MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - A new manufacturing plant is expected to bring at least 30 new jobs to the Tri-State by the end of the year.
Avure Technologies Inc., a Swedish-based company that is a self-proclaimed global leader in contained ultra-high pressure (HPP) systems, is opening a new food division in Middletown.
According to the company's website , HPP systems allow engineers to enhance material properties, form sheet metal, and pasteurize foods without heat or chemicals. These technologies help foods stay pathogen-free and stay fresh longer.
The Middletown site will be home to manufacturing, engineering, procurement and other customer service operations, according to a press release issued Thursday .
In addition to HPP systems, it will also specialize in technologies behind advances in food safety and all-natural food products.
"The new manufacturing facility will produce high quality HPP systems at the lowest possible cost. Avure will leverage the industrial infrastructure and the materials expertise found in southwestern Ohio to deliver a great product to our customers," stated Mark Morgan, Director of Food Operations, in the release.
The company has already started making renovations at a 50,000 square-foot facility in MiddCities Industrial Park on South Verity Parkway.
At this time Avure Technologies Inc. expects to create at least 30 high-paying jobs in the Tri-State when the plant opens in the fall.
"We are excited to have Avure Technologies join our diverse advanced manufacturing and technology community. Our strategic location and the regional availability of a skilled, educated workforce helped to make us a good match," said Denise Hamet, Director of Economic Development for the City of Middletown.
An exact date for the plant's opening is not known at this time. Avure is looking to hire technicians, engineers and scientists, but it is not clear what open positions will be available.
The company signed a 10-year contract and the new jobs will generate roughly $2 million in additional payroll for the city, according to city officials.
Avure's food division is headquartered in Franklin, Tenn. and has industrial division in Vasteras, Sweden and facilities in Columbus, Ohio.
For more information on the Middletown site visit http://www.avure.com/news/archive/hpp-leader-avure-locates-food-division-manufacturing-in-middletown-oh.asp .
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