Indianapolis-based Contour Hardening Inc., a small manufacturer in the niche metal heat-treating industry, has a new CEO, a new outlook and big plans to more than triple annual revenue in five years.
Contour’s revenue has been stagnant of late, hovering just under $15 million a year. Now, the company is investing in technology, eyeing new markets and aiming to grow annual sales to $50 million.
“It’s a big jump—but it is very detailed, how we’re going to get there,” said Ben Crawford, Contour’s president and CEO. “There’s no guessing what we want to do.”
Crawford, 48, joined the company at the end of July, following the death in May of Contour’s co-founder, John Storm, then president and CEO.