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FREMONT – One of Sandusky County’s leading manufacturers is embarking on a multi-million dollar expansion project at its Fremont facility.
Motion Controls Robotics expects to create 18 full-time positions, generate $1.2 million in new annual salaries and retain $4.9 million in existing salaries as a result of the company’s expansion project in Fremont, according to a press release by Governor Mike DeWine from last week.
The Ohio Department of Development announced last week that the state’s Tax Credit Authority (TCA) has approved support for seven projects, including the Motion Controls expansion.
Collectively, the projects will create 660 new jobs and sustain 3,333 jobs statewide and are expected to result in more than $39 million in new salaries and spur more than $51.8 million in investment across Ohio .
Motion Controls manufactures robotic case packing, robotic palletizing and machine tending; large-scale robotic packaging and handling systems at the end of the line; vision guided systems; robot simulation; AVG systems; and intelligent robot systems.
The TCA approved a six-year 1.198% job creation tax credit for the Motion Controls project.
Motion Controls has more than 60 employees and annual gross sales of approximately $20 million.
The Toledo-based regional growth partnership announced in a press release that Motion Controls will invest more than $2 million to support increasing automation technologies.
Scott Lang, president of Motion Controls, said demand for robotics will continue at least until 2030.
“This expansion, along with discussion of building another facility closer to our customers, is all part of our 10-year plan,” Lang said in a press release.
The Fremont company has been growing steadily, averaging more than 10% year-over-year.
The expansion project includes a 25,500 square foot annex with 1,300 square feet of internal office space. The company operates in three major markets – end-of-line packaging, omni-channel fulfillment and general material handling.
The industries it serves include food and beverage, consumer goods, and manufacturing.
JobsOhio, Regional Growth Partnership and Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation worked together to advance this project.
The expansion project is scheduled to begin in 2023.