of that loyalty and recognition the Heindles decided to expand.
“We wanted to make it nicer for people to come into the area,” said Jon.
The expansion is expected to be completed sometime in the winter months.