Bomb threat at Cardington Yutaka halts production
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 — An early morning bomb threat at Cardington Yutaka Technologies in Cardington shut production down for more than six hours as officials investigated and search the premises.
A similar threat was made September 7 that yielded no suspicious devices. Today’s message, found during third shift, contained more specific information, said Morrow County Sheriff Steve Brenneman, who was notified at 6:35 a.m. Employees were evacuated and law enforcement officials paired up in teams with Yutaka associates to perform a sweep of the buildings. A suspicious package was located in a locker room and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office sent the Bomb Squad, who determined the package to be non-threatening, containing parts from the premises.
Employees began going back into the plant about 12:30 p.m. Also assisting at the scene were Cardington Police, a Columbus-based ATF agent, and EMA Director Joe Edwards. The Cardington Fired Dept. and Squad were on standby and the Red Cross was on hand to provide warm drinks and refreshments.
Cardington Yutaka Technologies, Inc. is an automotive parts supplier for Honda of America Manufacturing, primarily torque converters, catalytic converters, and exhaust systems. Yutaka Technologies also has plants in Alabama and South Carolina.